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1957
Nicolas Fotopoulos, now Honorary President of Fotoni SA,  launches an import business as a sole proprietor in Athens.
1965

Nicolas Fotopoulos becomes the exclusive agent and distributor in Greece of the renowned Swiss manufacturer Chocolat Tobler that owns the brands Tobler and Toblerone.

Roula Fotopoulou, the lawful wife of Nicolas Fotopoulos, joins the company and positively contributes to its development.

1968
Ricola herb candies find their way on the Greek shelves for the very first time.
1977
PEZ candies are introduced in the Greek market.
1985

The sole proprietorship business moves to self-owned premises in the Athenian Riviera, and specifically in Voula.

Forno Bonomi, the famous Italian bakery, entrusts the distribution of its products to Nicolas Fotopoulos' business.

1986

Fotoni SA is established. Nicolas, Roula and their children, Dimitris and Marianna, are the only shareholders. Dimitris Fotopoulos assumes duties as Managing Director.

1988

Jacobs Suchard acquires Pavlides, a Greek chocolate manufacturer. This acquisition resulted in Fotoni giving away Chocolat Tobler's brands within a period of three years, causing major turnover loss for the former.

1992

Ongoing efforts to offset the reduced turnover rate over the past years are now bearing fruit, as Fotoni manages to increase its turnover by 140% the last four years.

The company adds StollwerckVan Houten, and Cote D'Or to its brand portfolio, making it one of the biggest distributors of confectionary products and fine foods in Greece.

A new branch is opened in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, to facilitate the distribution of products in the northern part of the country.

Marianna Fotopoulou joins the company as Quality Control Manager.

1995

Fotoni starts building new, modern offices and technologically-advanced warehouse facilities on a surfaced area of 7500 square meters in Koropi.

The company moves to its brand new premises the same year.

Five new, exclusive partnerships are signed with Ritter SportGuylianPiastenDietorelle, and Lotus.

2002

Following an extended upgrade period of its technology and software infrastructure, Fotoni can now more efficiently monitor its extensive sales and distribution network.

The company brand portfolio expands further with the addition of B.I.PLoacker, and Stork products.

2004

Familia, the famous Swiss muesli producer, joins the company's brand portfolio.

Fotoni invests in a cutting-edge E.R.P. software system and is accredited with ISO 9901 and HACCP certifications, altogether putting the company in an advantageous position against its competitors.

A large scale restructure of the sales department takes place, which positively affects company performance and customer service.

2005

Last years’ growth positively contributes to the continuation of the company’s success story and to the expansion of its ex-van sales team.

Nutrition & Sante, a subsidiary company of Novartis, appoints Fotoni as the exclusive distributor of Isostar, one of the world’s most famous isotonic sports drinks.

2007

The company expands the warehouse space and distribution capacity in Koropi.

Fotoni signs memorandum of cooperation with Balconi and Capri-Sonne, boosting sales to unprecedented levels.

2009
With the goal of expanding the range of its product categories, Fotoni creates new synergies, among them being the marketing and distribution of Hahne's product portfolio, one of the leading European cereals producer.
2011
Following extensive market research, ST. DALFOUR, the premium fruit spreads and organic tea producer, chooses Fotoni as its exclusive agent and distributor in Greece.
2014
Fotoni enters into an agreement with Lorenz Snack-World to become its exclusive agent and distributor in the Greek market.
2016
Bonomi and Fotoni celebrate 30 years of successful collaboration, as Bonomi's products continue to maintain the leading category position in the Greek market.
2017

PEZ marks 40 years of succesful presence on the Greek shelves.

Fotoni adds to its product portfolio Gerolsteiner, German's most favorite water brand.

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