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Who We Are

We know food is a much more than just what we eat and drink - it is a fundamental part of our identity. We’re honoured to play a role in an industry that can bring a piece of our culture to North America.

We import, produce, and wholesale a wide variety of Asian products across Canada. T-Brothers handles everything from grains, noodles, produce, home appliances, frozen foods, and so much more.

Being based in Vancouver, we have the exclusive opportunity to be at the gateway of Asian food products in Canada. Operating here for almost 30 years, we know that Canada provides a unique prospect for cultural diversity and it makes us proud to be Canadian.

Vancouver accounts for over 50% of all overseas container imports in Canada, making it our country’s busiest and most accessible port city. We’re no strangers to import and are thrilled to be able to bring a whole new world of products to Canada.

As leaders in the Asian food import business, we know our actions reflect those around us. As such, the happiness of our customers is our top priority and we hope yours is too.

Contact us now to find out how we can help your business grow.

 
 

 

     
   

 
 
 
   

News

Korean Fresh Festival at Safeway – May 2020

T-Brothers held its second Korean Fresh Festival in Safeway on May 2020. The festival’s goal was to introduce and promote fresh Asian produce like Korean mushrooms.

 
 

Korean Fresh Festival at Safeway – December 2019

T-Brothers held its first Korean Fresh Festival in Safeway on December 2019. Our goal was to help promote Asian produce items like Korean pears.

 
 

Memorandum of Understanding with Cheongdo and
T-Brothers – December 2018

Coquitlam City Mayor Stuart and Rep. Steve Kim attended a signing of a MOU between T-Brothers and Cheongdo County. All those involved have agreed to work together to expand the North American market for agricultural products of Cheongdo County.

 

Cultural Exchange with Gyeongsangnam Province and
T-Brothers – November 2019

Gyeongsangnam Province and T-Brothers meet in BC for a cultural exchange. Gyeongsangnam Province and T-Brothers have agreed to work together to market and support the export of top-grade Korean pears and persimmons.

 
 
 
       
       
 
   

 
 
 
 

History

We first opened our doors in 1994 in BC. What started as just a handful of staple imports and local production food items has become an industry leading Canadian Asian food wholesaler. We’re happy to be a fundamental part of the rapidly growing Asian community across Canada.

From 2014, T-Brothers has been actively working with municipal governments all across Korea to promoting the globalization of each of their unique specialties and exports. We distribute over 10,000 unique products and serve over 1,000 active clients at any given time.

Since starting, we’ve developed a robust and dependable supply chain with many of Asia’s most popular brands. We’ve made many friends along the way, but we always want to make more.

Every business has a story and we’re excited to be a part of yours.

 
 

 

History of T-BROTHERS
2020

Held the second Korean Fresh Festival in multiple Safeway locations in the Lower Mainland (Hosted by AT Korea Agro-fisheries & Food Trade Corp.)

Introduced several Korean snacks to 7-Elevent convenience stores for the first time in Canada

2019

Held the first Korean Fresh Festival in multiple Safeway locations in the Lower Mainland (Hosted by AT Korea Agro-fisheries & Food Trade Corp.)

MOU with Chungcheongnam Province and Chunan Pear Agricultural Cooperative Federation for importing Korean pear to Canada

MOU with Changwon City for importing agricultural products into Canada

Sponsored the 2019 3rd Korean Consulate General Taekwondo Cup Tournament

2018

Held the Korean Food Festival in Hannam Supermarket locations (Hosted by KOTRA)

Held the Korean Fishery Product Festival in Safeway locations in the Lower Mainland (Hosted by AT Korea Agro-fisheries & Food Trade Corp.)

Hosted the Koran Food Festival in Safeway in Calgary

MOU with Chungdo County for importing food to Canada

Sponsored the 2018 2nd Korean Consulate General Taekwondo Cup Tournament

MOU with Yeongwol County and Yeongwol Agricultural Cooperative Federation for importing agricultural products to Canada

MOU with Yangyang County and Seoraksan Green Food Company for importing agricultural products to Canada

MOU with Andong City for importing agricultural goods into Canada

Port Coquitlam distribution center opened

Agreement Korea Natural Colours Industrialization Institute (KONC) for importing goods into Canada
2014 Agreement with Korea Suhyup National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives for exporting seafood and fishery products to Canada
2013

Received Minister Prize in Outstanding Overseas Trading Coporation category from the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE) of Korea

Received Minister Prize in Outstanding Overseas Trading Corporation category from Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of Korea.

2012

Received Govenor’s Commendation from 2012 Gochang and Jeonbuk Provinces for exporting regional specialty products from Korea

Participated in charity event with BC Children’s Hospital and Price Smart Foods

Launched Korean dried laver (‘kim’) in Costco

Held a promotional event for agricultural products from Kyunggi and Choongchung Provinces (Hosted by AT Korea Agro-fisheries & Food Trade Corp.)

2010

Agreement with LIHOME to import products into Canada

Held promotional event at Richmond’s Night Market

Launched kimchi into Cactus Club

2008

Launched Korean products into Superstore

2007

Agreement with WINIA Mando for importing and selling Dimchae (specialty refrigerators) in Canada

Introduced Korean products to Save on Foods

2006

Introduced Korean products to London Drugs

Introduced Korean products to Zellers

2005

Launched kimchi into Costco

2004

Hosted the Taste of Our Hometown event for the first time in Western Canada

2003

Received Prime Minister Award in Trade Promotion category from the Ministry of Government Affairs and Home Affairs of South Korea

2000

Received BC’s New-Canadian Entrepreneur Award

1999

Received Prime Minister Award in Foreign Corporation category from South Korea

Introduced Nong Shim products to Costco

1998

Interview with Vancouver Television News about kimchi

1994 T-Brothers Food & Trading Ltd. begins
   
 
       
       
 
   

 
 
 
   

Partners

Since 1994, we’ve had the opportunity to form several long-term partnerships to import and distribute high quality Asian products in Canada at competitive prices.

 
 
       
   

Our Vendors

Below is a sample of the many vendors we work diligently with to bring Canadian the best products possible.

   
 
       
   

Familiar Faces

We’ve had the chance to make a lot of friends along the way. Below is a list of some familiar faces we proudly supply to.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
       
   
       
 
     
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