The Bickford’s Group is an Every day, the group strives to make the ordinary, extraordinary. independently owned collection of companies headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia. The group has a rich history that dates back to 1839 when William Bickford opened a small apothecary in Rundle Street after moving to Australia. Today, the Bickford’s Group offers the highest quality products to consumers worldwide, with a footprint in over 47 countries. The group is divided into two beverage business units: non-alcoholic and alcoholic. The Bickford’s Australia business unit focuses on the non-alcohol portfolio, including Australia’s number one premium cordial, which was originally produced in 1874, along with premium juices and enhancers. Since 2002, the VOK Beverages business unit has built globally recognized power brands in the liquor category, producing, selling, and marketing brands in the beer, wine, spirits, cider, and ready-to-drink categories.
The Bickford’s Group is proud to bring tradition and cutting-edge innovations to consumers, and its entrepreneurial spirit is not afraid to lead competitors with innovative category solutions. This approach has created power brands and a legacy for future generations. The group not only produces, markets, and sells all Bickford’s and VOK owned brands, but also owns several key strategic assets, such as the Step Rd winery in Langhorne Creek, the 23rd Street Distillery in Renmark, the Beenleigh Distillery in Queensland, Beresford Estate Luxury Suites and Villas, the Vale Taphouse in McLaren Vale, and Pomegranates Australia in the Northern Mallee.
As the owner of the Bickford’s Group, Angelo Kotses has proven to be an exceptional entrepreneur and innovator. Kotses’ entrepreneurial spirit has also led the Bickford’s Group to explore new markets and opportunities. Kotses has a clear vision for the future of the Bickford’s Group, focused on continued growth and innovation, while maintaining the company’s commitment to quality and sustainability. His leadership has been instrumental in making the Bickford’s Group a leading player in the food and beverage industry, both in Australia and globally.
At the Bickford’s Group of companies, every team member strives to deliver upon the corporate values of integrity, passion, pride, collaboration, and empowerment. From its humble beginnings, the Bickford’s Group has grown to become Australia’s most loved producer of not only cordials and juices, but also alcoholic beverages.
Every day, the group strives to make the ordinary, extraordinary.