Mars Pods, Twix Pods and Snickers Pods Back in Stock

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After 18 months of being Out of Stock, supply of Mars Pods 160g x 15, Snickers Pods 160g x 15 and Twix Pods 160g x 15 are again available for Export. Pods are a favourite product in Australia, and we have had plenty of enquiries and sales since they returned to sale. Mars are not promoting Pods in any sales channel as they are in high demand, but we are now able to supply, and we welcome your enquiries.

Following on from this positive news, we have just been advised that Mars are having a price increase on all of their products on 3/7/23. We are able to take orders up to this date at current pricing, after 3rd July 2023 prices will increase significantly, so we are encouraging our customers to buy up on all Mars products before this date. All Mars products will increase by 8-10 % except for Buckets (including Maltesers Buckets and M&M Buckets which will increase by 15%.

New Products – Doritos Street Art

Our friends at Smiths are launching a Limited Edition range of Doritos – Street Art Collection – available in 3 flavours Fire & Fury, Kingpin Burger and Mayhem Kebab, the packaging looks fantastic and we are sure that this Limited Edition range will be popular with our customers. Available for a short time only, you can be the first in your market to sell these new flavours.        

Stay tuned also, for new Limited Edition Chefs Series Red Rock Deli chips available in July/August

2023 Macadamia Season has started

Finally, we are now starting to Export Macadamia In Shell and Kernel from 2023 season. Prices are now very competitive compared to previous years, and the quality of the harvest is quite high, so this is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of High Quality and Low Prices for Australian Macadamia Nuts. E still have some availability of Nut In Shell 20-22MM and 22MM+ and also Style 0, Style 1 and Style 4L kernel. Contact Us for a quote.


Time Flies when you’re having Fun

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They say “Time Flies when you’re having fun” and its hard to believe we are fast approaching the end oof Q1 2023. A quarter of this calendar has nearly passed, and we have been very busy processing and shipping orders as well as working with our supply partners to find savings that we can pass on, or reduce the impact of price increases, which are still occurring.

We are taking orders now for Summertime lines, and we are shipping Bundaberg Ginger Beer and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks at prices, contact us for information on current deals for Bundaberg. Also we are now exporting Nippys flavoured milk (we have a Dairy Export Licence). We also are exporting an Australian Made Fruit Drink – Fruity Burst in a 250ml pop top and cool packaging with Thomas the Tank Engine, Barbie and more.

Our customers are now also planning for Winter 23 sales, and we are starting to discus sales of Maltesers Buckets 465g, Mondelez/Cadbury Blocks and Kit Kat with Kit Kat Milo proving to be a big selling item.

We have been advised that Nestle will be having a price increase on Medium Bars, and this likely means that Cadbury and Mars will follow, as they all have pricing relativity to maintain. We have also seen a 17% average price increase in Red Rock Deli, Smiths, Doritos and Cheetos as well as Kettle and Tyrrells chips, caused by a shortage of Potatoes in Australia post floods and energy prices.

`We will be running a special on Penfolds Koonunga Hill wine from April 23 to end of June 23, please contact us for details on this special, and we have also been advised that Treasury Wine Estate will be changing their bottle colour on Koonunga Hill range around May this year to a slightly Greener bottle. We have been told that this may lead to some temporary shortages on Koonunga Hill around this time, so if you want to take advantage of our Koonunga Hill Special, we suggest ordering in April to avoid disappointment. We are still experiencing shortages of Cloudy Bay wine; we have no stock available for export and Oyster Bay Wine has just increased by $1.50 per carton from the supplier, we do have stock of Oyster Bay. We are now offering to our customers and alternative New Zealand White Wine – 821 South Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

While we are talking Wine, we just returned from a visit to the Hong Kong market, where we were presenting an innovative new Wine product called Wine In A Glass, the reception to this product has been very positive, as retailers and wholesalers can see the value in a Ready To Drink Wine in a premium plastic glass with or without stem, as an ideal solution for Barbeques, Parties and Entertaining.


Its also been a very busy month in March signing contracts for the export of Australian Macadamia Nuts In the Shell. Macadamia Nuts are Native to Australia, and we are just preparing now in Australia for 2023 harvest season, which runs from April to June. For the past 2 years, Australian Macadamia Nuts have been very expensive, and we are seeing a correction in price for the 2023 season, with prices from Australia much lower. We have nearly sold all of our allocation of 22MM+ Macadamia Nut In Shell, and we only have approximately 200 metric tons to sell, so if you are interested in Australian Macadamia Nuts, we suggest you contact us soon before all stock is sold. We also have a good supply of 20-22MM Macadamia Nut available for export, and we are also seeing increased interest in sales of Macadamia Kernel, with Style 0, Style 1 and Style 4L being the most sought after at this stage. We will also be exporting Macadamia Kernel, and we expect to have prices for our customers in the next 2-3 weeks.

That wraps up our March newsletter, we have some big promotions running this month on Cadbury Blocks and Cadbury Medium Bars as well as Cadbury Favourites and Roses, so Contact Us for our latest pricing and information.


Welcome to 2023!

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Dear valued customer,

Welcome to 2023! We would like to wish all of our customers a prosperous and healthy Western and Lunar New Year!

We are intending to send a monthly Newsletter with Australian market information & news and also New Products and Monthly Specials. We hope that you find this interesting, please unsubscribe if this is not useful for you.

As the world continues to recover from COVID, there are still many challenges facing the FMCG industry that are likely to continue into this year. We see the following headwinds:

  • Inflation and Price Increases – currently Australian inflation is said to be 7%, we find this unusual, based on the frequency and size of price increases that are occurring in food that have been well above 7% average. Potato Chips have risen by 40% in the past 12 months – driven by the Ukraine war (both manufacturers predominately used Oil from there) as well as the Potato shortage caused by a long period of rain and flooding. 
  • Sea Freight and Air Freight prices – our best hope is that freight increases will slow down. Patricks in Australia have just announced an increase in Port Charges of $150 per TFE and this absorbs a $50 TFE drop in Sea Freight rates (HK) for Q1 and other destinations have increased. We hope that Air Freight will reduce in price as more planes start to fly.  
  • Economic Challenges caused by interest rate increases – we are now seeing a decline in domestic demand for food and wine, as people are feeling the effects of interest rate increases and we expect that all of the markets that we service will be in the same position.

Despite the challenges, Pataza Pty Ltd will continue to look for savings and better deals so that we can limit the impact on our customers. 
Kind Regards,
The Pataza Team

Promotion valid until 31st of January 2023.
Pricing is based on Ex Works Terms.
Per AUD in Unit.


Focus on Exporting Australian Food and Wine to Europe and North America

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Australia has a reputation for producing and supplying quality Food and Wine and this is well deserved as we have the highest quality production standards and the best growing conditions and practices. At PATAZA, we have focused mainly on markets in Asia, and we are pleased to announce that we are now exporting Australian Food and Wine to European and North American markets.

With the current position on Logistics as a result of the COVID pandemic and now the current war in Europe, we have seen a large increase in enquiries from Europe and also other markets in Asia due to supply issues they are experiencing buying from the United Kingdom and Europe. We have also noticed and increase in interest in Australian Oats, Vegetable Oils and Legumes, again due to increases in demand and limits in supply. This is also causing issues in Australia as manufacturers and suppliers are experiencing significant increases in costs, driven by increases in fuel (+15% vs SPLY) and increases in raw materials.

We have experience sourcing and shipping to the European Union, and we currently ship to France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and Benelux as well as the UK across all categories including Confectionery, Wine, General Grocery, Drinks and Snacks and food staples such as Oats, Legumes, Vegetable Oils. Australia has also announced a new FTA agreement with the UK, reducing import taxes and duties.

North America is also a growth market for PATAZA Pty Ltd, and we are shipping Confectionery to Canada and United States and we are also shipping grocery products from Australia to our sales partner in California, meaning that we can now ship to the USA through a co-loading agreement with our customer in the United States of America, allowing us to provide a Full Service solution to new customers, as we can source, supply, ship and even arrange local delivery in America.

We are also registered with FDA and we have a Dairy Export and Wine Export licence and this means that we are well placed to ship a wide range of Food and Wine to North America.

Popular products in Europe:

  • Tim Tam Biscuits
  • SAO Biscuits
  • Arnotts Biscuits
  • Weet Bix
  • Pods – Mars, Twix and Snickers
  • Manuka Honey
  • Maltesers Buckets
  • Bundaberg Drinks
  • Golden Circle Drinks 

Popular products in North America:

  • Tim Tam Biscuits
  • Limited Edition Confectionery and Snacks(M&M, Kit Kat, Doritos)
  • Australian Wine
  • Australian Milk
  • Kombucha
  • Big Sister Fruit Cakes
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Pods – Mars, Twix and Snickers

If you are in Europe, United Kingdom, Unites States of America or Canada and you are seeking to import Australian made Food, Confectionery and Wine, we would be pleased to arrange Export to your market. We are a leading Australian Food and Wine exporter, and we have the experience to deliver your export needs. Contact Us today.


Australian Convenience and Impulse Expo Melbourne Australia 2022

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PATAZA Pty Ltd was very pleased to attend the C&I Expo in Melbourne Australia on 30th and 31st March 2022. The Food and Wine industry has been challenged over the past 2 years of Coronavirus and it was fantastic to see people attending a non-virtual tradeshow, and whilst attendance of visitors and exhibitors was no doubt impacted, there were still quite a lot of visitors and high-quality products and categories on display.

Convenience & Impulse Retailing ( is a Champion for the C-Store and FMCG industry in Australia. We have had a long and close relationship with this magazine and now digital company, starting many years ago with Keith Berg, and today with Safa de Valois at the helm, and it was great to see Safa and his team at the event and the way the event was presented is a testament to their passion for the industry.

From a Products perspective, there were around 100 exhibitors at the event, ranging from multinational suppliers such as Nestle, Coca Cola and Asahi Beverages down to smaller suppliers just launching new products to the market. As well, there were several Merchandise, Software and Retail Hardware exhibitors.

Products that we found particularly interesting were the following:

  1. Love Buds  Plant Based products. This exhibitor also wone our internal vote for Best Stand at the show. We have tried many Meat replacements and have found them to be quite tasteless or wrong texture. Love Buds products, however, taste good – we tried the Hamburgers and the Sausages, and the taste was very close to real meat products. We have already recommended this product to some of our customers in Asia and they want to try this.
  1. JC’s Quality Foods are popular in Asia, where Healthy Snacks are more popular than Confectionery and Salty Snacks. We are pleased to offer these quality products to our customers.
  2. Sprout Organic is an interesting product in an emerging market for Plant Based products, they have created a Plant Based Infant Formula as well as a range of other plant-based products. We will discuss this product and the whole Plant Based market and follow this closely.

Aside from the exhibitors, there was also a Drinks and Networking event on the Wednesday. This was a great chance to catch up with contacts in the trade and taste some Australian Craft Beers and Wines. It was good to speak with old friends and new in a relaxed environment and discuss future plans and challenges now that we are slowly but surely getting back to “the new normal”.

In conclusion, was the CI&I Expo worth travelling to Melbourne for? Absolutely! It was a well put together event and the opportunity to travel and meet people in a professional environment was well worthwhile after 2 years of isolation and “virtual” events, so we hope that this is just a taste of things to come as we continue to supply quality Australian Made Food and Wine to the world. Contact Us today.