JB Metropolitan Distributors expands into Adelaide market

JB Metropolitan Distributors has expanded into the South Australian market following its acquisition of Adelaide-based 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 its extended warehouse to double the capacity to service its 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.”

JB Metropolitan intends to bring this same level of service and professionalism to Adelaide.

“We will maintain all the staff from B&F Distributors which we feel will lead to a smooth transition,” Mr Spiteri said.

George Tsapoutas, general manager, The Distributors said: “We are thrilled that JB Metropolitan (The Distributors Sydney) has purchased B&F Distributors (The Distributors Adelaide). The two business philosophies are very similar and we know our national customers, impulse, convenience and independent retail customers will continue to be well looked after.”

Earlier this week The Distributors announced it had acquired a 50 per stake in digital marketing agency, Impulse Marketing.

Impulse Marketing operates Brandz Online, Brandz@Retail, Brandz Apps and Brandz Digital Services for the FMCG industry. Through these services touch points, Impulse Marketing connects manufacturers to wholesalers and retail customers.

Operating 36 locally-owned warehouses nationally, The Distributors is Australia’s leading independent national wholesaler distributors to petrol and convenience, corner stores, pharmacy, newsagents, schools and the route market and specialise in confectionery, beverages, snacks, grocery and customer service.

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