Bubbles will return to Foxton home
Putaruru is only a temporary home for a Manawatu fizzy drink.
Foxton Fizz’s hometown factory may be flat for now but there are plans to get the place fizzing again.
In 2008, production of the boutique fizzy drinks moved away from Foxton, its home since 1918, to start production in Putaruru.
The owners said at the time they intended to shift back to Foxton and this month one of the company’s directors, Matt Watson, confirmed this was still the case. ‘‘The intention is to build it up and bring it back.’’
Before any work was done on upgrading the dormant Foxton factory, the company’s production volumes would have to increase, Mr Watson said.
‘‘We’ve got plenty of plans in terms of how we build the volume.’’ Mr Watson hit out at suggestions the company’s name was inappropriate, as it was no longer made in Foxton.
He said since the move to Putaruru, the fizzy drinks had not changed.
‘‘ Having been around for almost 100 years, the brand is so well known and so well liked.’’
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