New Zealand gets a tonne of good stuff that's unique (like Tip Top's Goody Goody Gum Drops, which is bowing out, and Jelly Tip, both ice creams) but also things that stretch their legs on continents rather than two islands.
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For years Big Lolly has been mercifully testing new ideas on the Kiwi population.
Ok, 5 reasons why New Zealand gets delicious human trials of experimental lollies.
1. Small, 5 million, but affluent consumer market
New Zealand has a relatively small population of around 5 million people, but it is considered to be an affluent market, with a high per capita income. This can make it an attractive market for companies to test new products, as it allows them to gauge consumer interest and preferences before launching the product in larger markets.
2. NZ has a diverse population
New Zealand is a multicultural society, with a diverse population that includes people of different ethnicities and nationalities. This can make it a useful testing ground for products that are intended for a global market, as it allows companies to see how the product is received by a diverse group of consumers.
3. Lower costs to try stuff out
Testing new products in New Zealand can be less expensive than in other countries, particularly in terms of market research and product testing. This can be an attractive option for companies looking to minimize costs while still getting valuable feedback on their products.
4. Other markets for the lollies are nearby
New Zealand is located in the Pacific region, which allows companies to test products in this market and then easily expand to the other Pacific countries such as Australia, Japan or South Korea.
5. The government chips for development
New Zealand Government is known to support research and development initiatives and is open to working with multinational companies to test new products.
However, it's worth noting that this is not unique to New Zealand, many other countries are also used by big companies as test markets before launching products in bigger markets.
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