About Us

"Organic, raw, fair trade, pure and great
tasting whole foods, with awesome
packaging is what we love". "We're on a
mission to build an ethical and service driven
distribution business in NSW and ACT...
and loving it!"

John Manins
Founder & Director

The Fair Traders was formed in 2015 by Sydney local John Manins. John has over 25 years experience in the FMCG game with skills in marketing, sales, distribution, manufacturing, and brand ownership. He has a passion for awesome brands and big picture thinking. Honesty, fairness and doing the right thing are core values for John and his team.

“Organic, raw, fair trade, pure and great tasting whole foods, with awesome packaging is what we love”. “We’re on a mission to build an ethical and service driven distribution business in NSW and ACT...and loving it!”

“In my previous life working with leading organic brands, I became increasingly frustrated with the lack of service focused distributors who really look after their trading partners. With increasing enquiries coming from my network of brand owners looking for the best distributor and partner in New South Wales and ACT, and the frustration of not being able to recommend one, I decided to strap on the bullet proof vest and do it myself!”

 The Fair Traders was formed in 2015 and has quickly become the go-to distributor for innovative and edgy brands in the health and independent retail channels in New South Wales and ACT. We love to collaborate with our retailers who see us as an extension of their business, a true trading partner, not just a supplier. We pride ourselves on doing the right thing always - we're in it together!

Keeping It Real! Real food is what we are about, no preservatives or additives, and definitely no funny numbers. We’re into innovative brands and love to support Australian producers and farmers. You’ll stand out from the pack with the hottest organic, natural and alternative food brands around.