Wanis was founded in 1964 by Tulsidas Wadhwani. With the help of family he set up a small cash & carry, selling Ethnic products and importing limited quantities of foodstuffs from Africa. Today Wanis has grown into one of the UK's largest specialist food and drink distributors.
Over the past 45 years Wanis has built up its expert knowledge of the Ethnic food and drink market and represents a number of major brand owners in the Afro-Caribbean food sector. Products imported by Wanis are distributed throughout Europe and have a strong appeal to their core market, displaying heritage and provenance.
We are distinctively positioned in the UK having a broad distribution network and an established wholesale cash & carry business. This means speed to market is rapid and reliable - we can monitor market perception and positioning of a product and ensure market acceptance for both new and traditional products.
As specialist distributor Wanis has one of the largest field sales teams in the sector and our leadership in the Wholesale, Retail and Independent channels is reflected in the heritage of the agencies and brands we represent. We have strong links with the Afro-Caribbean restaurant and catering trade and which remains a vital entry point for trial amongst early adopters and ethnic flippers. In addition we supply all of the UK's main high street supermarkets reflecting the growing importance of Ethnic foods in everyday life.
The Cash & Carry stocks a range of products that appeal to the cosmopolitan community in the UK. We stock all the major brands found in your typical high street store and aim to ensure that our retailers and export customers can offer their customers a wide selection of products, from Amoy to Heinz and Kellogg's through to Tilda and Rubicon to Tropical Sun.
The team at Wanis are youthful, dynamic and progressive and this is reflected in our values and beliefs. We strive to maintain best practice and lead the way in the wholesale food sector: in 2007 Wanis moved to a 120,000 sq. ft. custom built state-of-the-art warehouse in East London. The culmination of over 2 years planning the building is an environmental friendly building incorporating over 15% renewable energy in its day to day running and utilizing technology using solar panels, rain water harvesting and ground source heating.
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