Lekiu Importing [LKI] was founded in 1946 by Gunn Louie and his two returning war veteran sons who served in the Royal Canadian Army during the Second World War [1939- 1945]. His three daughters helped out as well.

Four years later, prior to the start of the Korean War in 1950, the youngest son who had finished basic training in the Canadian Army, was honorably discharged, and joined the family business.

For over 70 years, Lekiu Importing (now in its 5th generation), has been one of Canada’s leading distributors of Asian foods and global products.

Products distributed now include:

  • Specialty foods of all nationalities (including European)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health and Beauty Aids (HABA)
  • General Merchandise (GM)

Lekiu Importing [LKI] is a privately held Canadian owned company, and is NOT a subsidiary or a division of retail or wholesale groups such as:
H.Y. Louie Co., Ltd – London Drugs, Fresh Street Market,
Loblaws – T & T Supermarkets,
 Canda Six Fortune Enterprises.

This allows LKI to cover 100% of the Canadian market without any conflicts of interest.

To reiterate, LKI offers the trade another function as a Canadian owned Wholesaler, and not a non Canadian Foreign wholesaler such as JFC International [Japan foods] Nishimoto /Wismettac Asian Foods Inc., or Tree of Life/KeHE Distributors.