The Beris family originally come from Methoni, a beaufitul coastal village in Messinia, Greece. An ancient place featured in Homer’s Odyssey as ‘Ampbelofila’ meaning ‘of vine leaves’.
Anthony Beris, one of the founders of Delta Sales Pty Ltd, was born in Methoni in 1928, shortly after in 1935 the family moved to Athens. The move from the serene coastal village to the hustle and bustle of Athens seemed to stir something in the young Anthony – Tony to his friends.
In his early years Tony began his career by working for an importing/manufacturing company and worked his way to Management, but his determination and hunger for success didn’t stop there. He wanted more, so at the end of each day he would sell products to the retailers of the same company, he grew into quite the entrepreneur. He soon became the top earning salesman of the company.
It was this yearning for more and an incredible work ethic that took him on to the next chapter in Australia in 1956, a place he saw as being full of opportunity, if one was willing to put in hard work and effort. After arriving in Sydney in 1956 where he worked for 3 years he then moved to Melbourne in 1959 where his first major success came from starting a business manufacturing imitation jewellery, which he then sold just a year later.
For the next ten years he would repeat these successes, buying and selling a variety of businesses before becoming a founding partner of Delta Sales Pty Ltd in 1967. Together with his business savvy, import and sales experience Tony saw a demand and need in the Australian market, and the company began importing and distributing high quality European foods to satisfy the growing demand in Australia.
Still based in its original home of Brunswick, Delta remains a family run, boutique importer of fine European products, and has grown due to his passion and commitment that is the core Value of this company. With a long history and many strong ties to the European Community, Delta Sales and Anthony are well respected within the industry and has allowed him to forge lasting relationships with authentic, premium suppliers around the world.
Keeping in with traditional family values and as Anthony decides to move into yet another chapter in his life, it has been decided the next generation of the Beris Family – his son Dennis and daughter-in-law Daniela, become more involved in taking on the traditions and know-how to honour what Anthony has achieved and to move Delta forward, bringing genuine fine European foods and products to Australia and doing it with heart.