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Haigh’s to boost production with new factory

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Haigh’s Chocolates has bought a 3.6-hectare site at the Nexus North development site in Salisbury South, with plans to build a new factory and distribution centre.

The company says the new plant will be sufficient to handle growth for the next decade and the warehouse facility will be used for online order fulfilment.

Chief executive Alister Haigh said in recent years there has been a strong demand for purchasing online.

“We want to continue to meet that demand as efficiently as possible to ensure a seamless shopping experience for our customers,” he told The Australian.

“We want to ensure that we can continue to deliver our great tasting chocolate to more Australians alongside our memorable in-store experience as well as supporting a strong online offering.”

As part of a 10-year strategy, the company will expand its retail footprint across Australia from the 22 stores it has now. The company will also maintain its Mile End-based cocoa bean processing facility and grow sales organically through online channels.

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