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Our story began shortly after George and Viola Haros, the company’s founders, migrated to Australia from Kythera, Greece. It was following this and after various other odd jobs, that they purchased a smallgoods delivery run in 1980.
Working the business from their family garage selling smallgoods to only a handful of customers. Through hard work and determination, the business slowly grew and George was fortunate to meet fellow Greeks from the city and St. George areas who owned café and take away businesses. From these relationships that he cultivated, the business gained momentum. We still service some of those customers today! From 1986 the business adopted the name, St. George Smallgoods.
After years of building a trusted name, in 1990 George and Viola, entrusted the family business to the next generation, their son Nick and daughter Kathy. In the following 30+ years, Nick and Kathy have shown the same level of passion and commitment as their parents.
In 2010, the business changed its name to St. George Foodservice.
Firstly, our staff, the SGFS team. It is these great and resilient people that are the backbone to our business. Many of our staff are also long serving and have been in the business for over 10, 20 and even 30 years! Our staff have a passion for the industry and a passion for our customers’ success. We thank each and every one of them past and present!
It’s no secret that our customers are a key reason behind our successful 40 years. We are truly grateful for every customer, old and new, for giving us the opportunity to start a relationship with them and to meet and exceed their business needs. We would not be here without them!
Through our NAFDA FS membership we have been able to reward our customers, source a large range of quality products and professionalise the business.
We would not have achieved this milestone without the ongoing support of our Valued Suppliers!
At the end of the day, our success all comes back to our values. Every day at St. George Foodservice we look to four core values to guide our actions, behaviour and decisions. Our Values don’t change in response to circumstances, in fact, we know they are working because we follow them even when no one is watching us.
In May 2020, we expanded into the home delivery space by launching Georges Grocery Shop for contactless home delivery, named after one of our founders, George Haros.
As we head beyond 2020, we are dedicated to evolving our customer offerings and seek to continuously improve the way we do business.
As we continue to celebrate 40 years, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to learn more about our story and of those who have contributed to our success!