SOURCE: Business Review Australia

Business Review Australia

April 10, 2012 13:47 ET

A Century Later, Haigh's Chocolates Still Values Progress and Tradition, in Business Review Australia

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 10, 2012) - In 1915, Alfred Haigh moved from Mount Gambier to Adelaide with one goal: the chocolate business. Nearly a century later, Haigh's Chocolates is still standing strong with six locations in Adelaide, Melbourne, and now in Sydney. Still family-owned and operated to this day, Haigh's Chocolates finds ways to embrace new technology while still staying true to the friendliness and quality ingredients that have made the company famous.

When a company is built upon family, it can be difficult finding the right people for the job. When that job also involves a precise artisan skill like chocolate making, it's doubly so. "It's pretty hard to find people with the right skills, because we are fairly unique and the chocolate industry -- especially in South Australia -- is very small," says Alister Haigh, today's CEO of Haigh's Chocolates. Faced with this challenge, the company looks for other important benchmarks to fill its positions and then works backward. "We look for people's attitudes and work experience, albeit not necessarily in confectionery stores, and then we train them and give them the skills and the knowledge to work for us," Haigh explains.

To read more about Haigh's Chocolates and its evolution over the decades, check out the full article in the March 2012 edition of Business Review Australia:

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The name Haigh's has been synonymous with fine chocolates since 1915 and we are very proud to be the oldest family-owned chocolate manufacturing retailer in Australia. Visit for more information.

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