Who We Are

Founded in 1985, CTG Brands is a Canadian importer and distributor of consumer-packaged products geared to the North American retail industry, and now, expanding to new territories across the globe. CTG Brands’ instinct for value and quality translates into a exceptionally strong presence within the retail marketplace. We currently service approximately 3,000 retail customers, and growing every day.

Our mission is to provide quality branded products at extremely competitive prices that represent high perceived value to your consumers.

Years

36

Product SKUs

13,000+

Products Sold

2,000,000,000+

Consumers are rarely driven by price alone. The focus at CTG is on value and that's where the company excels.

Through the company's strong supply chain capabilities, CTG is well positioned to offer exciting, up-to-date products of high quality and high perceived value.

Our History

Canasia Toys & Gifts (CTG) Brands Inc. started as a small investment with three Partners. Our first facility was a 3,000 Square Foot Facility located in Downsview, Ontario with less than 300 Products to offer.

 

1985

Our Newkirk Warehouse Opening with our Star Product, the Puppet, where we sold thousands of units quickly within the year.

1993

We visited China during this time to source new items as we started to expand our product lines, adding Seasonal and Home Décor merchandise.

1998

Expanded to a 244,000 square feet multifunctional warehouse and showroom in Vaughan, Ontario.

2003

Richmond Grand Opening for our 131,000 square feet multifunctional warehouse and showroom.

2015

CTG Tradeshow Booth at the 2019 Cangift Market Show. 

2019

News/Press

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AUGUST 30TH, 2021

Biolab Acquisition 

Biolab International Incorporated (Biolab) and CTG Brands Inc. (CTG - ctgbrands.com) are pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement for CTG to acquire Biolab’s entire health & beauty, fragrance, and gift merchandise business, Pure Passion trademark and all of Biolab’s assets relating to those categories of business effective September 1, 2021.

Biolab has a strong Tier-1 and Tier-2 customer base in US with great product selections. This transaction will further strengthen CTG’s position in the health & beauty, fragrance, and gift market categories, particularly, will help CTG to continue expanding market share and consumer awareness in US. In addition, CTG is enabled to offer more reputable products to our existing Canadian and International customers.

As with all important business decisions, we will work closely with our customers, suppliers, employees and all other stakeholders to make the integration process as smooth as possible. The integration of both businesses will take place soon and of course during the transition, customers will continue to receive the same high-quality products and services from both sides which they have come to expect.

About Biolab

Founded in 1995 as a specialist in the health & beauty, fragrance, and gift industries, Biolab is a privately owned corporation located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Over the years, Biolab developed the reputation for a vast selection of products, great customer service, on time delivery.

About CTG
Founded in 1985, CTG Brands is a Canadian importer and distributor of consumer-packaged products geared to the North American retail industry, and now, expanding to new territories across the globe. CTG Brands’ instinct for value and quality translates into an exceptionally strong presence within the retail marketplace.

Our mission is to provide quality branded products at extremely competitive prices that represent high perceived value to your consumers.

 

NOVEMBER 30TH, 2020

AZ Home Acquisition

VAUGHAN, Ontario - AZ Trading Co Ltd. (AZ - azhome.com) and CTG Brands Inc. (CTG - ctgbrands.com) are pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement for CTG to acquire AZ’s entire home décor business and all of AZ’s assets relating to that category of business effective December 1, 2020.

This transaction will further strengthen CTG’s position in the home décor market. The combination of AZ’s enviable position in online and bricks-and-mortar home décor marketplace with CTG’s global sourcing resources and sales network in North America will provide customers with deeper and more comprehensive product solutions than ever before. This transaction will also significantly increase CTG’s market share and expand consumer awareness of its brand portfolio in all retail segments.

CTG plans to leverage AZ’s extensive brand portfolio, including AZ Home and Gifts, Kiera Grace, Nexxt and Radiance to name a few, to expand on CTG’s strong track record of success and industry leadership.

As with all important business decisions, we will work closely with our customers, suppliers, employees and all other stakeholders to make the integration process as smooth as possible. The integration of both businesses is taking place now and of course during the transition, customers will continue to receive the same high-quality products and services from both sides which they have come to expect.


About AZ
AZ was founded by John and Grace Lang in 1976 and is based in Richmond, BC. The company is a category leader in the home décor business and a trusted partner for key accounts, eCommerce and a long-term supplier to hundreds of independent stores across Canada. AZ has curated a product selection to suit all price points, and has a sterling reputation based on quality, authenticity, and extraordinary customer service.

“Our family’s business focus has shifted to financing, private equity and debt investing, real estate and the seniors housing and care sector. As such, we are so pleased to have AZ’s home décor business and brands carry on under CTG’s stewardship and we look forward to seeing the AZ brands and products continue to bring delight, comfort and beauty to peoples’ homes for decades to come”. --  The Lang family
 
About CTG
CTG Brands Inc., founded in 1985, is an industry leader in wholesale efficiency and strategic merchandising in the North American retail industry. CTG imports and distributes over 12,000 products in varied inventory and impulse buys. CTG can create a strategic merchandising plan for each store with expertise, insights and services. Such integrated services include supplier management, East and West Coast distribution centres, East and West coast customer service teams, expedient worldwide shipping, and deep inventory.

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