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December Newsletter 2017

Welcome to Our December Newsletter


GM Update

CCI are midway through evaluating the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable and Grocery Tenders which has encompassed the use of CCI’s new tender and benchmarking evaluating tool, this is proving to streamline the evaluating process for CCI as well as ensuring CCI cover areas such as quality, risk, service, due diligence etc.

There are some great results coming out of the two tenders, more information will follow once evaluation phase is complete. CCI will then move to implementation phase where we will update CCI members with any changes e.g. increased quality standards or lines that have decreased pricing.

CCI are also benchmarking and re-negotiating our agreement with the cleaning and sanitising category with Dominant, we are close to finalising this and will report on what positive changes are associated with the new agreement in the coming weeks.

Please look out for updated CCI branding by way of new images and Icons, this is part of an overall refresh of the images we use and associate with the sectors we operate in.

Be safe during your Christmas celebrations. More updates in the next issue, enjoy the reading below!


Ellis Wilkinson
CCI Group Purchasing
P: 1300 559 318

Save the Date

CCI Trade Day
16th of February 2018
Adelaide Entertainment Centre

“All CCI Suppliers in one location”

Only 3 Weeks Until Christmas

CCI would like to let all our members know that we'll will be closing from:
Friday 22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018. For any urgent matters please contact Skye:

Skye Hutchins
CCI Business Development Manager
Phone: 1300 559 318
Mobile: 0447 773 601

Flavour Creations

Flavour Creations

Flavour Creations expands their ice cream range with new chocolate flavour.

Ice cream does more than delight our senses — it transports us back to our childhoods.

Their deliciously smooth new Chocolate-flavoured Ice Cream - that’s unbelievably freeze-thaw stable - will take people with dysphagia on a trip down memory lane.

Chocolate Ice Cream

Unlike other ice creams, our latest innovative offering is a Level 900 consistency and amazingly remains at a Level 900 viscosity when defrosted. Using all natural colours and flavours, each portion-controlled 120 g shelf stable cup provides 3 kcal per gram.

Flavour Creations' Ice Cream is suitable for use in aged care settings and hospitals as it is shelf stable, portion controlled and ready to eat.

12 Month Shelf Life
3 kcal per gram
Contains No Less Than 10% Milk Fat
Gluten & GMO Free
Level 900 Viscosity When Thawed
No Artificial Colours or Flavours
Nut & Soy Free

Now available in three delicious flavours, Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate.

To order, please call Flavour Creations Business Managers:
Virginia Smith: 0488 444 890
Jo Newman: 0429 538 110
Or order online with CH2 Direct.



CCI have negotiated an overall price reduction across the board of 20%, effective from 6th of October 2017, For updated pricing please contact CCI or COS.

With over 21,000 products available, their range includes:
General Stationery
Kitchen & Catering
Print & Promo Products
Furniture & Fitouts
& much more.

For the convenience of our CCI members we have created a dedicated registration link, where you can quickly open an account and begin ordering according to competitive CCI pricing.
Click here to register.

To speak with someone at COS, please contact your local Senior Account Manager Steven Aspinall via, or by calling 0466 745 968.

Please note Christmas closure dates: All trading continues as normal until COB Friday 22nd December 2017. Last deliveries for 2017 will be on Friday 22nd December and first deliveries for 2018 will be on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Tip Top

Tip Top

Closure Dates

For a list of Tip Top's closure dates, please click here.



CCI are excited to announce

CCI have negotiated an overall price reduction across the Bare Medical Glove Range with CH2.

CCI continues to improve our cost savings and value adds for our members. Please look out for other value adds for our members in coming months.

To view the latest CH2 Baremedical Glove flyer, click here.

For further information or if you would like to trial Bare Medical Range please contact Skye or Jennifer:

Skye Hutchins
CCI Business Development Manager
Phone: 1300 559 318
Mobile: 0447 773 601

Jennifer Sutherland
CH2 Business Development Manager
Mobile: 0404 812 500

PFD Update


Only 3 weeks until Christmas

Festive Finger Foods

To view the PFD Christmas lines, click here.

For Melbourne Cup and Festive season functions, PFD Food Services can supply you with an extensive range of savoury and sweet finger foods for all your function needs.

Simplot have already released their festive menu ideas. View them here.

Festive Dining

PFD offers a comprehensive range of turkeys, hams, puddings etc for your Christmas parties and our PFD Fresh Seafood division can offer a wide range of fresh local fish, prawns and oysters.

Please browse their festive dining brochure here.

If you would like to discuss your function catering needs please contact your PFD representative.
Lianne Brooks: 0409 248 336
Sandra Bevan: 0427 391 454

Abbott Nutrition

Abbott Nutrition

Ensure Plus Crème is a 1.4 kcal/g, ready-to-use, dessert-style nutritional supplement for people with, or at risk of developing, disease-related malnutrition. Available in banana, chocolate and vanilla flavours. An unflavoured option is also available.

To view the Ensure Plus Crème brochure, click here.

For further information or if you would like to trial samples please contact Skye or Judith:

Skye Hutchins
CCI Business Development Manager
Phone: 1300 559 318
Mobile: 0447 773 601

Judith Pollard
Territory Executive - Abbott Nutrition
South Australia
Mobile: 0411 387 431




CCI Group Purchasing
1300 559 318