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Parilla Fresh

Parilla Fresh is Australia’s largest sprouting business, supplying quality sprouts to supermarkets across the east coast.

Sprouting opportunity with Parilla Fresh

Pete Duncan is the General Manager of Parilla Fresh, a fresh sprouts manufacturer and distributor in Milperra, New South Wales. Operating for 35 years, Parilla Fresh supply sprouts to Woolworths, Coles, Harris Farm and independent supermarkets across the east coast of Australia, right down to Adelaide. 

Parilla Fresh became the largest sprouting business in the country by investing in their quality systems, but Pete mentions their biggest challenge is making consumers aware of how to use sprouts. 

That’s why Pete and Parilla Fresh have invested heavily in a new recipe-based website and social media presence to educate their customers on how to best use their product. 

Parilla Fresh relies on Business Australia to act as a sounding board for new product development. They also rely on Business Australia’s modern award service to stay up-to-date with the award system to ensure they’re paying their employees the correct amount. 

Parilla Fresh has three simple values – happy, healthy and fun. Pete wants his employees to be happy coming to work, be healthy at work and go home safe. And most of all – enjoy making great products! 

Pete’s one key piece of advice for someone growing their business would be invest in their marketing to let people know what their products are, and what their capabilities are. 

Parilla Fresh became the largest sprouting business in the country by investing in their quality systems.

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