August 7, 2018

1975

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Cor, (known as Neil) worked hard in the late 60’s/early 70’s to establish a recognizable and dependable wholesale company. Supermarkets quickly became interested in selling German style sausage and fine imports; this interest led to the company changing its name in 1975 to “Neil’s Wholesale”. A true milestone.

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1960

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In 1960, Cornelis took over distributing Freybe Sausage for Vancouver Island. At that time there were very few grocery stores and delicatessens, so he sold to people at their homes. Soon after, many European delicatessens opened and there became a great demand for premium wholesale products.

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1979

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In the late 70’s Freybe expanded their business into Alberta. In February of 1979, Cor’s son, Richard van Wiltenburg ventured into sales in Edmonton and built a good following. After a few years of success, Richard moved back to Victoria to work with his father.

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1996

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Rob McCowan joined Lekker to help expand the business. Together, they successfully introduced innovative products to customers.

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2005

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Rob developed a successful sales territory in Vancouver, BC. The demand for fine foods grew and quickly and Lekker expanded service to the surrounding areas on the mainland.

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