MP FOODS win the best Asian business in Hawke's Bay award
The awards, in their third year, recognise the contribution of the Asian community to the economic development of Hawke's Bay. They also celebrate the efforts of organisations to promote their own culture.
The Best Asian Business award went to MP Foods. The Hastings company is a retail and wholesale trader, distributing to several North Island cities from their Queen St West base in Hastings.
Judges said the business had a broad base and the retail outlet a consistently Indian theme.
"There seemed to be a pride of their ethnicity in their shop," the judges said.
"Their range of goods is very extensive and well laid out. Customer service was friendly and helpful. Although it is a basically a bulk-food store, they have a lot of associated items for sale, related to their ethnicity, that are colourful and eye catching.