About us

We are dedicated to supplying premium quality Asian food and drink

Introduction

JK Foods is a diverse family owned business with over 45 years heritage of supplying the retail and catering trade. Our aim is to provide our customers with the right products at the best possible prices and to help them meet all their business needs.

The company has grown from a small local market stall, to a £150m turnover food empire. Mark Johal and his father-in-law Mr Khera founded the company with the goal of becoming the UK’s largest importers and distributors of foods from Asia and the Far East.

Today, with three depots in the midlands and an extensive fleet of vehicles, divisions of JK Foods are able to reach the entire length and breadth of the United Kingdom.

 

 

“As a family-run business we are nimble and can respond quickly to changing consumer taste and knowledge. I personally make it my duty to visit and monitor the whole supply chain. This enables me to strengthen relationships and fully understand the entire costing model, allowing us to bring quality products onto the market at competitive prices.”

Mark Johal - CEO

Our Heritage

1970

Mr Khera set up a local market stall in Nottingham (UK) supplying specialist ethnic products

1976

Mark Johal joined his father in-law Mr Khera, and they founded JK Foods, with the purpose of supplying the Chinese Restaurants and Takeaway market throughout the UK

1981

Rapid expansion led to growth in Wholesale distribution

1992

JK Foods moved to a purpose built site, becoming one of the largest importers and distributors of premium ethnic foods in the UK

1998

Tiger Tiger the brand is born and launched in the UK to meet the growing demand for authentic premium quality ethnic foods

2000

Tiger Tiger’s UK success leads to growth throughout the European Markets

2002

Tiger Tiger is introduced to the USA market

2007

Tiger Tiger is introduced into the Middle Eastern Market

2012

Tiger Tiger launches it’s Frozen Dine In Range of Asian Tapas

2022

The year of the Tiger – its our year! We are investing in our first Consumer advertising campaign, PR and Social media plans, packaging re-design and much more!

More About Us

We are one of the UK’s leading importers of ethnic goods, supplying Chinese restaurants, takeaways, retailers and wholesalers throughout the length and breadth of the country. With an experienced and energetic team, JK Foods is committed to providing levels of service that exceed our customers’ expectations.

As part of the Hyperama Group, the business has solid foundations. This, combined with a passion for quality and ambitious plans for further growth, has seen JK Foods open offices across the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

JK Foods own brand, Tiger Tiger, has quickly established a reputation for superior quality, readily accepted in both Oriental catering trade and the mainstream market. Since its launch, customer demand has prompted the expansion of the range, becoming one of the widest Asian and Far Eastern food ranges available in Europe.

Founder and CEO Mark Johal still travels the world dealing personally with food producers and discussing innovative new products. His unwavering passion for quality ingredients that meet consumer demand remains at the heart of the business.

There are more than 1,600 products in our portfolio and we have direct links with suppliers across the Far East, including Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysian, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea and India. These direct relationships have been established through years of partnership and enable us to guarantee quality. And, if you're struggling to source something specific, we can probably find it for you.

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