This is Bidcorp

Our food adventure

The achievement of a consistently good track record is a result of strong organic and acquisitive growth, positive market fundamentals and the advantages of shared operational best practice, network density, and deep local customer and supplier relationships.

  • 1989

    Acquired 100% of Chipkins and Sea World signalling the start of Bidcorp’s foodservice operations in South Africa.


    Acquired Crown Food Holdings which later merged with National Spice.


    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 control of Manettas following a rights offer and Manettas was renamed Bidvest Australia Limited.


    Established Bidvest plc (now Bidcorp Foodservice International Limited) and Bidvest Australia Limited’s shares were exchanged for shares in Bidvest plc.


    Booker Foodservice, renamed 3663 First for Foodservice, acquired by Bidvest plc United Kingdom.


    Bidvest plc enters the New Zealand foodservice market with the acquisition of 100% of Crean Foodservice.


    John Lewis Foodservice acquired and incorporated into Bidvest Australia, creating the leading foodservice distributor in Australia.


    Bought out the minority shareholders in Bidvest plc.


    Acquired 100% of the Netherlands and Belgium foodservice company, Deli XL and an 80% stake in Horeca Trade, a UAE based foodservice distributor.

  • 2007

    Acquired 100% of Angliss, a leading foodservice wholesaler and distributor in Singapore and Hong Kong.


    Acquired 94% of Nowaco, a leading foodservice provider operating in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and 91% of Farutex, a foodservice provider in Poland.


    Acquired 100% of Seafood Holdings, a market-leading fresh fish foodservice business operating in the United Kingdom.


    Acquisition of 80% of Deli Meals in Chile, our first entry into South America.


    Acquisition of 51% of Aktaes Holdings, a foodservice provider in Turkey.


    Acquired a 60% stake in Distribuidora E Importadora Irmãos Avelino, a foodservice provider in Brazil.


    Acquisition of a 60% stake in Gruppo DAC S.p.A, a leading foodservice provider in Italy and 100% of PCL24/7.


    Separately listed and unbundled the foodservice operations, being Bid Corporation Limited (Bidcorp).


    Bidcorp moves into Spain through its acquisition of a 90% stake in Guzmán Gastronomía & Cuttings (Guzmán).


    Foodservice acquisition in Germany and Austria, as well as a bolt-on in Portugal strengthening our Bidfood Iberia business. 13 smaller bolt-on acquisitions in nine countries completed.