From humble beginnings, in 1980 M&M Twins Limited began operations from a garage in Toronto, Ontario. The twins, Mohan and Mahesh, started the company as a small import operation, focusing on Sri Lankan grocery products.
“Our initial import volume was very small, amounting to approximately two to three containers each year. The idea was to cater to the growing Sri Lankan community that was not being serviced by local Canadian grocery chains.” – Mohan Perera
M&M Twins Limited understood that in addition to the Sri Lankan community, other South Asian communities were rapidly growing and were not being serviced by the large grocery chains. With this in mind, M&M Twins Limited increased its product lines and began importing products from India, Pakistan, Chile, and Thailand, in addition to Sri Lanka.
With the right strategy, and sheer hard work, M&M Twins Limited rapidly grew from a modest garage start-up and moved into its first warehouse in 1989. Subsequently, M&M Twins Limited moved into a larger warehouse in 1994, as one of the twins, Mahesh, divested his interests in the company
Currently, M&M Twins Limited has national distribution in Canada. In the past, it had the honour of being appointed sole agent of Kraft Australia for processed cheese and of Nestle PLC for coconut milk products .
Although M&M Twins Limited started as a small operation, it has grown and now distributes 200 SKUs from over 10 countries with an annual import volume of over 50 containers.
Established in 1980, M&M Twins Limited has been operating for 35 years and has been a major influence in introducing ethnic foods into the Canadian market.