We started from humble beginnings as a home delivery service of frozen fruit juice (The Home Juice Co). After listening to our customers’suggestions, This venture steadily expanded into the beloved business it is today.
A brief snapshot
Rob Maclachlan, who owns and operates Organic & Quality Foods, registered a business 'H.J. Promotions' in late 1987. Commencing trading in January 1988, THE HOME JUICE COMPANY was a Brisbane home delivery service for fruit juice. Customers asked for organic produce and so we began to supply it. We joined the ASSURE ORGANIC BUYING GROUP. Assure was founded by a number of organic shops to help source organic produce. It was established before any wholesalers of organic produce in Brisbane. Our computer system, combined with personalised service and organic products, saw the business grow. Our steady growth saw us needing larger premises and so we moved.
We officially adopted the name Organic & Quality Foods. In 1998, Assure ceased to operate and we took over buying the produce direct from farmers - continuing to supply member shops. In 1999 we became incorporated as 'Organic & Quality Foods P/L' February 2000 saw the introduction of credit cards for payment.
May 2000 saw the introduction of Internet Shopping.