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Where we began

Bidfood began in New Zealand through the acquisition of Crean Foodservice in 2000. Since then, the business has grown rapidly and made further regional acquisitions to form what is now the largest specialist foodservice distributor in New Zealand and the only company that can offer true national distribution service to multi-site customers.

Bidfood offers an extensive range of wholesale food products, including fresh fruit
and vegetables.


With logistics and processing divisions in Auckland and Christchurch, Bidfood is able to service customers specific requirements and monitor quality throughout.


April: Bidvest arrives in New Zealand with the purchase of Crean Foodservice. Three branches in Auckland, Hamilton and Rotorua

June: Rotorua Juice acquired

October: Wellington – Seafood Specialities acquired


January: South Island – Mainstream Foods acquired. Seven branches throughout the South Island, Bidvest becomes a national distributor

May: Wellington – CoolFoods acquired and merged with Seafood Specialities


January: Hamilton – new Distribution Centre completed

April: Auckland – new Distribution Centre completed


March: Whangarei – Table Talk acquired

October: Auckland – Oceanic Foods acquired and merged into Auckland. Bidvest now do fresh fish, Rotorua: new Distribution Centre completed

December: Napier – R & S Distributors acquired


February: FindFoodFast launched

April: Palmerston North – Coolfoods acquired

October: Rotorua – Chef Direct acquired. Bidvest now do Fruit & Vegetables, Auckland – construction of fish plant complete


April: New Plymouth – Egmont Seafoods acquired

October: Auckland – Lettuce Deliver acquired

December: Auckland – Shore Foods acquired, Queenstown/Wanaka – Mediterranean Foods acquired


May: Auckland – Bidvest Logistics is started

July: Queenstown – new Distribution Centre completed

October: Hamilton – Growers Direct acquired, Christchurch – Wholesale Produce acquired


January: Wellington – Molesworth Fruit Supply acquired

June: Wellington – new Distribution Centre completed

October: Auckland – Fresh World Wholesale acquired and merged with Auckland Fresh, New premises for Fresh Auckland


February: Christchurch – Foodservice Distribution Centre acquired, Palmerston North – new Distribution Centre completed

March: Hamilton – Sea Treasure Seafoods acquired and merged with Hamilton Foodservice

September: Crean changes its name to Bidvest, Whangarei – Manna Wholesale Produce acquired and merged with Whangarei Foodservice


March: Nelson – starts fresh produce

April: Fresh changes its name to Bidvest Fresh

May: New Plymouth – starts fresh produce

October: Christchurch – Rotary International acquired and merged with Christchurch Foodservice.

November: Christchurch – Logistics Distribution Centre completed


June: BluePepper was founded

July: Hamilton – Highway Supplies acquired and merged with Hamilton Fresh

October: Palmerston North – M&P Young Wholesale acquired, Dunedin – Distribution Centre completed

November: Dunedin – starts fresh produce


February: Auckland – KSV acquired and merged with Fresh Auckland

March: New Plymouth – Distribution Centre completed

May: Tauranga – Distribution Centre opened

July: Wanaka – Prime Cut Meats acquired

October: Christchurch – Raeward Fresh acquired. Bidvest becomes a manufacturer


February: Timaru – Distribution Centre doubled in size

March: Timaru – starts Fresh Produce

June: Wanganui – All Ports acquired and merged with Palmerston North Foodservice

July: Greymouth – MG Marketing acquired, FindFoodFast changes its name to Bidvest Direct

November: Whangarei – Harvest Wholesale acquired and merged into Whangarei business, Whangarei – New Distribution Centre completed


February: Hawkes Bay – Distribution Centre completed, Auckland – Processing Factory purchased, starts trading October 2013

May: Auckland Foodservice – new Distribution Centre construction started

October: Applied Logic Systems acquired

2014 March: Auckland Foodservice – new Distribution Centre completed

Separately listed and unbundled the Foodservice operations, renamed the entity Bid Corporation Limited (Bidcorp)



November: Prepared Produce business acquired



March: New Sous-vide plant operational in Auckland

April: Hamilton Foodservice – new Distribution Centre completed

November: New Prepared Produce plant in Auckland



September: Auckland Foodservice – new Distribution Centre at Hobsonville (Auckland North). Auckland Foodservice in Verissimo will be known as Auckland South

November: New Plymouth Foodservice - new Distribution Centre at Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth