Husky Foods is a leading Canadian importer and distributor of consumer-packaged goods managing market access across all channels of the retail trade.
The company is credited with establishing and building some of Canada’s best known imported food brands.
National in scope and operating out of company owned warehouses, Husky provides full importation, compliance, supply chain, sales, consumer and trade marketing and business analytics solutions to international vendor partners.
Husky Foods was founded in1967 by Werner Hufsky as an importer and distributor European confectionary products to the Canadian-European ethnic market.
In the early 1990’s Werner’s sons Gordon and John assumed control of the company embarking on an aggressive brand acquisition and business development drive, building what is regarded as one of the finest imported food brand portfolios in Canada. The company has an exceptional track record of providing partners with unmatched market penetration and sustainable business growth.
After over 50 years in operation, Husky Food continues to conduct business with an unwavering commitment to the founding principals of the company:
Husky Foods is proud of the many decades long relationships established in the marketplace with both retail and vendor partners.
To say that Gord and John Hufsky have grown up in the industry would understate their immersion in the business. At a young age and under the scrupulous eye of their father who emigrated from Germany and founded the company, both brothers maintained the warehouse, unloaded ocean containers, picked and packed orders and made deliveries to customers. Throughout their careers Gord and John have touched and actively worked in every aspect of the business from sourcing and supply chain to sales and marketing.
The unique hands-on approach to managing the business, a transfer of knowledge gained by years of experience, and a dedication to correctly training all staff to do the “right things in the right way” are key attributes driving continued success and growth.
Gord has led the path of developing Husky a small organization to a major industry player committed to continue acquisition and growth for years to come. He ensures that the executive team consistently delivers, staying on plan, exceeding partners’ goals and expectations. His passion for creating outstanding quality food experiences is baked into the company’s DNA.
John has an extensive background in sales, brand, category and supply chain management. His unique approach to business strategy and driving innovation consistently pushes every level within the organization beyond pre-established boundaries breaking established molds. Having established Husky Food U.S. LLC, John is spearheading company’s drive to dramatically increase the company’s balance of trade with US manufactures.
Nick has been a key member of the Husky Foods team for over 25 years gaining extensive experience throughout many facets of the organization. He has established and built sound and trusted relationships with our suppliers to execute successful growth into the Canadian market by working closely with them and partnering retailers.