About Us

Strand Palace Agencies Ltd is a dynamic and proactive family run company which has been in business for more than a hundred years.

Founded in the 1900`s, by Lawrence Calleja, as Colonial Stores, it started operating as a grocery store in the historic city of Cospicua,  Malta, with a subsidiary outlet in Sliema. John Calleja, son of Lawrence Calleja, extended the business by creating a distribution company in the 1970`s, Strand Palace Stores, which developed into Strand Palace Agencies Limited.

When Ray Calleja took over the business from the late John Calleja, the company ventured into new horizons with the opening of manufacturing plants producing various confectionery products under the TOPSY brand and the Twistees snack.

Steve Calleja, the present managing director of the company, and his late brother John Calleja, together with their father Ray Calleja, continued to expand  the company by becoming agents and representatives of a number prestigious international food brands.

After 118 years Strand Palace Agencies is still a thriving family run business with Zoe, John, Julia being the fifth generation members.

The portfolio of products and brands which Stand Palace Agencies Ltd. represents, and which have been built over the years, are divided into:

  • Ambient  – Snacks & confectionery, savoury snacks, biscuit, cooking oils & condiments, canned goods etc.
  • Chilled – Cheese, salamis, fresh meat etc.
  • Frozen – Meat, chips etc.
  • Beverages
  • Wines
  • Household – Garbage bags, foil, toilet paper, kitchen rolls etc.
  • Pet Foods – Snacks etc.

Some of our impressive portfolio`s brands include some of the best loved and most recognisable brands in the world:

  • Pladis – Mcvities, Ulker, Go ahead!, Carr`s, Crawfords, Jacobs
  • Lactalis – Galbani, Seriously Strong Cheddar, Bridel, Pochat, Valbro
  • Intersnack – Chio, K.P, Pauly
  • Grace Foods
  • British Premium Foods
  • Fisherman`s Friend
  • Altinmarka
  • Calnort
  • Holland’s Pies
  • Olio Basso, and many more.

Through its subsidiary Stand Palace Meats Ltd. the company now distributes Fresh and Frozen Meat all over the continent.

With a constant investment programme in personnel , the latest technology, manufacturing, temperature control vehicles and  cold storage  facilities, the company achieves the highest standard of direct distribution to all the relevant outlets in Malta and Gozo.

We distribute to all the supermarkets, mini markets, grocers, wholesalers, pharmacies, hotels, restaurants, bars, kiosks and cinemas, ensuring total efficient distribution coverage all over the islands. Our highly trained and experienced team of sales representatives, together with a team of merchandisers and promoters, visit these outlets on a weekly basis, transmitting orders in real time, and offering a next day delivery service, thus providing 100% customer support and customer satisfaction.