The Distributors are Australia’s leading national independent wholesaler distributors to petrol and convenience, corner stores, pharmacy, newsagents, schools and the route market. We specialise in Beverages, Confectionery, Snacks, Grocery and Customer Service.

Operating 35 locally owned warehouses nationally, The Distributors are recognised and continually awarded for the highest level of service unmatched in the industry. The Distributors partner with over 200 suppliers. Leading brands distributed include Arnott’s, Cadbury, SnackBrands Australia, Nestle, Mars, Ferrero, Smith’s, Jelly Belly, Stuart Alexander, Kellogg’s, Red Bull and V.

We provide the best local market knowledge and experience and work with our customers to select the right product ranges to grow our customers’ businesses.


Celebrating 37 years in business in 2018, The Distributors have grown to become Australia’s leading national wholesaler distributors to petrol & convenience, corner stores, pharmacy, newsagents, schools and Route market.

Established in 1981 when five snack and confectionery wholesalers joined together to buy and sell more efficiently, The Distributors have grown to become a successful group specialising in beverages, confectionery, snacks, grocery and customer service.

Operating 35 locally owned warehouses nationally, the Distributors most recent member is Craven Foods (Bunbury, Western Australia) strengthening the Group’s reach in WA and providing faster local service for this region.

The Distributors have been recognised by the prestigious AACS Distributor of the Year Award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well a recipient of other service awards.


The Distributors continue to be recognised and awarded for the highest level of service unmatched in the industry. It is with the passion and dedication of our network of members and staff for customer service that has made the receiving of these awards possible.

  • AACS Distributor of the Year – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Caltex Supply Chain Supplier of the Year – 2015/ 2016
  • New Sunrise Distributor of the Year – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Convenience Measures Australia (CMA) – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Convenience Retailers Choice Awards “Best Wholesaler Distributor” – 2013, 2014 , 2015*
  • BP Buying Group – 2022

* CRCA held their last award ceremony in 2015


Serving & Supporting Our Local Communities

The Distributors have a long history in serving & supporting our local communities. Community spirit and willingness to lend a hand is an integral part of The Distributors culture.
With over 1000 staff nationally, we can always find a team member volunteering their time or a group fundraising for a great cause close to their hearts. These include:
  • Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea
  • Cystic Fibrosis Federation
  • Foodbank Victoria
  • Leukemia Foundation’s Greatest Shave
  • Make-A-Wish
  • MS Australia
  • OzHarvest
  • The Brisbane Ride to Conquer Cancer
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation
  • The National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • The Rotary Club of South Dubbo
  • The Salvation Army


The Distributors deliver leading brands to a very widespread and diverse customer base.

The table below presents some of the main channels we service.

  • Petrol & Convenience (P&C)
  • Independent Retailers
  • Cinemas/ Theatres
  • Newsagents
  • Licensed Pubs & Hotels
  • Defence Force
  • Schools/ TAFE/ Uni
  • & Much More!


Accelerate your growth through targeted Market Intelligence

The Distributors understand that there are not enough hours in a day to run a customer focused business and sort through the extensive amount of market insights available to you.

To save you time and money, speak with your local sales professional for the latest local market intelligence and together select the right product ranges to grow your buisness.


Are you looking for incremental sales?

Have you considered that there may be a more effective way to display your products? A planogram is a diagram or drawing that provides details as to where a product should be placed on a shelf and how many facings (rows) that product should hold.

A planogram is useful to:

  • Increase sales
  • Give the most popular product the best position to attract buyers.

It is important for the store to have its most profitable products with the most facings and be positioned at eye level. Rather than waste that space on a product that does not sell nor provide a good profit margin.Planograms will also change the overall performance of a store as it will allow tighter inventory control and reduction of out-of-stocks and easier product replenishment.Contact your Sales Representative or your banner group to discuss the optimal planogram for your store.


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