Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

China on Nut Firm's Radar; Support to Help Crack into a World of Opportunity

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

China on Nut Firm's Radar; Support to Help Crack into a World of Opportunity

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Byline: Emma Reid Emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

A BUNDABERG business has received help from the State Government to spread its nuts around the world.

And in return, more tourists are likely to hit the Bundaberg region.

Macadamias Australia was given a share of $1.3 million in the first round of the Growing Queensland's Food Exports program.

Macadamias Australia marketing and business development co-ordinator Flora Zhang said the business's expansion would enable it to reach a larger market.

For more than 10 years the Bundy business has exported internationally to the US, and now has its sights set on a new horizon.

"We have a strategic market plan," Ms Zhang said.

"Stage one is focusing on Asia, especially China."

The funding would help the Bundaberg business crack the international market.

Ms Zhang said it was also about "emphasising our lovely region to overseas customers".

"We hope to bring back the tourists and encourage them to visit Australia and of course Bundaberg," she said. …

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