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D.R. Johnston Group

Wholesale Division

D.R. Johnston (DRJ), a division of JBS Australia is Australia's leading domestic wholesale and trading company, providing an extensive range of fresh and frozen carton meats and carcasses to the Australian market.

With a team of 100 employees, DRJ operates seven strategically placed wholesale sites throughout Australia to maximise coverage and service. DRJ prides itself on being the most successful meat wholesaling company in the country and is the exclusive distributor of some of JBS Australia's most recognised and award-winning brands including Friboi, Swift Premium and Riverina Angus. With the support of JBS Australia and the flexibility to source products from various suppliers, DRJ is able to provide consistent and professional service to its customers who range from local butcher shops to independent supermarkets.

Integral to DRJ's success is its ability to understand the demands of its customers. Setting DRJ apart from other meat traders/wholesalers is its strong relationship with transport providers and, in our Sydney operation, our ten refrigerated trucks provide DRJ the ability to offer same day delivery to customers.

Retail Division

Operating under the DRJ banner is Primo Retail, with a team of 180 employees. The division compromises a collection of butcher shops strategically placed throughout New South Wales and Queensland. The retail outlets trade under the names Joe’s Meat Market, Farm Fresh Meats, Premium Meat House, Primo Factory Shop and Hans Factory Shop. D.R. Johnston also operates the Swift Meats butcher shop in Tasmania. To ensure that DRJ can fully service Tasmania’s carton meat demands, Swift Meats also has a dedicated wholesale team that provides portion-cutting services to local restaurants.