This excerpt taken from the WILC 20-F filed Jun 30, 2005.
The Company imports, markets and distributes a broad variety of over 160 preserved food products, most of which enjoy a long shelf life (mostly between 34 years). Such preserved products which consist 49% of Companys sales in 2004 are sold in a variety of sizes and types of receptacles, such as tin cans, glass jars and glass bottles, intended for use by the individual consumer, as well as the institutional consumer food markets.
The Company aims at widening the variety of the preserved products it imports. Due to commercial considerations, the Company occasionally stops importing certain preserved products.
The Companys main preserved product lines and the principal products of each line are as follows:
Canned Vegetables and pickles: including okra, mushrooms (whole and sliced), artichoke (hearts and bottoms), beans, asparagus, corn, baby corn, palm hearts, vine leaves (including vine leaves stuffed with rice), sour pickles, mixed pickled vegetables, pickled peppers, an assortment of black and green olives, as well as additional canned vegetables. These products are particularly imported from China, Spain, Greece, Thailand, South America, Turkey, France, India, Poland and The Netherlands.
Canned Fish: including tuna (in oil or in water), sardines, anchovies, smoked cod liver, sprats, mackerels, herring and salmon. These products are primarily imported from the Philippines, Thailand, Portugal, Canada, Spain, Greece, Sweden and Latvia.
Canned Fruit: including pineapple (sliced or pieces), peaches, fruit cocktail, apricot, pears, cherries, mangoes and lichi. These products are primarily imported from the Philippines, Thailand, Greece, Europe and South America.