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ABOUT US

A proud history and a growing future.

WHO WE ARE

J.C.’s is a family business, building on more than two decades of history and several generations of Australian fruit merchants.

OUR STORY

J.C.’s Quality Foods was launched in 1994 by Managing Director and Founder, Joseph Cannatelli. Born into a family with a long history of fruit merchants, Joseph has a natural affinity for the fruit, nut and produce business. With his youth spent working in produce wholesale markets, and later running his own fruit shop, Joseph understands the fresh food industry and to this day is passionate about supporting independent retailers.

Since its very early days, J.C.’s soon became known for the freshness and unrivalled quality of its products. Packets of freshly roasted cashews, naturally crisp almonds and health mixes soon built a loyal following of retailers and customers.

As the company grew, a move into improved warehouse and distribution facilities have helped J.C.’s supply customers the highest standard of service with even more efficiency. In 2005, J.C.’s products became available overseas – a proud moment in the company’s history.

Today, J.C.’s Quality Foods is still 100% family owned and operated, employing over 100 Australians across all states of the country. Joseph continues to lead his team of dedicated staff, partnering with Australian and international farmers and producers to supply products he is still proud to put his name to.

Sources

Quality foods from the best sources in the world.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    Brazil Nuts can’t be cultivated in Australia as they need the rainforests of the Amazon valley to grow. All Brazil nuts in Australia are imported, with new season available from May-June each year.

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    A native of Brazil, now also grown in Vietnam, India and Africa, cashew trees thrive in wet/dry tropical climates. Australia imports the majority of its cashews from Vietnam – one of the biggest producers in the world.

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    Our premium pine nuts are grown in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Renowned for their taste and quality, they’re the most sought after pine nut variant in the culinary world.

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    Well known as a native American nut, the majority of Australia’s imported pecans come from the southern region of USA.

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    The world’s first hazelnut producer and exporter, Turkey has been home to the hazelnut for over 2,000 years.

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    Australia is only second to the US in volume produced. Our premium South Australian almonds are cultivated from the Adelaide Plains, known for their ideal growing conditions.

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    Native to the northern hemisphere, major walnut supplies come from California and China, including increasing local production. We source either Californian or Australian grown walnuts fresh from the Goulburn Valley (VIC).

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    Global production of pistachio originates from Iran and California, with small plantings in Australia. Our Australian pistachios are sourced from Riverland (SA) & Sunraysia (VIC) regions for that perfect chomp!

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    Known as the world’s premium sultana, our juicy Australian sultanas are harvested from the sun-drenched region of Mildura (VIC).

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    The essence of Australia’s native nut crop, our macadamias are sourced from the Byron Bay hinterland town of Newrybar (NSW). The new season rolls around early March each year.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    More than 95% of Australia’s peanut crop is grown in QLD. Also known as the ‘Peanut Capital of Australia’, our peanuts are grown from the red soils of Kingaroy in the South Burnett region.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    Our premium variety of chickpeas are grown in the Ord River region of the Kimberleys (WA), producing a larger pea with a great nutty flavour.

At JC’s we’re passionate about providing you with only the freshest nuts, dried fruits, legumes and snacks.

We work with local farmers to source the finest produce and apply the same stringent quality standards for the few ingredients that aren’t commercially grown in Australia.

OUR COMMUNITY

We’ve always believed that the more you put into the world around you, the more you get out of it. We’re proud to support organisations doing great work for our community.

  • Doctors Without Borders, international emergency aid to conflict, epidemic and disaster zones

  • Master Grocers Australia, supporting independent retailers

  • Foodbank, Australia’s largest food relief organisation

  • Oxfam Australia,
    fighting poverty and injustice.

  • Proud member of the International Nut Council

  • Nuts for Life, Australia’s tree nut industry advocate

Supporting Farmers. Supporting Independence.

As a family-owned business, we choose to support family growers and independent retailers in local communities across Australia.

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