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My name is Amelia Priest, and I am the founder of Just Snacks. I was born and raised in Ukraine and immigrated to Australia more then 20 years ago.
I started Just Snacks in 2011 while I was homeschooling my children, and registered Just Snacks as an Australian company in April 2012. My son had behavioural and learning difficulties at that time that needed to be addressed with diet and vitamins. As we were attending various workshops in Sydney, the need to have gluten and dairy free snacks with no added sugar that also tasted right arose, as there weren’t many choices available.
I then discovered Matt’s Munchies, premium fruit snacks made in the US from organic fruit puree and purchased some for personal use. We loved them so much that I approached the manufacturer to become their exclusive Australian distributor and promoter. I launched them at the Sustain Show and Gluten Free Expo and was amazed by how well the Australian consumers perceived them! However, the manufacturer of Matt’s Munchies was a small, family-run factory with limited production capacity, and they could only allocate a small number of products for an Australian market.
So I continued my search for more great snacks to add to my offering which was very challenging! One of the specifics of healthy snacks is that they don’t have preservatives which means they have a shorter shelf life then snacks with additives.
Having pressure to sell snacks before they expire made me look for unique distributional channels, as well as selling snacks online direct to consumers, in addition to traditional channels such as health food stores or independent supermarkets.
Over the years, we have grown to service over 600 retail outlets across Australia. If you are a wholesale customer, please call us on 1300 480 255 to have a chat about how we can help you, or Get Started by registering online so that you will have access to wholesale prices and place orders online.
At Just Snacks, we stock known and familiar brands like Carman’s, DJ&A, Piranha, Aussie Bodies and Local Legends Beef Jerky, as well as boutique brands like Absolute Fruitz and J.C. Nut Mixes. New brands and products come on board regularly, and non-performing lines swiftly removed.