Fruit For All – wholesalers of the finest fruit and vegetables
The family’s success has seen them give back to the local community that has supported them so well throughout the years. The boys are proud sponsors and supporters of the following sporting organizations Central Coast Mariners, Central Coast Football, Southern Ettalong Football Club and Berkeley Vale Touch Football Club, not to mention the numerous community fund raisers the Hagistefanis family have been involved with.
Nick and Tony’s dad, Paul, first became involved in the Sydney fruit and vegetable industry in the 1960s, and was in the game for about 14 years before moving to Woy Woy in 1976. Paul opened his first store at Gosford, then followed that up with the opening of a new store at Woy Woy’s Deepwater Plaza in 1983.
“With the opening of Westfield Tuggerah in 1993, Paul, together with Nick, Tony and Angelo, moved once again and opened the first Fruit For All store in the sprawling complex. In 2007, the family decided to branch out and open a new store, independent of the major shopping complex, and opened at Berkeley Vale. The move was a great success, with many of the former customers following the boys to their new location.
The store has some notable achievements, including nominations on three occasions for the Sydney Markets Green Grocer Of The Year Award. Fruit For All also won the Green Grocer of the month Award and Sydney Markets also awarded the store the Distinction in Retailing Award, for outstanding fresh fruit and vegetable quality and freshness, product knowledge, customer service, store cleanliness, in-store display and merchandising.
Although family patriarch Paul is now semi-retired, he continues to support sons Nick and Tony and nephew Angelo with a few days each week working in the store.