We service a wide mix of small, medium and large customers with tailor-made solutions fit for the businesses purpose. Our teams strive to understand the markets that they operate in, and remain close to customers to respond to their requirements. We continually look for areas where we can add value and deepen our relationships with our customers.
Separately listed and unbundled the Foodservice operations, renamed the entity Bid Corporation Limited (Bidcorp).
Acquisition of a 60% stake in Gruppo Dac S.p.A, a leading Italian foodservice provider and 100% of PCL24/7 Transport Limited, a chilled products storage and distribution business in the UK.
Acquired a 60% stake in Distribuidora E Importadora Irmãos Avelino , a Brazilian foodservice provider.
Acquisition of 51% of Aktaes Holdings, a small Turkish Foodservice provider.
Acquisition of 80% of Deli Meals in Chile, our first entry into South America.
Acquired 100% of Seafood Holdings, a market leading fresh fish foodservice business operating in the United Kingdom.
Acquired 100% of Nowaco Baltics (Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia), a leading distributor in frozen and chilled products across the Baltic region.
Acquired 94% of Nowaco, a leading foodservice provider operating in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and 91% of Farutex, a Polish foodservice provider.
Acquired 100% of Angliss, a leading foodservice wholesaler and distributor in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Acquired 100% of the Netherlands and Belgium foodservice company, Deli XL and an 80% stake in Horeca Trade, a small U.A.E based foodservice distributor.
Bought out the minority shareholders in Bidvest plc.
John Lewis Foodservice acquired and incorporated into Bidvest Australia, creating the leading foodservice distributor in Australia.
Bidvest plc enters the New Zealand foodservice market with the acquisition of 100% of Crean Foodservice.
Booker Foodservice, renamed 3663 First for Foodservice, acquired by Bidvest plc.
Established Bidvest plc (now Bidvest Foodservice International Limited) and Bidvest Australia Limited's shares were exchanged for shares in Bidvest plc.
Acquired control of Manettas following a rights offer and Manettas was renamed Bidvest Australia Limited.
Bidcorp was incorporated on August 17 1995 as a private company in SA.
Acquired an initial 40% interest in listed Australian foodservice business Manettas, the start of our business in Australia.
Acquired Crown Food Holdings which later merged with National Spice to form the start of BFI in South Africa.
Acquired 100% of Chipkins followed shortly thereafter by the acquisition of Sea World signalling the start of Bidvest's foodservice operations in South Africa.