$4m plant upgrade to help move into Aussie

Alan Wood investigates what it takes to break into the Australian supermarket market.

THE PRESS

Barker’s of Geraldine has invested $4 million in its manufacturing plant near Geraldine as it launches syrups into Australian supermarkets for the first time.

Australian supermarket chain Coles would start selling the Barker’s fruit syrups from late September; director and part owner of the business Michael Barker said.

About 800 Coles retail outlets would stock four of Barker’s fruit syrups, based around blackcurrants, apricots, orange and barley and passionfruit and lemon, honey and ginger, with the sourcing of components outlines on product labels.

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