Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker Haigh’s Chocolates has outlined its 10-year growth strategy as well as plans to relocate to Chidda in North Adelaide.
Haigh’s will join a number of food and beverage manufacturers at the Nexus North development next to Chidda station. The 3.6 hectare site will feature a 9000 square metre processing factory and 6000 square metre fulfilment and warehousing facility.
Haigh’s Chocolates CEO Alister Haigh said work is scheduled to commence in coming months and would provide the fourth-generation chocolatier increase capacity and support growth of its online business as well as new retail stores.
“For more than 100 years, we have been creating first-class premium quality, bean-to-bar chocolate. Our loyal customers continue to support us through the purchasing of our artisan products sold across our stores nationally as well as online,” Haigh said.
Ecommerce had become increasingly popular for the business during Covid and it was something the copmany wanted to build on, Haigh said.
Haigh also outlined the company’s 10-year business strategy, including:
- double capacity for tonnes of bean-to-bar chocolate made each year;
- grow the number of retail stores across the country;
- significantly grow online and corporate sales;
- create employment opportunities within the warehouse, chocolate processing, online fulfillment areas and new retail stores;
- maintain its Greenhill Road head office, retail sites and Mile End based cocoa bean processing facility.
“We look forward to sharing several exciting announcements in the coming months and years as this development unfolds and grants us the ability to deliver more chocolate to more people,” Haigh said.