14 July 2017 | Permalink
If you visit the RJs factory, you may be wondering why we’re all smiling so much. Well, we always smile at RJs—it’s hard not to when you’re making the world’s best licorice—but we’re also pretty thrilled to have won the Exporter of the Year award.
The award means a lot to us, not only as a recognition of success, but because we’re a family owned and operated New Zealand business standing tall on the world’s confectionery stage. We’re proud to be creating jobs and doing our part for the New Zealand economy, as well as making the softest, tastiest licorice your mouth has ever experienced.
The award is run by ExportNZ Wellington and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. It acknowledges export earnings, growth and profit, leadership, strategy and commitment to quality. Overall, the award recognises a decade of developing our export markets and our constant commitment to finding new ways to improve our licorice. We can now proudly claim we have the best tasting licorice in the world and a new look bag for our international customers that clearly stands apart from other confectionery brands, highlighting all that is good with RJs and NZ. For the RJs team, the award is a special pat on the back for giving 110% every day we go to work.
As part of winning the supreme award, we took home a very nice trophy which we will proudly display in our Levin factory shop. We also received return flights for two to Singapore with Singapore Airlines. Every single staff member at RJ’s contributed to this win so we are going to give the flights away, as well as contributing some spending money and accommodation, to one of our most deserving staff members.
Many thanks to all of our customers globally for continuing to help make RJ’s the best licorice brand in the world!