Rockit Global is gearing up for its biggest Mid-Autumn Festival yet, entering new Asian markets and with more Rockit™ apples than ever landing in stores for the peak sales season.
Due to strong consumer demand, Rockit will celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam for the first time this year, and combined volume into China and Hong Kong has increased more than 15 percent (2022 vs 2023).
Rockit Southeast Asia Market Manager, Alex Ha says consumer demand is steadily increasing in Vietnam, with Rockit brand awareness jumping to 40% in Q2, 2023 (up from 29 percent in Q2, 2022).
“We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing Mid-Autumn Festival to Vietnam through a strong omni-channel campaign to build on this momentum, and drive sales in this up-and-coming market. Thousands of Rockit gift boxes designed by local artist, Josh Hoang, are on sale across key fruit shops and supermarkets, supported by engaging digital activity, in-store POS displays and sampling sessions to introduce Rockit to millions of new consumers,” says Ha.
Rockit will also have a significant presence in China and Hong Kong this Mid-Autumn Festival, where it continues to pursue strong opportunities to collaborate and spread goodness.
Leon Ai, Rockit China Country Manager – Sales and Marketing, says the apple brand is excited to have secured a three-month partnership with Keep Marathon, to mark the traditional festival in a new way.
“Hosted by Keep – China’s most renowned fitness training app with 36.4 million monthly users – the partnership will see Rockit fuel thousands of runners at separate events across three cities, with its two-piece packs included in every participant’s goodie bag. Samples of our delicious snack sized apples and Rockit branded merchandise will be available at every event, along with social media competitions encouraging participants to follow and share their photos with us to win a Rockit prize pack,” says Leon.
With Mid-Autumn Festival being a peak consumer demand period in China, Rockit will make a strong impact in store with POS displays and themed stores to help drive sales of its limited-edition gift boxes. This will be supported by extensive promotional activity on Rockit owned e-commerce platform, JD.com.
“During the first week of the campaign (4-10 September) we saw Rockit sales and visitors to the platform jump over 15 percent and 18 percent respectively, with our Mid-Autumn Festival gift boxes driving 57 percent of the weeks’ sales. With content within the platform driving consumers to our product, we expect this trend is set to continue,” says Leon.
In Vietnam, Rockit gift boxes are on sale until 29 September and contain three packs of iconic snack sized apples. The Mid-Autumn Festival promotion continues until the first week of October in China and Hong Kong.