Thomas Foods expands business

Australian 100 per cent family-owned Thomas Foods International is expanding its national
wholesale and food service business.

With its Queensland operations set to move into a larger facility in October, Thomas Foods
is looking to grow its paddock to plate offering across Australia.

It comes as the company rebrands its domestic wholesale and food service business, previously known as Holco and Country Fresh, under the Thomas Foods name.

“We see a positive future and strong growth potential within the wholesale and food service sectors,” Thomas Foods CEO Darren Thomas said. “In line with this outook, we are expanding our Queensland operations which had outgrown their original site and at the same time rebranding the business.

“Holco and Country Fresh have enjoyed a long and successful history within the industry.
While we want to continue to grow the business now under the single Thomas Foods brand, we remain focussed on providing a high level of personal service and sticking to our family values.”

The company’s facilities are located in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, and the Northern Territory.

Thomas Foods general manager commercial, Simon Tamke said the Queensland operations will move from its existing site to a 2300sqm facility on Lytton Road at Morningside.

“The move will give us a fivefold increase in capacity to service the Queensland market and
follows similar investments in our Victorian operations last year,” Tamke said. “We supply a range of products to restaurants, hotels, function centres and resorts right across Australia with our wholesale division servicing butchers and supermarkets. Earlier this year we also expanded our online ordering platform in South Australia and Victoria…”

The rebranding of Holco and Country Fresh to Thomas Foods will roll out over the coming weeks with the existing fleet of delivery trucks to be among the first to take on the new look.