Established in November 2003, Peach’s Fruit Market is Regional Victoria’s leading Fruit and Vegie retail outlet. The Petrie’s have a long and successful family tradition in the fruit & vegie industry, with over 40 years experience in the local market. From humble beggining at Valipeids Fruit shop in Sturt Street, Charlie Petrie began the families involvement within the industry and quickly developed a reputation for his warm welcome and quality fruit and vegies.
Having worked in the Costa Group it was a natural progression for Mark and Kate to continue the famly tradition and they purcahsed the business the Business in 2003 and continued to operate the store from it’s Corenet St in Wendouree.
Over the years the families connection with the marketplace has grown with a chain of retail outlets throughout Victoria. Today Mark & Kate’s talent as greengrocers and enthusiasm for the business is evident in the presentation of their local produce markets in Ballarat, Eastwood St, Horsham, Warrnambool, Arart, Torquay, Grovedale, Hamilton and St Arnard. With a lifetime of knowedge and experience in the as Fruitiers, the Petrie name continues to be well respected as Mark and Kate teach the next generation of Petries the value of hard work and good customer service.
Peach’s Fruit Market vision is to supply the freshest fruit & vegies to the country. Supporting the community through local clubs and association and working co-operativly with our valued partners, Peachs continue to build on their proud history.With over 70 locally employed staff, our aim is to deliver our customers unsurpassed choice and the best produce available all year round.
We are very gratefull to the people who have shared our journey and continue to contribute to our success.
THE HISTORY OF PEACH’S FRUIT MARKET.
1961: Charlie & Betty Petrie open Valpied Fruit Shop in Sturt Street.
1970: Valpied Fruit Shop changes ownership.
1973: Fruit icon’s the Costa Family (Geelong based) purchase Bennet’s. Charlie Petrie appointed Manager.
1983: Mark Petrie begins his career with Costa Fruit & Vegtables.
1986: Mark promoted to Victoria Buyer in the Melbourne Market.
1993: Mark appointed Geelong Retail Manager.
1997: NSW Business Manager of Wholesale based in NSW including serving IGA chain & Coles Department Stores.
1998: Upon Charlie retirement from Costa Fruit after 35 loyal years, Mark transfers back to his family roots in Ballarat to continue his succesful operation as Ballarat Manager .
2003: Mark & Kate Petrie open Peachs Fruit Market.