Having the right food distributor as a partner is not only critical for the day-to-day operations of your business, but also for its medium and long-term success.
Choosing which food distributors in Australia are best suited to your business can however be a daunting process. To help make this decision easier, we have outlined a number of important points for you to consider.
Look for food distributors who pride themselves on being dedicated to their customers’ (your) success by providing exceptional customer service and expert industry knowledge. NAFDA is independently owned and operated, with many starting as family businesses that have grown over time. As such, you can expect service to be delivered with a personal touch, with family values including honesty, integrity, authenticity, and reliability at the forefront.
Furthermore, the best food distributors in Australia should offer a complete solution for you and your FS business. Whether you require frozen, chilled, or dry goods, packaging, or cleaning supplies, they should help equip you with everything you need to design the perfect menu to impress your customers at competitive prices. They should be able to provide a large range of products that can cater to all segments of the hospitality industry including takeaway, hotels, catering, restaurants, cafes, schools, pubs, hospitals, function centres, stadiums, and more.
Ensuring product safety is of utmost importance and should be a key consideration when making your decision. It is crucial for food distributors across Australia to show their commitment to complying with the highest industry certifications including accreditation from HACCP Australia. All NAFDA FS distributors hold HACCP certificates and are dedicated to maintaining measurable standards of cleanliness, product handling, and storage throughout their operation to manage hazards, and reduce risks of contamination.
Ordering and delivery options
It is also important to consider the different ordering options available to you. Many food distributors in Australia offer a variety of options including phone, email, online ordering, fax or through an app to ensure the ordering process is as easy as possible. More and more of our NAFDA FS food distributors are adopting mobile ordering apps so customers can easily browse, order and track their purchases through their mobile anywhere, anytime. From ordering to delivery, they should offer delivery hours and delivery days that are suitable for you and your business. Some of our NAFDA FS distributors even offer next day delivery, advanced GPS tracking, and even unpacking services for your convenience.
It is important that you are being rewarded for your loyalty. Rewards programs should be designed to not only provide you with the best products, at the best prices, but also provide you with the best rewards. Through the Best of the Best Rewards Program, NAFDA will give you 1.5 points for every $1 you spend on participating products, which is 50% more points compared to other foodservice rewards programs. These points can then be redeemed for your choice of over 40 reward options, including prepaid credit cards, vouchers, and a large selection of gift cards from your favourite retailers.
In summary, the best food distributors in Australia will provide you with exceptional customer service and industry knowledge, an extensive product range, a commitment to product safety, suitable ordering and delivery options, and the ability to reward you for your loyalty.