SOURCE: Business Review Canada

Business Review Canada

January 26, 2011 18:40 ET

The First Ethnic Food Importer in Montreal, Shah Trading Company, Speaks on Improving the Family Business

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 26, 2011) - In a report in Business Review Canada, Kamal Shah, Vice President of Shah Trading Company, speaks on the family owned and operated business and its mark in the food industry in Canada.

Since 1974, Shah Trading Company has grown from a team of two brothers purchasing, distributing and importing spices, dried fruits and grains to becoming one of North America's leading and oldest ethnic food distributors, as well as Canada's largest rice packager that handles more than 250 tons of rice per day. The Shah family has an East Indian origin and Praful Shah moved to Canada in the 1970s to start the importing and distribution company and the Shah Trading Company became the first ethnic food importer in Montreal.

"My father's East Indian origin allowed him and his brother to start importing foods that they knew and once they started the business and for the feel of it, it was easy for them to sell to Indian customers before reaching out to the rest of the consumers in the area and getting out of the specific Indian industry," Shah says.

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About Shah Trading Company:

Since 1974, Shah Trading Company has grown from a small import and distribution company in Montreal, Quebec to one of North America's leading ethnic food distributors. They are Canada's largest rice packager, with a state-of-the-art HACCP-approved plant that handles over 250 metric tons of rice per day in service of Canada's major food service and retail chains. Shah Trading Company, together with its subsidiary, West India Trading, makes up one of Canada's largest distributors and exporters of beans, peas, and lentils. Their extensive experience and market knowledge allow them to source large volumes at competitive rates, bringing greater savings to the customer.

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