Breaking into a well-established market is no easy task. But by coupling a strong product with the some-might-say mad decision to front his own advertising, Doug Hastie has made Chanui one of the more recognisable brands on the supermarket shelves. And for him, this is only the start of much bigger things.
Sales of traditional ‘gumboot’ tea are on the wane in New Zealand. But there’s growth in the area of specialty teas and Dilmah is trying to tap into that by promoting the nascent arts of tea mixology and tea gastronomy. So can they convince young Kiwis to sip on a tea with their chargrilled steak?