Updates from home and abroad.


Chengdu Fangcao Store Officially Opened

On Dec 4 the New Zealand Milk Bar opened its Fangcao district store. Chengdu based New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Business Development Manager Parley Reynolds attended the opening ceremony to cut the ribbon with founders Simon Page and Jane Li. The Fangcao store is the 5th New Zealand Milk Bar store in the greater Chengdu area.  

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New Zealand Milk Bar at the 16th Western China International Fair

On November 3 the “16th Western China International Fair” was held in Chengdu, the capital of the southwest province of Sichuan. The fair drew over 9,000 companies from 91 countries and regions. Foreign dignitaries also joined this year’s WCIF, including German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, former politicians and foreign ministers and officials of international organisations, embassies and consulates in China. Heads …

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50th China Store Opens in Shanghai

Despite a reversal of fortunes for some Kiwi milk producers, Biopure Health continues to hit its aggressive growth targets in the Chinese marketplace with the official opening of its 50th China store in Shanghai. New Zealand Consul-General Guergana Guermanoff attended to cut the ribbon and witness the signing of agreements with partners to open two more stores in the city. …

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Flagship New Zealand Milk Bar store opens in Chengdu

Kiwi milk products exporter Biopure Health continues to make huge strides in the Chinese marketplace with the opening of a flagship New Zealand Milk Bar in Chengdu, and plans for hundreds more. The two-level, 330m2 flagship store features a retro style “milk bar” that will serve milkshakes, smoothies and fresh made yoghurt, while the retail side sells milks products from …

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Business Mission to Guizhou and Yunnan

From 27 – 29 April, NZ Consul-General to Chengdu Alistair Crozier led a business mission to Guizhou and Yunnan provinces. The delegation included NZ officials from the NZ Embassy, Beijing and the NZ Consulate, Guangzhou, while the business side comprised representatives from Agria Corporation, Biopure Health, Orion Health and Plant & Food Research. The mission goals were: a) Engage with …

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Site confirmed in Suzhou mega-mall

A New Zealand Milk Bar store has been confirmed to open within the upcoming Cang Lang City mall development in Suzhou. Founder Simon Page attended a signing ceremony earlier this year alongside city officials and the head of the Suzhou China Construction Bank, which will see a concept store established inside a 200 sq/m retail space within the 58,000 sq/m …

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Soft opening of NZ Consulate in Shanghai

On Dec 9, New Zealand Milk Bar founders were honoured to meet New Zealand Ambassador to China Carl Worker at the soft-opening of the New Zealand Consulate-General in Shanghai. As can be seen below, the interior is modern with a distinct ‘Kiwi’ feel to it. NZMB wishes the Consulate staff all the best for their awesome new premises!

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25 stores up for NZ Milk Bar in China

We’re pleased to announce that 25 New Zealand Milk Bar stores are now officially up and running across China. Since reaching 20 stores in August and with another 5 being fit out currently, we are very proud of the rate of progress that will see us reach our target of 30 by the end of 2014. Thanks to everyone involved …

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