Fresh Sensations is a community-focused, Brisbane-based gourmet grocery store. We have four stores situated in Capalaba Park, Westfield Chermside, Westfield Carindale Ground and Upper Level. We also offer the convenience of online shopping and delivery to selected suburbs.
Our family owned business was established in 1993 by brother-in-laws John Nicolaou and Jim Mousikos. Both men were born in a small village in Cyprus and later immigrated to Australia.
John arrived in Australia in 1965 with his parents and other siblings. John was a young man, excited and nervous for a new challenge in a new country. John learnt the language and culture through working in his brother’s supermarket in Carina. He later became business partners with his brother, and this is where John found his passion for fresh produce in the supermarket industry.
Jim started his journey after he finished his military duties in Cyprus in 1977. He then moved to New York City to join his uncle. He worked multiple jobs to get by, but his favourite was the small local fruit shop in downtown New York. John married Jim’s sister, Oxsoula. So, Jim moved to Australia in 1980, where he went on to open his own fruit shops in Moorooka and Greenslopes.
The opportunity came in 1993 for John and Jim to go into partnership in a small store at Capalaba. Over many years of hard work and resilience, John and Jim have taken their shop and expanded it to be a gourmet grocer with 4 stores throughout Brisbane. The business has always been heavily focused on customer service while selling the highest quality fruit, vegetables, meat, and continental deli lines. With the support of John’s four and Jim’s two sons, their dreams will continue to grow and flourish as they work together to manage all the stores.
From the beginning, we have always worked closely with our hard-working staff and suppliers, maintaining relationships, and guaranteeing the highest quality produce to our loyal customers. We have grown to be more than just a fruit shop, we are a family.