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

Mrs Higgins Raw Energy 'Bliss Bites'

Mrs Higgins has created a new snack that’s delicious, satisfying and packed full of goodness with it’s new range of Bliss Bites.

Bliss Bites are an all-natural Raw Energy treat for all those customers who want a treat but do not want all the ‘nasties’ that usually go with a treat such as salt, sugar and chocolate. 

Bliss Bites are small round wholesome balls (15 grams each) made from all natural ingredients and are gluten free and dairy free and do not have any added sugar. 


Available in two flavours – Cranberry & Cashew and Choc Hit, both flavours fit into the under 800kj area that so many education and medical sites demand.  

On 16 Mar 2016 In Product News

Irresistibly smooth Lindor Coconut and Dark Chocolate

Melt into the moment with Lindor's irresistibly smooth and delicious Coconut and Dark Chocolate flavour now in 147g gift box.

Available now from The Distributors.

On 15 Mar 2016 In Product 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 Distributors awarded 2015 AACS Supplier of The Year - Distributor Category

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

Support the Community through Advantage

The Distributors are pleased to announce that our Advantage customers now have the opportunity to contribute and help 10 charity organisations, which include The Fred Hollows Foundation, RSPCA, The Salvation Army and Make a Wish Australia, through participating in The Distributors Advantage rewards loyalty program. 

Almost 7,000 independent retailers, clubs and convenience outlets, enrolled nationally in the Advantage program will now have the option to swap tangible rewards for the feel-good factor of donating to a worthwhile cause.

The Distributors are no strangers to giving back, from Oxfam and MS, to raising awareness about Young Care, showing how our Group community approach remains at the core of our company business model and philosophy.

On 01 Sep 2014 In The Distributors News