With a long-standing family history in the food industry and a vision for developing a business that extends beyond Ontario’s borders, Kii Naturals and Shashi Foods have been specializing in commodity trading, food manufacturing, and distribution since 2006.
Completely vertically integrated, the Shashi Foods division of this company focuses on sourcing authentic ingredients directly from where they grow naturally. Then the Kii Naturals division takes these ingredients and creates value-added products, including all-natural cereals, artisan crackers, specialty grains, and superfoods.
With over 400 items in their product offering, strong export ties with the US, Caribbean and South America, and a social media strategy to help educate Ontarians on how to live a well-balanced lifestyle, the company is a big success story for medium-sized business engaged in the export scene.
How have they been so successful? By focusing on being an innovative leader in their field. And not just with the products and services they offer, but also by hiring and inspiring innovative thinkers who have the ability to identify and understand the ever-changing trends of the industry.
“In order to succeed in Ontario, businesses need to leverage the province’s vast resources, human capital, and geographical location to optimize their growth,” according to the head of the company, Sujay Shah. “The cultural diversity that exists here should be entrenched into all business plans to also facilitate innovation within the products and services being sold.”
So what’s next? Kii Naturals and Shashi Foods is planning on opening an Ontario-based manufacturing complex, which will provide the company with increased capacity to meet growing global and domestic demands for its products.
It doesn’t stop there. Through planned investment in global business development, Kii Naturals and Shashi Foods has set its targets on continued international growth by capitalizing on a growing market presence in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.
Through their modern concepts in sourcing authentic ingredients from around the world and developing exciting and innovative products that see no borders, Kii Naturals and Shashi Foods are redefining what it means to be a global corporate citizen.
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