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

Take the Jelly Belly BeanBoozled Challenge

Jelly Belly® jelly beans are no ordinary jelly beans, and the extremely popular BeanBoozled® jelly beans is Jelly Belly Candy Company’s wildest collection to date.

BeanBoozled dares you to compare some of Jelly Belly’s tastiest, most popular flavours with the craziest ones. These Jelly Beans may look alike but they could not be more different from each other. Think you can tell them apart?    

Have fun with friends, family or colleagues – who will get Juicy Pear & who will get Booger flavour?

Would you like Caramel Corn or Mouldy Cheese? Or fancy Chocolate Pudding or Canned Dog Food?

BeanBoozled is available in 45g Flip Top Box and 100g Spinner Gift Box and are certified OU Kosher and are free of gelatin, gluten, fat and dairy.

On 01 Aug 2016 In Product 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

Jelly Belly Teams Up with Disney

Jelly Belly has teamed up with The Walt Disney Company to launch a special line of Disney character inspired flavour mixes - Mickey Mouse bag and Minnie Mouse bag. 

The lovable Mickey and Minnie Mouse Bags (80g) make special occasions something to celebrate with these perfect party favour sized bags.


Celebrations and events from birthdays and anniversaries, to graduations and holidays, get even sweeter when Mickey and Minnie come calling. Personalise the gift with the writable space on the package. 

All Jelly Belly jelly beans are Kosher, gluten free, peanut free, dairy free, fat free and vegetarian friendly. 

On 01 Jul 2016 In Product News

Cadbury Mixes Hanging Bags

Cadbury has launched two new hanging bags, Cadbury Party Mix and Cadbury Lolly Bag making for the perfect combination of lollies and chocolate all in the one bag.

The Lolly Bag (160g) contains jelly worms, milk bottles, dinosaur lollies, Cadbury Caramels and Tiny Freddo Faces.

The Party Mix (160g) includes lolly snakes, strawberries and cream, Cadbury Clinkers and Tiny Freddo Faces.

On 30 Jun 2016 In Product News

Freedom Superfood Bars

Freedom foods have launched a range of three exciting superfood bars; Crafted Blends Berries Bar, Greens Bar and Maca Bar.

  • Berries Bar combines the delicious taste of cranberries, pomegranate & goji berries
  • Greens Bar combines pepitas, spinach and chickpeas
  • Maca Bar is made with maca, chickpeas & sultanas

These superfood Crafted Blend Bars are gluten, nut and wheat free

On 20 Jun 2016 In Product 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 "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

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