The Distributors celebrate 40th anniversary gala

    More than 200 guests attended The Secret Garden themed The Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney to celebrate The Distributors 40th milestone anniversary on Wednesday, 26 May.

    The Distributors Chairman Brett Barclay addressed the event and commended the success of virtual ordering on the first day of the trade expo.

    Mr Barclay said he was looking forward to leading The Distributors and further collaboration between retailers and suppliers.

    The ‘Long Service,’ ‘Member of the Year,’ and ‘Hall of Fame’ awards were presented by the board including The Distributors Chairman Brett Barclay, JB Metropolitan owner Bruce Spiteri, Accredited Distributors Managing Director Craig Bain, and Central Coast Confectionery General Manager Trevor Allison.

    The awards include:

    Long service

    5 years’ service

    • Mackay Food Services
    • The Distributors Cairns

    10 years’ service 

    • The Distributors Brisbane
    • Sweeties
    • Confectionery Aygee Gippsland

    15 years’ service

    • SL Distributors
    • The Distributors Brisbane

    20 years’ service

    • Inland Distributors
    • Link Distributors

    30 years’ service

    • Sun City Distributors
    • JB Metropolitan

    35 years’ service 

    • Juicy Isle

    40 years’ service 

    • Accredited Distributors
    • Kev Baldwin Wholesale
    • Central Coast Confectionery

    Member of the Year

    • Up to $15m: Beach & Bush Distributors
    • $15m and above: JB Metropolitan

    Hall of Fame

    • Supplier, company: The Smith’s Snackfood Company
    • Supplier, individual: Ross McHugh (Snack Brands Australia National Business Manager).

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