WOW! Am so excited and grateful for your enthusiastic response to my first #shoplocal post featuring the lovely Jen of Jen and Jennifer <3 <3 Just goes to show how wonderful you all are, wanting to shop locally with businesses who source and produce locally and ethically. Businesses who do these things are just brilliant, they care about our community near and far. So to all of you that have and are participating in this series, we thank you for being so rad.
Week 2 brings a business very different in nature to Jen and Jennifer…we are looking at a Frankston based soft drink company. Though they are soft drinks with a twist…they are FREAKING delish AND GOOD FOR YOU!!! Want to know more? Read on lovely, read on…
Mmmmm, an apple and lime soda with a cute kitty cat on the label at the beach. Sounds fab right?! Who doesn’t want a drink with a cute animal on the label??? There is more to the story than just having a cute kitten or puppy on the label though. Over to Heath to tell us more…
I’m Heath and I am the director of Fruit & Co. I initially worked in larger corporations and wanted to branch out and start a business that gave back to society in someway and helped raised awareness around certain issues.
2. What is Fruit & Co?
We have a production company that produces our beverages for us, we originally started producing it ourselves and selling it at markets, although due to growth we had to expand into having it produced on a larger scale. We have an office based in Frankston and are growing by the day. We are currently expanding into more and more stockists across Australia and looking to expand into New Zealand in the near future. *stockists will be on the website soon, in the meantime order online! Or find them in your wanderings & share with us xx
I started the business late last year after seeing a photograph on Facebook. It was a terrible photo of a large group of dogs that had just been euthanised, this included both large dogs and small puppies. I had really been blinded to this in the past and didn’t realise how many pets were euthanised each year, I couldn’t believe the figures. I decided to try and bring awareness to this by advertising different pets on the label that are currently seeking adoption, to hopefully help find them their forever home!
*who wouldn’t want this rad side effect from their drink?!!
We source our materials locally and find that shopping locally is important to the growth of Australia. Whatever can be done to help influence people to shopping locally and supporting local businesses is incredibly important.
I am a massive coffee person, there is some really good cafes popping up in Frankston which do a great coffee!
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