Who We Are

About Us


Thai United

For almost three decades, Thai United Food Trading Ltd. has continued to grow and evolve, becoming one of Canada’s best brand partners of consumer goods.

Founded in 1994 by John Keomany, Thai United started with a 5,000 square foot warehouse in Burnaby, BC, supplying products to ethnic supermarkets and restaurants. We made our mark importing specialty products that were not readily available in Canada and promoted coconut milk as a dairy alternative—a new idea and something that wasn’t common at the time.

John’s hard work, determination, perseverance and commitment to our growing company from the onset has dictated how we do business. He took on whatever role was required, be it making deliveries, or cold calling supermarkets across Western Canada, and the results spoke for themselves. Within a year of our inception, our business had grown, and more members of our family were brought on board to help.

Steady sales and operations saw us move the company into a warehouse more than double our original size in 1999, and we added more products to an increasingly diverse selection. We then became a full-service importer and distributor with a national distribution network. By 2010, our company had grown into a new space yet again—from a 20,000 square foot warehouse to a 100,000 square foot warehouse and head office where we remain today. Three years later, in 2013, we expanded further and started our operations in Eastern Canada.

We’re proud to say our achievements don’t end there. In 2017, we became a distributor of household brands like Dove, Knorr, Lifebuoy, and Vaseline, representing Unilever International in both modern trade and traditional trade channels.

Our family-run business is now full of a team of ambitious, skilled professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced. We’re building relationships with new partners, looking for new products, and always searching for new opportunities. Today, we continue to be a leading national distributor in Canada with coverage of over 3,000 outlets. We’re ambitious, and we expect to grow into the future providing successful solutions to end sales and distribution management.

We value the business we’ve built and grown, and we’ve committed ourselves fully to excellence, from offering quality products, to unparalleled service to each and every client we work with. We’re here to help clients make optimal decisions about their merchandising and profits, bringing together reliable consumer insights and sound business practices to improve our offerings, continually innovate how we operate, and enrich the lives of our end consumers—like you.


Our Retailer Coverage

Thai United is proud to offer national coverage across Canada, supplying our high-quality international food, beverages, and personal care products to retailers coast to coast. Our extensive distribution network ensures that customers all over the country have access to our top-notch products, whether they are located in major cities or remote areas. With our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we are dedicated to building strong partnerships with our retailers and helping them succeed. Join the Thai United family today and take advantage of our unparalleled coverage and support.

Please feel free to contact us by phone (604) 437-4933 or email [email protected] to find the closest retail outlet to you.

Where To Find our products


Our products can be found at most Asian and Western Supermarkets shown below.

Our Story

Our Company Timeline



Founded by John Keomany and began with a 5,000sqft warehouse in Burnaby, BC

Growth in the business

Growth in the business required John’s family members to join the company

More products

More products are added, and Thai United moves into a new warehouse that’s double the size


New 100,000 sq ft warehouse

Business moves into our current warehouse and head office starting at 20,000 square foot, growing to our now 100,000 square foot warehouse. 


Eastern Canada Warehouse

Eastern Canada Warehouse opens


Distributor of household brands 

Thai United becomes a distributor of household brands representing Unilever International


At Thai United, we are always here to help. If you have any questions or need assistance with our products or services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact us by phone, email, or through our website, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you and building a lasting relationship with you. Get in touch today and experience the Thai United difference.