Leaders in Global Food Trading Since 1937
Since 1937, Export Packers has been building its international reputation for innovation and quality in the import/export and marketing of food commodities. Headquartered in Brampton, just outside of Toronto, Canada, we operate five key business segments: International Trading, Domestic Food Service, Retail, Asian and Fresh Seafood.
Focused on our Vision
To utilize industry-leading expertise and provide our partners in the global food ecosystem with access to the most diverse assortment of food products and markets
Driven by our Mission
To SERVE as trusted partners within the food industry by leveraging our relationships and extensive product and market knowledge
To DELIVER resilient, transparent and efficient global supply chain capabilities
To PROVIDE our partners with an outstanding experience in each, and every, interaction
Living by our Values
Environmental, Social & Goverance
Export Packers is a leading diversified international food company, serving retail, foodservice and further processor customers through Canada and around the world. Our expertise and experience give us the unique ability to source a variety of meat, seafood, fruit/vegetable and other food products that meet the diverse needs of our customers.
Our ESG policy aids our customers, suppliers, industry partners and employees in understanding our approach to corporate responsibility.
We are proud to share our commitment to effecting positive environmental and social change as part of the role we play in the global food industry.
A History of Expertise
From a local, family-owned retail operation, to an international food trading company, Export Packers has a long history of manufacturing & trading expertise.
Rubenstein Family’s Small Kosher retail poultry store opened
Incorporated as Export Packers, registered in Ontario, Canada
Toronto Poultry & Egg Production Plant acquisition
Toronto Cold Storage Facility acquired and partially converted to house Canada’s first mechanical egg breaking operation
Creamery & Egg Grading Operation was acquired
Egg Processing moved to new 80,000 sq ft plant in Winnipeg
Seafood Division was established Expack (US) was established Eggnition was founded Courprie Fenton was founded
International Trade Division was established Launch of Family Delight™
STC Laboratories was founded Gold Medal for Excellence in Technology Transfer for Lysozyme production Manitoba Export Award for agricultural commodities
Juice Trading Section was established
Far East Trading Section was established Launch of Ocean Jewel™
Grains Trading Section was established
Sale of Egg Processing business
Head Quarters relocated to Walker Drive, Brampton
Sales of Couprie Fenton
Sales of Expack Seafood
Sale of Expack Seafood
Frozen Fruits & Vegetables Trading Section was established Sale of Domestic Poultry business
Edvac Fresh Seafood Manufacturing Facility opened
Launch of Diamond Harvest™
Odem International acquisition Launch of Ocean Dragon™
Launch of Ocean Jewel Encore™
The company is led by Jeff Rubenstein, Chief Executive Officer and controlling shareholder. Since joining the business in 1968, Jeff has established a reputation throughout the food industry as an expert on market trends in food commodities. Jeff’s contributions have helped make Export Packers one of the most highly respected commodity trading houses in North America. Jeff is supported by a team of experienced and tenured senior managers who continue to forge new growth for this Canadian-based, global enterprise.
President & COO
Dan LeBlanc is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Export Packers. Dan joined the company in 1994, in the role of Vice President of Finance, and took on the role of President & COO in 2002. Dan’s leadership, professionalism and commitment to innovation have shaped a steady, long-term trajectory of growth and expansion into new markets including various acquisitions and divestitures along the way. Dan earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and is a CPA, CA.
Brian Lampert is the Chief Financial Officer at Export Packers. Brian joined the company in 2005 and is responsible for all Finance, IT and HR functions. He has been instrumental in building out these functions within the organization and aligning them to support the company’s growth strategy. Prior to joining EP, Brian held various senior finance roles outside of the food sector. Brian holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and is a CPA, CA.
Marketing & Product Development