The Dykes family has been operating in the market for four generations, since 1912. In this time we have proudly developed a great reputation for great service and high quality produce. We source products from all around Australia to give our customers as many options for different products as possible. Dykes Bros aims to have long term business relationships with growers, some of our relationships dating back to 1972.
Mark Dykes started in the industry in 1912 by bringing stock from the Melbourne docks to the old Queen Victoria market on a horse drawn dray. Soon after he created his own wholesale business. His son Mark Jr worked for him upon returning from the war and then developed his own business. Having four sons, the family ties to the industry strengthened with all four entering the industry.
Mark III and Brian started Dykes Bros in 2003 basing the business around berries, avocadoes, lemons, limes and passionfruit. With Mark’s two sons Adam and Jonathan in the market, we will continue our proud family history of involvement in the Melbourne Markets for many years to come.
We maintain the highest standards of ethics in both our dealings with our customers and growers. We aim to deliver quality produce and service to independent retailers and providores alike. Not doing any business directly with the chain supermarkets.
We are a family business and have combined over 100 years experience in the markets. We have a great balance between formal education and industry experience, putting us in a tremendous position to be able to get the greatest return for your produce. Experience is the greatest teacher in this industry and we have a great blend of youth and experience at Dykes Bros.
Mark Dykes is a director and has been working in the Melbourne Markets since he was 16 in 1965. He worked for 50 years before taking a step back in the day to day operations of the business. Mark is still involved in the decision making of the business.
Brian Dykes is a director and started the business with Mark. He has been in the industry for 49 years. Along with Mark he is looking to reduce his day to day responsibilities while still being involved with the key decision making in the business.
Paul Smith is the General Manager of the business. Working his way up from stacking shelves in Woolworths to a buyer before switching to the wholesale element of the fresh produce industry. Running the day to day operations of the business he has worked in the wholesale market for 12 years.
Jonathan Dykes, the second son of Mark, has been working for the business since he completed his education in 2009. In that time he has developed strong relationships with strawberry growers and customers. He is very ethically conscious in his dealings with growers and customers alike. Since a young age has had a passion for the industry and with his older brother Adam, and Paul Smith alike looks forward to leading the business into the future.
Adam Dykes, the eldest son of Mark, has been working in the market since the completion of his Masters of Accounting in 2014. He has in a short time developed a passion for the industry and sees a very bright future for the business and the industry.
Gail Sadler has been the Office Manager of the business since the first months of the business. She has a lifetime of experience in administration and works tirelessly to ensure that growers and customers receive the highest standards of service. This is something that we as a business heavily pride ourselves on.