Tove is a Vanuatu business and brand. It is a family business with offices in Vanuatu’s capital city, Port Vila. Tove is a supplier of premium quality Vanuatu-grown produce. The business is the ‘Official Vanuatu Made Distributor’ in Australia. This arrangement extends to the Asia Pacific regions. Thus, the company is now in strategic partnership with Vanuatu Government. The Ministry of Tourism Trade Commerce, Industry, and Cooperative facilitates this association. Thus far, Tove is in a strong position to bring an exciting variety of Vanuatu products. Since 2020, Tove is agent for Global Export company, AgTrade in Vanuatu too.
Tove operates its Vanuatu Made distributions online. Thus far, in Australia, Tove enters into an exclusive partnership with HiLands Foods. It is a privilege for HiLands Foods to be in collaboration with Tove to market and distribute Vanuatu Made products Australia-wide. With Tove’s extensive Vanuatu knowledge and HiLands Foods Australian experience, it is a powerful partnership.
Thus far, Tove collaborates with over 1000 farmers and more than 200 producers in Vanuatu. So far, Vanuatu Government mandates Tove to facilitate exports across the world. With an improved and wider perspective, Tove exports copra, semi husk coconut, dry ginger, and monkey peanuts to Dubai.
Unilever Australia is one of the leading suppliers of beauty & person care, home care, and food and refreshments products in the world. Its products are used by 2.5 billion people in more than 190 countries every day. Unilever launched Sunlight soap in the UK, in 1883. It was pioneering, it was innovative, and it had a purpose. It was to popularise cleanliness and to reach out the ordinary people. Hence, it was sustainable living then too. Today, Unilever has over 400 brands and is still driven by purpose
Thus far, Unilever Australia and New Zealand have manufacturing facilities and offices in NSW, Victoria, and Auckland. The company employs more than 1,900 employees. It divides its operation in three divisions; food, personal, and home care products. Major brands for each division include:
Food – Ben & Jerry’s, Bushell’s, Choysa, Continental, Best Foods, Unilever Food Solutions, Lan-choo, Lipton, and Streets.
Personal Care – Dove, Impulse, Lux, Lynx, Rexona, Sunsilk, St Ives, V05, Simple, Radox, Pond’s, Tresemme, Toni & Guy, and Vaseline.
Home Care – Domestos, Drive, Jif, Omo, Persil, Comfort, and Surf
Lami Kava is a renowned Fijian brand. Thus far, Lami Kava is the trendsetter for producing premium quality kava in Fiji. With almost 40 years of experience in the Kava market, Lami Kava produces the finest herbal beverage. Lami Kava uses superior quality Piper Methysticum roots of the Noble varieties to produce its kava. The company produces kava in raw kava roots and powder form. It is 100% FIJIAN kava.
The original company was established in 1982 as Lami Kava Pounding Shop. Thus, it was set up to facilitate kava pounding for its customers. It was by the late 1980s, that the company started selling pounded kava. Hence, during this evolution, the company was renamed, Lami Kava.
Lami Kava prides itself on the quality of its kava. This is made evident of their continuous commitment to quality. They have worked with partners to commission its machinery to improve the process of kava. It uses modern commercial food processing technology with precise and methodological quality control. Thus far, factory fit-out includes stainless steel surfaces to maintain hygiene. With its contemporary cleaning and re-drying, and modern storage facilities, it minimises exposure to moisture and tampering. Hence, proper food safety measures are in place with its certification by HACCP that ensures consistency in providing clean quality kava.
HiLands Foods is privileged to be forming a strategic partnership to import and distribute Lami Kava in Australia. The intent is to market and promote Lami Kava to a prominent position in the Australian market.
CocoCaost imports one of the sweetest and great tasting since 2016. The long journey in search of perfect natural coconut water takes the founders to the Land of Coconuts. It was in southern Vietnam they found pleasant-tasting coconuts. Hence, CocoCoast was established. With over 40 years of combined experience working for global giants, the founders aligned their dreams and beliefs to start CocoCoast. It is their serious passion for health and wellness that they developed tasty and nutritious beverages. CocoCoast continues its passion in search of nutritious natural drinks. With their vision to a transition from sugary and synthetic beverages, to all-natural and pure nutritious drinks they include watermelon water. It is a nourishing and refreshing natural beverage. CocoCoast watermelon water is pure hydration. It tastes great, is healthy, and is a superfood. Thus far, CocoCoast beverages are free of additives or preservatives and great for your favourite cocktails or on their own.
MAS Choices Corporation manufactures reliable and choice canned fish products. It has a world-class processing plant in Thailand. Thus far, it operates under international standards. MAS Choices is a reputable and reliable company that exports to many countries worldwide. It includes Europe, Australasia, Middle Eastern countries, and African countries. MAS Choices promise to serve good quality products with professional customer service.
Yuvi Foods, a prominent Brisbane importer and distributor is the exclusive Australian agent for MAS mackerel. Thus far, Yuvi Foods are proud owners of Indian Gold and MALO brands too. With a wealth of experience in the Brisbane market, it uses distribution agents in each state. So, HiLands Foods is a strategic distribution partner for NSW.
Homhual Foods Industry owns Thai Heritage brand. It had a humble start over 40 years ago. Homhual Foods commenced its manufacturing business making high-quality chili paste, sweet chili, and hot chili sauce for the domestic market in Thailand. Today they produce a variety of quality products for domestic and international markets.
The team behind Thai Heritage brand has a wealth of experience and the highest of qualifications in food science from Thailand and USA universities. Homhual Foods, therefore, conforms to all industry regulations and standards. Thai Heritage products have won The Best Taste from the National Agricultural Products over many years. The awards and certificates assure that Thai Heritage is palatable, tasty and safe.
Pepe Saya Buttery, since it was established in 2010 has been handcrafting artisan butters and creams, sourcing the finest milk from dairy farms across Australia. The Pepe Saya Buttery is a family-owned Australian establishment that has continuously been extending its product range in cultured and organic dairy products. The turning point for Pepe Saya was the contract to supply its cultured products for Qantas inflight.
Pepe Saya Buttery fulfills the market opportunity to replace the imported French cultured butter for food service, bakeries, restaurants and café with the finest Australian products. HiLands Foods is privileged to form a distribution partnership with Pepe Saya to market and distribute its signature products.
Wild One Beverages prides itself on producing the highest quality premium products. It is an Australian-made boutique beverage that assimilates a ‘no added’ philosophy. So, you can enjoy healthier and naturally refreshing beverages that taste great.
Wild One gives you an experience of the wild taste of nature. It develops the finest natural juices, premium sparkling, certified organic juices, certified organic sparkling, naturally sparkling mineral water, and alkaline water.
Wild One creates beverages that bring the natural beauty of the wild to you in a single bottle. It ranges from lightly carbonated natural and unique flavour mineral waters to delicious premium juices. Wild One is a family-owned Australian company. The objective is to bring nature’s finest to the consumers
SolTuna has been in operation since the early 1970s in the Solomon Islands. It now accounts for 11% of Solomon’s national export. Soluna employs over 2000 full-time employees. So, SolTuna is a symbolic private sector employer in the country. Thus far, it is a significant contribution to food security in the Solomon Islands. Its current canned tuna markets include the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, NZ, and various other countries. SolTuna also exports frozen cooked tuna loins to the EU & the USA for canning.
SolTuna is a single-origin canned tuna. It is fished and canned in the Solomons by the Solomon Islanders. The value proposition it offers are premium quality tuna with a unique fresh taste. It is fished sustainably and a great example of best practices globally. SolTuna has a proven positive impact on the local community too.
SolTuna is 51% owned by Trimarine (which is owned by the Bolton Group Int. since 2019) and Solomon Islands Provident Fund. Trimarine and Bolten are founding members of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). SolTuna is proud to count on certifications from the most reputable global entities, such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). It rewards efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for future generations. Fairtrade, British Retail Consortium (BRC), Earth Island Institute Dolphin Safe, Kosher, and Halal with approval to import canned products into the EU and USA markets.
Bains Wholefoods has been in operation in Australia since 1986. It was originally known as K&S Foods. The dream to share the benefits of a plant-based superfood saw the creation of chickpea chips. Chickpea origin foods have been part of Indian culture for centuries. Thus far, it has spread part of their cultural heritage into Australian households.
It uses a unique authentic recipe. With time, as Australians understand the benefits of chickpeas and enjoy the taste, the brand had an exponential growth. From a humble start, Bains has a state-of-art manufacturing outlet today. Bains Wholefoods is now one of the leading snack food manufacturers and distribution companies. It aims to continue the growth and success in local and international markets.
Bains chickpea chips are of exceptional quality and have a fine selection of natural snack foods. It uses the finest ingredients and is slow-cooked to perfection in sunflower oil. Chickpea chips are a delicious, healthy alternative and are made using traditional methods. Bains Wholefoods is today a renowned family business. It is a wholly-owned Australian company
Global Coffee Merchant and HiLands Foods have a unique business partnership with reciprocal representation in respective territories for business development. Global Coffee is our trusted Queensland partner with a national and international presence.
Global Coffee Merchants import single-origin Arabica coffee beans from the highlands of the pristine and lush tropical paradise of Papua New Guinea. With a close collaboration with the coffee farming community, Global Coffee Merchants have access to premium quality green coffee beans. They carefully roast the coffee beans to perfection in Queensland that is aromatic, full-bodied and a lingering aftertaste.
HiLands Foods is an exclusive supplier to Espresso Vend Australia franchise group, distributes locally, and exports premium roasted coffee.
Kreative Snacks are the proud owners of Singhs Indian snacks. It is a reputable brand that has been in the market for more than 20 years. Kreative Snacks is 100% Australian-owned. It is a family business. Thus far, it is a leading snack food manufacturer in its category. With a wealth of experience in Indian snacks, it crafts a fine range of Indo-Fijian fusion tastes.
Singhs snack range with its origin in India uses authentic and traditional recipes. They are made of whole grains using the finest natural ingredients. It uses traditional cooking techniques to extract the full flavour and crispiness that you love! Singhs Snacks are rich in plant-based protein, wholesome, and delectable. You can enjoy Singhs Snacks at any function. They are great planned parties or impromptu entertaining. The snack range is low Glycaemic Index and superior quality Indian snacks in the category. Partnership synergy between Kreative Snacks and HiLands Foods is of an exclusive distributor arrangement.
SNJ Resources is an importer and wholesale distribution business selling to the retail trade. SNJ is a family-owned enterprise and the founder of the business has over 30 years of experience in the paper product industry. SNJ Resources’ expertise is in packaging products, cups, and cardboard box packaging. Signature Sensations is a portfolio of a range of exquisite handmade cotton papers and accessories. They bring to you endless varieties of papers and products, new and creative products. HiLands Foods is blessed to be in partnership with SNJ Resources.
Goodman Fielder is a leading global food company. It commits to making everyday food better for everyone. Goodman Fielder owns some of the most loved and trusted household brands. They have a portfolio of well-known groceries and ingredients for every meal occasion. Goodman Fielder products are eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The leading products offered are supported by a large-scale distribution network. Thus far, the supply chain delivers to more than 30,000 outlets daily. It includes supermarkets, route outlets, and food services.
With its headquarters in Sydney, Goodman Fielder’s market span Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and other Pacific Islands including Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. Goodman Fielder has over 40 manufacturing plants throughout the region. In 2019, Goodman Fielder joined the Wilmar group. Goodman Fielder Fiji employs 1200 people in their 6 manufacturing plants nationally. The leadership team with its office in Suva manages the Pacific region. Fiji operations manufacture snacks foods, baking ingredients, condiments, spreads, and delicious ice cream.
As a leader in the food industry, Goodman Fielder focuses on sustainability. Hence, they foster partnerships by embedding sustainability across their business, culture, brands, and products. They are taking sustainability to the next level by setting ambitious, public-facing goals.
Nutritive Beverages, manufacturer FruitACE, a fruit juice concentrate. The company specialises in niche beverages with the emphasis on quality healthy beverages. Nutrivite is a well-established manufacturer with experience spanning over 50 years in the beverage industry.
FruitACE is the signature product, however, they also manufacture health drinks, fun drinks, and flavoured cordial drinks. Their attention to detail and quality makes Nutrivite a reputable company. Thus, a leading beverage manufacturer in Malaysia supplying the local market and export markets. FruitACE is exported to many countries including Canada, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Moreover, the company has a particular significance to service, values, reliability, and trust.
Tahi Pacific is a leading international marketing company with an established distribution network throughout the South Pacific. The Group’s operations began in the 1960s in Fiji as a food distribution company. Since then it ventured into manufacturing in Fiji and offshore expansion to New Zealand in the 1980s. Tahi Pacific is a member of the Ashabhai Group of Companies. Tahi Pacific created and owns reputable brands such as Tahi mackerel, Ocean Blue mackerel, and Golden Harvest. It has a wealth of experience in distribution, marketing and manufacturing quality products. The underlying focus on the customer is bringing you the best and bringing it at the best possible prices.
Tahi Pacific owns and represents a collection of key brands. Traditionally the focus has been on the South Pacific Region. However, Tahi Pacific is rapidly spreading the footprint to expand and become the supplier of choice in the Asia Pacific Region. Hence, distribution partnership with HiLands Foods for the Australian market.
Savaii Popo brand is renowned for its fully organic coconut cream. It is from the island of Savaii. Thus far, it has lush green vegetation, quality fertile soil, and crystal-clear water. So, the fusion of its lava earth surface produces the most luscious flora. Thus far, the coconut fruit produced on Savaii island is always of premium quality and taste. This is the reason, why Savaii Popo can produce the smoothest and creamiest coconut cream in the whole of the Pacific. It is the tastiest, rich and luscious coconut cream. So, it is pure Samoa!
Krissy Company, a member of Ah Liki Investments own Savaii Popo. It is a reputable and iconic Samoan enterprise. They have a unique business model that helps the local farmers to prosper. Thus far, the Krissy Company puts the money back into the farmers’ pockets in Samoa. So, the Samoan supply chain provides benefits to the farmers buying and paying for the coconuts sold to the manufacturer. Thus far, the Farmers Association receives a percentage royalty from the sales generated in markets abroad.
Nestlé today is the largest food and beverage company in the world. Its humble beginning was in 1867 when there was high infant mortality. Henri Nestlé’s development of milk-based food for babies who were unable to feed by their mothers was a success. Hence, within five years, Nestlé Milk was being sold around the world. It was sold as food for babies, old people, and the infirm. This led to rapid development and Nestlé soon diversified into other areas with the introduction of a condensed milk product. It was then followed by a move into the growing chocolate industry.
By 1906, Australia was the second largest export market for Nestlé. A network of agents was serving Australian consumers. Due to enormous potential Nestlé Australian operations in 1908. So, over the years, Nestlé established a nationwide distribution network. The greatest Australian achievement was the invention of Milo in 1934. It was the product of Australian ingenuity and distinctive Nestlé technology. Thus far, today, the brand is sold in 30 countries worldwide.
Nestlé Australia’s head office is the headquarters for the Oceania Region. It includes Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands operations. Nestlé has been in New Zealand since 1885. It has two manufacturing plants in New Zealand with regional sales offices and distribution centres. Pacific Islands operations have been operating since 1989.
HiLands Foods takes great pride in its association with Nestlé Australia.
Colonial mutton is an iconic Australian brand. It is world-famous canned mutton. Colonial is renowned for its quality and taste. Thus far, Colonial is owned by Bronte Industries. It is a wholly owned Australian company. Bronte is a reputable family business with a focus on canned meat products. Their brand portfolio includes Bronte, Carters brand of corned mutton, and beef. Colonial is their signature brand which is popular in domestic and international markets.
Bronte uses Australian-grown mutton and beef, which is processed and packed in Australia. Thus, they use local service providers and supply chains. Carters brand has been in the market since 1979 exclusively to cater for halal consumers. So, it slaughters sheep and cattle under strict Islamic religious rites. Carters products were the first of their kind in Australia to be marketed with the official seal of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC).
When it comes to feeling good and food, Freedom Foods is a leader. What they leave out of the food is just as important as what is in the food. Thus far, the pioneer health food revolution. Freedom Foods is an Aussie company with a mission to ‘making food better’. With a focus on healthy and wholesome foods, they help establish health sections in supermarkets. So, they make nutritious food and beverages.
Freedom Foods helps with ‘free from’ foods for a healthy lifestyle. With their belief that healthy foods don’t have to be tasteless and boring, they have been at the forefront of innovation. Therefore, the Freedom Foods range was born. Thus far, they have been making gluten-free foods long before ‘free from’ was known! So, it has been one of the first companies to produce plant-based beverages. Freedom Foods are a leader in dairy products, cereals, and snacks.
With their philosophy that food can always be better, Freedom Foods continue to develop foods to make better. It starts from sourcing at the farms, to milling and its delivery to your table. Every product can get our tick of approval. Freedom Foods guarantee you the best and safest foods.
Big Sister brand has been synonymous with quality baked products. It has been an Australian icon since 1945. Big Sister is Australia’s most loved fruit cake. So, Australians have grown to love Big Sister fruit cakes. Thus far, Big Sister brings joy and delight to people all over Australia and abroad. Over the years Big Sister baked a variety of cakes and puddings. During World War II, Big Sister supplied canned plum pudding for Australian Army canteens in India and canned breakfast cereal for the USA Army.
These world-famous cakes are enjoyed for everyday eating and special celebrations. Thus far, Big Sister Christmas cakes earn their place on the Christmas tables. So far, many consumers believe it is a real honour and privilege for Christmas. Thus far, it has been serving Australians with the best in baked goods.
SRS Snacks brings the best possible snacking experience. The company selects all high-quality refined Australian ingredients and manufactures them with exotic flavours. SRS Snacks are Australian-made to authentic recipes. SRS has gained experience in the market throughout its period of existence. Their fine performance today results from innovative marketing, an effective integrated distribution system, strict quality control, and steady R&D activities.
SRS products extend to neighboring countries like New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, and South-East Asia. SRS’s name makes a big difference and the reputation helps move the numerous products with ease and speed in the present day highly competitive market.
Botany Group has a portfolio of some of the finest local and international brands. It is a 100% Australian-owned business. Botany provides service to Australia’s major and independent retailers. These outlets include fruit markets, department stores, and delicatessens nationwide.
Thus far, Botany Group takes full control of sales and distribution. It includes trade marketing and sales coordination with dedicated accounts that enable to representation of the brands. A high level of professionalism is required to win in Australia’s complex retail and food service markets. With over 20 years of experience in the food industry, Botany Group now has a national footprint. The key focus for the company’s growth has been to establish a network of people and relationships. HiLands Foods is privileged to be in a strategic partnership with Botany Group.
Commercial Credit Services Group (CCS) focus is to provide the ‘big company’ experience in debt collections. It is a leading debt collection agency in Australia and New Zealand. With a back up of ‘state of art’ technological platforms and processes it provides a personal service.
CCS has a tailor made and effective debt collection service to meet clients’ needs. Thus far, it has a team of exceptionally qualified and experienced collections personnel. The management team has noticeable experience in all aspects of debt collection. CCS employees are up to date with legislative diversity and governing regulations. Thus far, CCS staff undergo a continual training in Privacy Act and its Code of Conduct to be within the Act’s framework.
The relationship between CCS and HiLands Foods is such, that our preference is not to use their service. However, there are times that we may depend on their expertise with challenging accounts. They help us with positive impact on our bottom line.