AACS Distributor of the Year 2018

The Distributors was honoured at the prestigious Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) Gala Dinner and Awards night held in Melbourne on 16 August in front of 650 convenience industry colleagues.

Awarded AACS Wholesaler of the Year 2018, Josh Sherlock, The Distributors Board Member and Executive Director of The Distributors Perth accepted the award from AACS CEO Jeff Rogut.

"We are delighted to win the AACS Supplier of the year for Distribution 2018." said Josh Sherlcok. "The Distributors group has always prided itself on customer service and it is wonderful to receive the recognition of the industry for the fourth year running. Many thanks to our membership for their efforts in making this possible."

On 04 Sep 2018 In The Distributors News

Craven Foods joins The Distributors Network

The Distributors are pleased to announce the expansion of their local service network with Craven Foods joining the Group. Craven Foods is The Distributors Member for Bunbury, Western Australia.

Craven Foods commenced in June 1987 and the current owners Douglas Mateljan and Kym Burke secured the business in 2000. The business since then has expanded to become a Total Food Service Wholesaler out of Bunbury in the South-West Region of Western Australia.

Douglas Mateljan, Owner of Craven Foods said, “We are thrilled to join The Distributors group and the further opportunities it presents for us and for our local customers.”

“Craven Foods started as a seafood wholesaler only and today we are a Total Food Service Wholesaler ranging over 4,500 product lines. It is an exciting time and with The Distributors, we can confidently look to expand our Market beyond Food Service.”

George Tsapoutas General Manager of The Distributors said, “Craven Foods – The Distributors Bunbury is the group’s 35th locally owned warehouse and our 3rd member in Western Australia allowing greater national reach and faster local service for this region. We welcome Doug and his Team to The Distributors and look forward to working with Craven Foods moving forward.” 

Craven Foods is located at 16 Denning Road, Bunbury WA 6230 and open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm. Call (08) 9720 4444 or visit www.cravenfoods.com.au 

On 19 Aug 2018 In The Distributors News

Golden Double Header for Accredited Distributors


Accredited Distributors, their Suppliers and Customers converged on Etihad Stadium for Accredited’s Annual Trade Show and Cocktail Party on Friday 6 July.

Returning to Etihad Stadium for a second year, excitement gathered as attendees strolled past the famous arena with its retractable roof on the way to Australia’s largest trade show. The buzz once inside the Victory room was contagious with about 70 exhibitors showcasing their product ranges, new lines and hot show offers to over 1250 attendees.

Product samples, food and refreshments were plentiful and exhibitors all agreed it was a hugely successful sales day. New customers were in awe of the event while returning customers recalled how many shows they previously attended of Accredited’s 23 trade shows.

450 guests with golden tickets attended the Cocktail Party Awards night in the Medallion Room at the Stadium. Guests embraced the theme of “a hint of gold" and dressed in gold, glitter, feathers and wigs ready for a fun-filled evening. Stephen Cummings band provided the rock ‘n’ roll entertainment and the charity auction raised $5995 for Relay for Life - supporting Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support services.

On 01 Aug 2018 In The Distributors News

JC's Quality Foods joins Advantage

The Distributors is excited to announce J.C.’s Quality Foods as the latest Supplier to join The Distributors Advantage program.  J.C.’a Quality Foods is synonymous with quality and service and leads the way with fresh and tasty nuts, dried fruit, snacks, mixes and more. 

JC's Quality Foods

What makes J.C.'s Quality Foods different to other nut and dried fruit companies is their commitment to innovation.

Passionate about crafting products made from fresh ingredients, sourced from family growers and specialist producers, their original fruit and nut mixes have become household sensations and are sought after all over the country and abroad, including the popular 45g Delicious Energy Mix and 45g Original Outback mix.

From 1 March 2018, all Advantage program members will earn points on their purchases of J.C.’s Quality Foods products through their local The Distributors warehouse.



On 01 Mar 2018 In The Distributors News

The Distributors Announce New Board for 2017-18

The Distributors is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Spiteri and Craig Bain and the election of Stewart Robertson to The Distributors Board.

A change to The Distributors Company constitution now allows for the appointment of 2 board members for a term of 12 months. Elected board continue to serve a 3 year term.

Elections were conducted at The Distributors Annual General Meeting held on October 12 in Sydney.

Craig Bain is Managing Director of Accredited Distributors, Bruce Spiteri is Managing Director of JB Metropolitan and Stewart Robertson is owner of A.C.W Sunshine and Suncity Distributors.

The Distributors Board would like to thank Michael Cooper, Managing Director of Juice Isle for his contributions during his 3 year term on the Board.

The Distributors Board Member for 2017/2018 is listed below.

  • Simon Rowell, Chairman
  • Bruce Spiteri, Director
  • Craig Bain, Director
  • Joshua Sherlock, Director
  • Stewart Robertson, Director 

On 17 Oct 2017 In The Distributors News

New Sunrise Awards Distributor of the Year 2017

The Distributors Team is back from New Sunrise's i.c.e.works17 conference having won Distributor of the Year award for 2017 announced at the Gala Dinner.

The Distributors were also nominated for the Grand Champion – Award of the Year as voted by New Sunrise Members and were 1 of 3 finalists which included Coca-Cola and Mrs Macs.

The Distributors win New Sunrise's Distributor of the Year 2017

Ben Langstaff, National Customer and Supplier Manager said "We are very excited as these awards/ nominations recognise the effort and focus our Group place on Customer Service."

"Thank you to our team and thank you to New Sunrise for a great conference".

On 14 Aug 2017 In The Distributors News

The Distributors Advantage Program Expands

The Distributors are pleased to announce that Natural Raw C joins The Distributors Advantage program as our newest partner. 

Natural Raw C definitely have a lot of love for the coconut! And it’s their mission to consistently bring to the consumer the best tasting and best quality, 100% natural, coconut drinks around.

Members of The Distributors Advantage Program will earn Advantage points on all purchases of Natural Raw C’s products from The Distributors local warehouses commencing from 1 August 2017.

On 01 Aug 2017 In The Distributors News