Mining Camps and Foodservice operators were impressed with Michaels high standards of service and they asked him to source a broader range of products including; poultry, vegetables and frozen foods.
Kailis Bros Food Service and Logistics expanded through the 1970s and into the 1980s to include distribution service agreements with major Quick Service Restaurants, global industrial caterers, airline caterers, government institutions, armed forces and the entire foodservice market.
In 1980 Michael decided to re-enter the retail arena by establishing Kailis Bros Fish Market which quickly became the standard for seafood retailing in Australia. The fresh market atmosphere captured the imagination of the public with a range of seafood to meet the needs of any recipe or budget.
In 1982 Kailis Bros established subsidiary Black Swan Ship Supply which targeted the supply of comprehensive ships provisions to ships visiting Fremantle port. Blanket Supply Agreements with the United States Navy saw the company grow rapidly and a duty free retail shop which target retail sales to crew members was added to the business. A long term decline in ships visits to Fremantle saw Kailis Bros reevaluate its involvement in Black Swan Ship Supply and a decision was made to divest the business to existing management.
Kailis Bros maintains a strategic ship supply business targeting high end cruise liners including 6 Star Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises visiting Australian ports.
In the mid-1980s the opportunity arose to purchase a West Australian Rock Lobster export processing license and Kailis Bros entered the Lobster industry trading under the subsidiary National Fisheries. The business has developed industry leading Live Tanks facilities, in line programmed cooking systems and has expanded to become the second largest Western Rock Lobster processor in Australia. National Fisheries today exports Western Rock Lobster to China, Japan, Taiwan, France and the United States.