Not only is Tony Symeonidis an absolute gentleman and incredibly easy to work with, but he is also incredibly knowledgeable, diligent and was an excellent partner in bringing our products to the South African market. His expertise spans across supply chain, logistics, marketing and sales. As a UK based company, we had little knowledge of how we could bring our products to South Africa, but from start to finish Tony made it incredibly easy for us to understand the market, pricing, the exporting process - in short, all the key elements of successfully exporting FMCG products. As such we now have a strong relationship and presence across some of South Africa's finest retail establishments.
Joe Snow, Managing Director of Just Whole Foods UK
At a time of need, Tony Symeonidis was very professional and supportive in helping us find a new distributor in the South African market. He found suitable options, presented the brands on our behalf, and agreed the terms with the new partner for us a seamless transition of our Rebel Kitchen brand.
Nic Stratton, International Sales Director Nurture Brands UK
I have worked with Tony for over a decade, he crafted the Nākd and Trek range of health food bars from our British range most suitable to South Africa and from day 1 we never looked back. Tony’s integrity, desire for growth, brand success and fantastic customer service remained consistent during all our years of trade! South Africa is a unique and tricky market. Tony’s expertise guiding us through it was the key to our mutual success there. Any other company contemplating entering the market would do well to consider using Tony and Nature’s Delicacies Professional Services.
Greg Combs, Co-Founder and COO of Natural Balance Foods UK (2004-2020)
I had the pleasure of working with Tony Symeonidis and his team for 3-years, during my time at Pioneer Foods UK. Tony was a professional in his approach to brand management and his wealth of market knowledge was invaluable for the roll out of Fruit Bowl in the South African retail market. Tony maintained regular contact with me concerning product forecasting and proposals for marketing activities with his clients, all contributing to a successful product launch and helping to establish Fruit Bowl listings.
Adrian Plant, Group International Sales Manager - Pioneer Foods UK (2016 – 2019)
I have worked with Tony Symeonidis for several years now and it has been the utmost pleasure. Tony is a true professional with a great understanding of business and retail. He is honest and transparent with his dealings and stays true to his word.
Chris Leicester, Category Manager for Dischem Pharmacies
I have worked with Tony Symeonidis for over 5 years, during which he helped move my own business forward by sharing his business expertise and knowledge of the FMCG industry. Tony leads by example, stays true to his word and has always been there to answer any queries or concerns no matter how small.
Cyril Legoka, Owner of Kyl Merchandising
I have had the pleasure of enjoying a working relationship with Tony Symeonidis over the past 6 years. He is a man of great character, honesty and integrity, one who stays true to his word and has gone above and beyond for his customers. He is an asset to any business partnership.
Mario Panebianco, National Category Buyer for Food Lovers Market
Having known Tony Symeonidis for 12 years as a valued customer and retail supplier I can strongly recommend and endorse his exemplary quality service. He has developed an outstanding reputation in the industry with more than 20 years in the trade. Tony is reliable, dedicated and committed.
Joanie Janse Van Rensburg, Director more4umarketing
In the 9 years we worked with Tony Symeonidis we learned a lot from him as a person and businessman. Tony has an unbelievable sense of responsibility which presents itself in his day-to-day work. Tony is an efficient businessman that is easy to work with and has an intimate knowledge of everything from operations and marketing right through to finance and product knowledge. He is ethical in every sense of the word and his word is his promise. We would recommend anyone who wishes to gain the knowledge in how to build a brand in SA to consult with Tony.
Inge Roberts, Managing Director and Allen Roberts, National Sales & Operations Manager of Seal Retail Solutions
I worked with Tony Symeonidis for almost 10 years during which Tony always presented himself in a calm and professional manner. He took the time to learn the shipping industry and his relentless pursuit of knowledge has created the perfect workflow for his clients. Tony has an excellent track record in his field and a passion for the industry.
Michelle Hamilton, Operations Manager - Ziegler Logistics. ( 2005 - 2020)