A journey in taste
ITN Food Corporation is a family run and operated company founded in 1988 by Mr.
M. Z. Ansari. Educated in Detroit, USA as a Mechanical Engineer, Mr. Ansari always
possessed a creative flair with a passion for trade and the confidence to take risks.
During the mid 1980’s Mr. Ansari changed his career exchanging his slide rule and
compass for an apron and a toque blanche and started experimenting along with Mrs.
Ansari on various spice blends, chutneys and condiments while perfecting his knowledge
of trade and distribution. In 1988 Mr. Ansari finally pursued his lifelong dream
of creating new products with his ability to elicit delicious flavors from quality
ingredients and creating an organization with the ability to distribute premium
ingredients and gourmet food products with the founding of ITN Food Corporation.
Since that time ITN has always been an innovator in the South Asian Grocery Industry.
We currently distribute a variety of well-known International brands such as Shan,
Wagh Bakri, Mina, Ashoka, Camel, Aeroplane, Dalda, Kolson, Hamdard, Yellow Diamond
Chulbule, Minar & Desi along with a variety of premium commodities from India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, China, UAE and USA. Today ITN Food Corporation still operates under
the vision of Mr. Ansari along with the second generation; his business educated
sons Tariq, Sadiq and his Son in law Talha. ITN invests heavily in modernization,
equipment and machinery to facilitate the ultimate objective which is to tantalize
the changing taste buds and palette of the North American consumer.
What We Do
ITN manufactures and packages many of its own House Brands with ingredients sourced
locally and imported from all over the world.
ITN’s specialty is distribution where its entire inventory and stock rotation is
computerized and indexed to preserve shelf life and a rapid movement in stock. ITN’s
forte is the ability to mobilize and distribute products in a very short period
of time, since we believe foremost in customer service and a 24 hour local delivery
turnaround time. In addition, ITN distributes to their customers directly without
the involvement of wholesalers and third parties which not only reduces pricing
for their customers but also gives them the opportunity to tweak marketing and sales
strategies at pace with the ever changing marketplace.
ITN distributes to ethnic retailers, Mainstream Chain Outlets and the Food Services
Industry (Caterers, Hotels, Restaurants, Banquet Halls).
We are the official distributors for:
Canada’s Largest Meat Processor for their 100% HMA Certified Hand Slaughtered Mina Meat proucts.
One of Pakistan’s largest Food company and a pioneer in Recipe Spices SHAN.
India’s Oldest Brands Such as Ashoka, Camel and Aeroplane manufactured by ADF Foods.
India’s Oldest Tea Brand, Wagh Bakri.
We are the Canada Wide Distributor for DALDA Pakistan. A pioneer in Oils, Fats and Margarines in Pakistan.
We are the Canada Wide Distributor for Kolson's which is owned by Lotte Corporation of South Korea (The largest food conglomerate in South Korea). Kolson’s products include popular snacks such as SLANTY and Potato sticks.
At Present we cover the entire Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
We have a strong presence in Ethnic Outlets and in large Mainstream chains like; Loblaw, Walmart, Sobeys, Freshco, Food Basics & Metro.
At Present we cover California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,
Texas, Virginia & Washington State.
We have a strong presence in Ethnic Outlets and in large Mainstream chains like;
Shoprite, Cousins Supermarket, Supremo Foods & Pathmark.
Our recent growth
Mr. Tariq S. Ansari along with Deputy General Managers, Mr. Talha Siddiqui and Mr. Sadiq Ansari, are an experienced management team who have recently expanded ITN’s local presence
including a branch in Vancouver and Calgary along with the Head office in Toronto.