Arthur Stafford had a dream: Establish and build a company of excellence that would lead the way in making the world’s finest foods available in South Africa. After starting his own business in 1921, he was joined by his brother Harry and subsequently by Max Draeger. Thus, in 1951, Stafford Bros & Draeger (Pty) Ltd was formed.

Today, the company is led by a team of dynamic experienced people who are responsible for managing what are considered to be the pick of international food brands.

From humble beginnings, when Stafford Bros & Draeger started as importers of American rice, and paper from Sweden, we are today proud distributors of Twinings Specialty Teas, delicious and healthy Ovaltine, fibre-rich Ryvita® scrumptious Walkers Scottish Shortbread, Natural evian® Water, Tipiak Couscous and Quinoa, and Banditos Mexican sauces.

In 1977, the Lewis-Enright family acquired Stafford Bros & Draeger, and Patrick, the current chairman, decided to develop an exciting range of specialty foods. As a result, the Staffords brand was born. Always with the consumer’s needs in mind, Staffords anticipates food trends with the introduction of exotic products such as vanilla extract with seeds, a wide range of condiments and a range of cooking chocolates and desserts.

Stafford Bros & Draeger is today a national company operating throughout southern Africa. Products are warehoused in Johannesburg and are distributed nationwide by our warehousing and logistics partner. Sales and merchandising teams service all major supermarket chains, cash and carries, wholesalers and food service outlets in these areas. We also have a footprint in neighbouring countries

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