Winner - UCB Stores 2016 Distributor of The Year
The Distributors have been recognised as UCB Stores 2016 Wholesaler Distributor of The Year.
Announced at the 2016 UCB Stores National Conference and Trade Show, the award was accepted by Mark Williams, The Distributors National Business Operations Manager.
On 28 Oct 2016 In The Distributors News
AACS Distributor of the Year 2016
The Distributors took out the award for Distributor of the Year at the AACS Gala and Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the C&I Expo on the 17 August in Melbourne.
This is the second consecutive win for The Distributors at this major award event for the convenience industry. The Award was accepted by Ben Langstaff, The Distributors National Customer and Supplier Relations Manager.
“We are incredibly proud of this achievement and it is a wonderful recognition for The Distributors in this, our 35th year of operation” said Mr Langstaff.
“A huge thank you must go to our network of members and staff who allow our Group to provide national coverage with localised service. It is with their passion and dedication for customer service that has made our Group successful and the receiving of this award possible.”
On 30 Aug 2016 In The Distributors News
JB Metropolitan Distributors Expands into Adelaide
JB Metropolitan Distributors are pleased to announce the acquisition of Adelaide wholesaler B&F Distributors.
JB Metropolitan Distributors is a long regarded and well respected wholesale business that has been in existence for 33 years. The business started from the garage of the family home of the owner Bruce Spiteri in Sydney and has made the transition to become a leading confectionery, snack food, grocery and beverage distribution company with state-of-the-art systems.
B&F Distributors is a long standing South Australian owned and operated wholesale business, which earlier in the year completed the renovation of their extended warehouse to double the capacity to service their extensive customer base including P&C, School and Workplace Canteens, Kiosks and Pubs.
Both businesses are members of The Distributors group.
Bruce Spiteri, Managing Director, JB Metropolitan said “At JB Metro, we pride ourselves on our customer service and reliability, so much so the business has won many awards.”
“We have won Distributor of the year from The Distributors many times, Caltex award for best in service and AACS Distributor of the year as a key member of The Distributors group. These awards are voted on by customers.”
JB Metropolitan intends to bring this same level of service and professionalism to Adelaide. The business will now be known as JB Metropolitan Adelaide and all existing accounts will be honoured.
On 15 Jul 2016 In The Distributors News
The Distributors Acquire Share of Impulse Marketing
The Distributors are pleased to announce the acquisition of 50% of Digital Marketing agency, Impulse Marketing Pty Ltd.
Impulse Marketing is well-established in the Australian market and operates the very popular businesses of Brandz Online, Brandz@Retail, Brandz Apps and Brandz Digital Services for the FMCG industry. Through these services touch points, Impulse Marketing instantly connects manufacturers to wholesalers and retail customers in a relevant and timely manner.
The Distributors look forward to partnering with Karen Campbell of Impulse Marketing and showcasing the opportunities afforded to the FMCG industry when technology is utilised.
On 12 Jul 2016 In The Distributors News
The Distributors Support Foodbank Victoria
Over the last 12 months, The Distributors have donated 8,901 kilos of food to Foodbank Victoria.
This is equivalent to over 17,802 meals for people across Victoria.
In 2015 in Victoria alone Foodbank rescued and redistributed the equivalent of 17 million meals, feeding over 100, 000 people each month.
On 31 May 2016 In The Distributors News
The Distributors Celebrate Award Winners
The Distributors Award winners for 2015 announced at the Mid-Year Gala Dinner are:
Celebrating 35 Years Service - Accredited Distributors; J&A Wholesalers and Kev Baldwin Wholesale Confectionery
Celebrating 30 Years Service - Juicy Isle
Celebrating 25 Years Service - JB Metropolitan
Celebrating 15 Years Service - Link Distribution Services and Southern Sweet Distributors
Member of the Year $15m and above - JB Metropolitan
Member of the Year up to $15m - A.C.B Suncity and A.C.W Sunshine
Supplier of the Year $10m and above - Nestle Confectionery
Supplier of the Year up to $10m - Universal Candy
Best Trade Show Stand (Gold Supplier) - Snack Brands Australia
Best Trade Show Stand (Silver/Bronze Supplier) - Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
Best New Product Launch - Cadbury Mint Twirl
On 16 May 2016 In The Distributors News
The Distributors "Looking Back to The Future"
Celebrating 35 years, The Distributors “Looking Back to the Future” themed Mid-Year Conference and Trade Show was a resounding success for The Distributors Members, Management Team, Suppliers and Customers.
Held May 4 to 6 in Brisbane, the Retailer Trade Show attracted over 300 Convenience and Route Customers providing the opportunity for Members and Suppliers to interface with their customers.
Customers came ready to place orders as Suppliers offered over and above deals on their products. The Wholesaler Trade Show followed in the afternoon, which hosted 55 exhibitors showcasing new product lines, product innovations and trends. The day wrapped up with an evening cocktail hour.
The Gala Dinner held at the Brisbane City Hall was a great venue for the “Back to the Future” theme. Doc, Biff Tannen and Marilyn Monroe partied alongside Madonna and Patsy Stone from Ab Fab with plenty of other celebrity sightings.
The night was a toast to the 35th anniversary of The Distributors with four out of the five inaugural board members joining the celebration alongside current and past board members. The dinner culminated with presentations of The Distributors annual awards recognising Supply Partners and The Distributors Members.
Surplus food from the event was donated to OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue charity.
On 16 May 2016 In The Distributors News
Accredited Celebrates 40 Years in Business
Accredited Distributors, one of the founding members of The Distributors, celebrate a very special anniversary of 40 years in business, servicing and supplying the FMCG markets.
From humble beginnings of a small local milk bar which opened on 10th April 1976, Accredited Distributors have grown and transformed to what is now a best in practice state of the art distribution hub servicing over 4000 customers across Victoria.
Accredited Distributors will host their 21st annual Trade Show on 22nd July 2016 at their premises in Dandenong with over 1200 retailers expected to attend.
On 11 Apr 2016 In The Distributors News
Josh Sherlock joins The Distributors Board
The Distributors is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Sherlock to the company’s board of Directors.
Elected at The Distributors Annual General Meeting held on October 28, Joshua Sherlock is an Executive Director of The Distributors Perth. With a background in information technology, Joshua brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board.
Joshua replaces Bruce Spiteri, Managing Director, JB Metropolitan who has completed his 3 year term. The Distributors Board would like to thank Bruce for his contributions during his term.
On 30 Nov 2015 In The Distributors News
The Distributors win prestigious 2015 AACS Award
At the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) Summit and Gala Dinner Event, The Distributors won the Award for 2015 Supplier of the Year - Distributors Category.
Held in Melbourne on August 12 at The Palladium, Crown Towers Hotel, the AACS Convenience Leaders’ Summit featured a great line up of presenters and leading industry speakers from the USA, NZ and Australia covering innovations and trends in the Convenience Store industry.
The Summit continued into the annual AACS Gala and Awards Dinner, where The Distributors took out the Award for Supplier of the Year - Distributor Category.
The Award was accepted by Alessandro Garofalo, General Manager of the Group.
“We are incredibly proud of this achievement and is a great recognition and achievement for The Distributors Group and for all our people which made this recognition possible” said Alessandro Garofalo.
The AACS Gala Awards are the major awards for the convenience industry.
On 17 Aug 2015 In The Distributors News