Our history

The European Foods business of today has a long history in Perth’s food industry. It was created and established from the Re family’s existing retail outlets. The wholesale and distribution business has grown and developed over the years to be the largest specialty Food and Beverage business in Western Australia. This business was acquired by Western Australian Family, the Yukichs, in 2018.

This is our story…

1 June 1960

European Foods officially was registered as a business. Our first location was on the corner of 316 Aberdeen Street and Cleaver Streets.

January 1969

Our growing business needed a larger location and so we moved to 95-101 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge.

Late 1977

As our distribution business grew, we established our own warehouse at 82-84 Francis Street.

In 1978 our two locations were joined.

1986

Further expansion led to the acquisition and construction of 77-83 Francis Street warehouse.

1996

Completion of the construction of a modern, 3 level office block finished at 93 Aberdeen Street.

1998

A new distribution and cheese production centre was built at 86-88 Francis Street.

Late 2007

Development of a bespoke coffee production facility was completed at 85 Francis Road – and the building was joined with its neighbour to create 77-85 Francis Street.

2018

The Re family descendants sold the business to the Yukich family in June 2018. The Yukich family have a similar history of generational family business based in the Swan Valley and the wine industry.

Swan Valley

2019

In August 2019, European Foods Marketplace was created in Osborne Park as the new Cash & Carry destination for the company. This site is home to The Cheese Cathedral, Australia's largest specialty cheese fridge (pictured).

Osborne Park

2019

The Yukich family acquired the Blue Cow Cheese Company and the brand was integrated into the European Foods portfolio, making European Foods the largest cheeses distributor in Western Australia.

Belmont

2019

September 2019 saw the completion of the new facility in the Swan Valley. All offices, storage, manufacturing and distribution now operates from the Swan Valley.

Swan Valley

2020

In May 2020, the second Marketplace store opened at Oakover Grounds in the Swan Valley, selling gourmet ingredients.

Swan Valley

2020

We continue to put food experience first, our destinations are custom-created for food lovers. With flavours, trends and innovation delivered through our exclusive gourmet ranges, we aim to inspire all cooks to create and share the very best flavours.