Shankar Trading Company

Our flagship company, Shankar Trading Co. (STC), is an important supplier in the food distribution business and carries a vast range of leading brands. It is a leader in its field, being the largest stockist and distributor of specialty Filipino foods, as well as a distributor of leading Asian snack foods. Backed by excellent logistic capabilities, STC is able to serve more than 4,000 customers, including all major Hypermarkets and supermarkets in the region. Our commitment to constant availability of our products and short order lead times, allows our customers to maximize sales through efficient inventory management.


The group has a dedicated sales team with coverage in excess of 4,000 customers. Between them, they cover the total range of customers from the largest to the smallest outlets. They give the requisite sales thrust to our extensive range of products.

Our major focus includes:


Filipino Foods
We are the largest importers of specialised Filipino foodstuffs in the Gulf region, with a vast product range and ready availability. We cover a wide range of products that include canned food, instant foods, ingredients and sauces. We are the exclusive importers and distributors for several popular brands, some of which are Siblings, Lucky Me, Skyflakes, Teptip, Oriental, Julie's and many others.


Snacks Foods & Others

We have successfully introduced and established a significant market share for our snack food brands, “Haldiram’s“ which is a specialist brand of Indian savoury snacks, “Oriental” and “Jack ‘n’ Jill,” catering to the broader market.

In addition to our sales force, we continue to operate a wholesale outlet in the heart of the wholesale market, which is the centre of the re-export trade to the Gulf, Africa and the Subcontinent.



The Group has a modern HACCP Certified, fully equipped, custom-built logistics facility in Sharjah which was built in 1999. The Group is strategically placed to provide complete logistic support, i.e. efficient storage management and timely delivery to its own retail outlets and wide customer base.


The group is about to inaugurate a dedicated 85,000 square feet temperature controlled logistics facility.  The depot is equipped with food storage facilities for temperature controlled chilled and frozen storage. Modern business intelligence, sales order and warehouse management technologies augment our dedicated sales force and extensive delivery fleet and enable us to assure our customers of product availability, short order lead times and prompt delivery.  With years of experience in the UAE market, our experience and know-how ensures product visibility and shelf-availability and allows our customers to focus on sales and earn better returns on investment by taking the worry away from inventory management.


Sub brands

Store locator

Shankar Trading Company LLC

212-214 Al - Ain Centre Al Mankhool Road, P.O Box 713, Bur Dubai, Dubai.
Tel : +971 4 3596600
Fax : +971 4 3596601

Opening Hours

Regular Time: 8.30 am to 6.30 pm

Shankar Trading Company LLC-Wholesale Division

No: 5, Al Hadd Street, Near Al Ras Hotel, Al Ras, Deira, Dubai.
Tel : +971 4 2262766
Fax : + 971 4 2262603

Opening Hours

Regular Shop Time: 8.30 am to 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Giant Distribution Centre Sharjah

P.O Box 20315, Near National Paint, Industrial Area 15, Sharjah.
Tel : +971 6 5346161
Fax : +971 6 5346100

Opening Hours

Regular Time 7.30 am to 5.30 pm

Shankar Distribution Centre Sharjah

Plot No: 70/3184, Industrial Area 18, Maliha Road, Sharjah.
Tel : +971 6 5551100
Fax : +971 6 555 1199

Almora Trading Co. LLC.

P.O Box 44312, Hamdan Street, Near Spinneys Supermarket, Abu Dhabi.
Tel : +971 2 6789919
Fax : +971 2 6790452

Opening Hours

Regular Shop Time: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm