Ready. Set. Rockit. Into Chinese New Year

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Rockit Global has launched its strongest Chinese New Year yet, with more New Zealand Rockit™ apples than ever landing in stores to mark the biggest date on the Chinese Calendar, which this year falls on 10 February.

The innovative snack sized apple brand is kicking off 2024 with a unique Chinese New Year campaign and iconic localised giftbox, designed by renowned local artist, Mr Chen Zhao.

Rockit China Marketing Manager, Xin Hu, says as an apple brand that thinks and acts differently, Rockit has once again stepped outside the box by partnering with Mr Zhao to create a gifting option that truly localises the brand and appeals to consumers.

“Through sketching, AI and computer refinements, Mr Zhao has cleverly blended traditional Chinese New Year icons into our logo, along with Rockit’s brand elements. The overall design inspiration for the giftbox is derived from paper-cut window flowers containing localised messaging, with each brand letter in the logo carrying a hidden meaning that resonates with consumers,” says Xin.

With Chinese New Year being a peak consumer demand period in China, Rockit will make a strong impact in store with POS displays and sampling sessions to help drive sales of its limited-edition gift boxes. This will be supported by extensive social and promotional activity on Rockit owned e-commerce platform,

“Every campaign channel includes tailored messaging along with fun, locally shot imagery that captures consumer attention – and the brand’s cheeky attitude. We have also equipped our retail partners with the tools to effectively communicate the Rockit story to introduce our snack sized apple to millions of new consumers during this peak sales period,” says Xin.

During the first weeks of the campaign (1 – 21 January), Rockit China Country Manager – Sales and Marketing, Leon Ai, says Rockit’s total sales have seen a 46 percent increase.

“Rockit sales and visitors to have also jumped over 11 percent and 20 percent respectively, with Chinese New Year giftboxes driving 74 percent of the week’s sales.

“Gifting is a major component of Chinese New Year, and we are excited to be selling our giftboxes in China’s largest and fastest growing retail chain, Sam’s Club, for the first time this year. Creating healthier gifting options has been part of Rockit’s activity in China for several years, and forms a key part of our sales and marketing strategy for 2024 as we gear up for our biggest season yet,” says Leon.

Thousands of Rockit gift boxes containing three to six packs of delicious, nutritious snack sized Rockit™ apples are now on sale in key retail and wholesale stores across Mainland China.


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