National Foods Limited

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National Foods Limited
Company typePublic
IndustryPackaged food products
Founded1970 (1970) in Karachi, Pakistan
Area served
Pakistan, United States, Canada, Middle East and Asia, Europe/United Kingdom and Africa
Key people
RevenueIncrease Rs. 29.60 billion (US$100 million)[1] (2023)
Increase Rs. 2.70 billion (US$9.4 million)[1] (2023)
Increase Rs. 2.18 billion (US$7.6 million)[1] (2023)
Total assetsIncrease Rs. 25.15 billion (US$87 million)[1] (2023)
Number of employees
808[1] (2023)

National Foods Limited (نیشنل فوڈز لمیٹڈ) is a Pakistani multinational food products company founded in 1970, which started out as a spice company, and is based in Karachi, Pakistan.[2][3] It is a major food products company in Pakistan.[4]


The company was incorporated in Pakistan on 19 February 1970 as a private limited company under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 and subsequently converted into a public limited company under the Companies Ordinance, 1984 by a special resolution passed in the extraordinary general meeting held on March 30, 1988. The company is principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of convenience-based food products. The registered office of the company is situated at 12 / CL - 6, Claremont Road, Civil Lines, Karachi.[5][6]

In 1988, National Foods became the certified vendor of McCormick, United States. In the same year, National Foods, then a Private Limited company was converted into a Public Limited company, traded on all the three stock exchanges of Pakistan. On 11 January 2016, all three former city stock exchanges in Pakistan merged to form Pakistan Stock Exchange.[5]

In 2013, as a company National Foods Limited (Pakistan) was listed on the Forbes List of Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion (2013).[4]

In 2017, National Foods Limited acquired a controlling interest in Canadian company A1 Cash & Carry to further expand its operations across the globe. A1 Cash & Carry is a wholesale distributor of foodservice products, disposables, and sanitation/janitorial products in Canada. This company is partially owned by a Canadian-based Pakistani businessman Amjad Pervaiz.

With a range of over 250 food products in over 10 major categories, National Foods is one of the prominent food companies in Pakistan.[5]


  • National Foods DMCC (Dubai)[7]
  • National Foods Pakistan (UK) Limited[7]
  • National Epicure Inc, (Canada)[7]


  • Spices, pickles, tomato ketchup, jams, jellies, sauces, cooking pastes, fruit juices, fruit drinks[4][5]
  • Biryanis, curries, barbeque items and kababs (ready-to-eat-meals)[5]


The company operates factories in the following cities:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "National Foods Annual Report 2023" (PDF). Retrieved 6 December 2023.
  2. ^ Hussain, Dilawar (11 November 2001). "National Foods: CORPORATE PROFILE". DAWN.COM.
  3. ^ Andrew, Marylou (9 June 2015). "Spicing it up – Exploring Pakistan's spice industry". Aurora Magazine.
  4. ^ a b c National Foods Limited (Pakistan) listed on the Forbes Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion company Retrieved 22 December 2020
  5. ^ a b c d e Business Summary of National Foods Limited on website Retrieved 22 December 2020
  6. ^ Financial Statement of National Foods Limited (Pakistan) on website Retrieved 22 December 2020
  7. ^ a b c Jamal, Nasir (21 December 2015). "Chasing a vision in changing business environment". DAWN.COM.
  8. ^ a b c "Contact Us | National Foods".
  9. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (22 June 2022). "National Foods to set up fifth plant in Faisalabad". DAWN.COM.

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