1948 – 1985
CAMELOT was founded in 1948 in the form of a commercial store in Thessaloniki that sold sugary goods. By 1960 it had developed into a craft with its own production.
1985 – 2000
In 1985, it changes its form and owner and offers solutions to its partners for sales in the form of new and original products. In 1987, it entered the wholesale trade and, with exclusive import of products, managed to develop dynamically. In 1992, we create a franchise called Caramelini, which includes 30 stores all over Greece.
In 1994 we changed our legal form and now operate as S.A. with Mr. Fessa as the main shareholder, while until 1995 the company’s products have spread throughout Greece. In 1998 we start a series of collaborations with the Super Market chains and within three years our products are present in 90% of all Super Markets.
2000 – 2011
In 2000 we moved to Sindos Thessaloniki in a privately owned space of 6,500 sq.m. in a building of 1,450 sq.m. with the prospect of expanding the building 800 sq.m. In 2007, with 4 privately owned ex-vans, we start direct sales at retail points not only in the prefecture of Thessaloniki but also in other prefectures.
2011 – σήμερα
At the beginning of March, the expansion works of the warehouse by 320 square meters began and are to be completed at the end of June.
The high goals that the company always set for itself in combination with the existence of a friendly atmosphere in the workplace and the continuous improvement of service to our partners, as well as the constant search for new products, led the company to its current development with turnover in 2009 3.5 million euros and in 2010 3.75 million euros. In 2010 Macedonian Confectionery was recognized by ICAP Group as one of the strongest companies in Greece, ready to face the challenges of the times and confirming that our creditworthiness is really high. Only 1 in 10 businesses in Greece have the possibility to join the community.
In the Greek area we belong to the pioneers in our sector and we continue our efforts to constantly improve our services. We have already proceeded to obtain the European ISO 9001: 2000 and HACCP certificate, to ensure the quality levels we desire. We take care with in-house seminars as well as with seminars from external organizations to train our staff so that we are always next to our partners with solutions to any problems they may face, thus building a comprehensive service system.
We import our products from France, Holland, Belgium, England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Romania, Poland, Turkey and Fyrom (jellys, marshmallows, chocolates, popcorn, mastics). At the same time, we also have a rich range of Greek products such as pastries, chocolates, spoon sweets, syrups, candies and candies. Finally, MACEDONIKA ZACHARODI S.A. is the official representative for Greece and Cyprus of the Barbie product range that was first launched in the Greek market with spectacular results.
Despite the entire market recession, we continue our upward course and look to the future with optimism and anticipation, having as an ally our 63 years of experience, but also our will to offer new, better products and services to our partners.