Shop our newest collection.

Our 2020-2021 Dovetale Collection catalogue is here! Filled with the finest examples of specialty food from around the world, our collection brings the world to your store-step. Inside our catalogue, you’ll see our full range of everyday products and learn the stories behind our incredible producers.

With nearly 60 brands and hundreds of products to choose from, we hope you enjoy what we’ve put together for you.

September's Feature Brand

Cartwright & Butler

For over five generations, the Cartwright & Butler family has been doing what they love – baking. This story began with the Adam sisters, who developed a reputation for their exceptional breads, pies, cakes, biscuits, puddings and preserves. After partnering with the Arnett brothers, another family of bakers, in the 1930s their shops would sell out of everything they made within the first few hours of opening.

Fast forward many decades later, with a new generation of Arnett’s now running the business, Cartwright & Butler offers a comprehensive range of luxury biscuits, condiments and preserves. In 2009, the brand re-launched with three of their most popular cookies: Chocolate Oat Crumbles, Dark Chocolate Gingers and Butterscotch Crunch.

For generations, the family behind Cartwright & Butler has prided themselves on mastering the art of baking and has derived great personal pleasure from food and the sharing with friends and family that goes with it. You can be sure of one thing, that passion for making only the finest products, that is at the heart of who they are and have been for generations will continue for years to come.

Cartwright & Butler Showcase

The world at your store-step.

We search the world for the finest examples of specialty food. We partner with producers we're inspired by, we learn their stories and help connect them with like-minded retailers in the Canadian market. By industry convention we are importers and distributors, but by our definition we are more than just a transit-way. We take immense pride in supporting the businesses of both our producers and our retailers and take great responsibility in our role. We only feel we can be successful in our business if we can genuinely understand and positively affect the businesses of all our partners. Working with a team of caring professionals both at our head office and across Canada, our greatest accomplishments come from seeing the people we work with succeed in their goals and continue to commit to their calling or craft.

Our Process


To succeed in innovation, we believe you must constantly be in a mode of discovery. Like any great passion in life, one is never finished learning about it, and over the years we have had the continued pleasure to both search and acquire culinary treasures across the world. We know how important it is to have something unique and outstanding in quality to offer. Working together, we’ll provide you with both the best industry innovations as well as the time-honoured traditions stemming from centuries of experience and the cherished family recipes of expert craft producers that are enjoyed at tables across the globe.


As a family business with over 40 years of history, we believe intrinsically in relationships and we mark our accomplishments by the work we can do together. Many of our customers and brand partners date back to our very first foray into the food industry decades ago. Combined with our sense of discovery, we leverage the strength of our relationships in the industry to consistently bring fresh new products and the finest examples of time tested artisinal staples to our friends and customers across Canada.


From ocean containers across the Atlantic to a single box delivered to your door, our priority is to get you what you want when you need it. An intrinsic part of what we do is to ensure our products arrive to you by the most efficient and cost-effective method. We have a specialized understanding of industry logistics and we make it a point to continually improve our expertise.

September's Featured Product

B-Passion Fruit

Lakrids by Bulow brings you the finest liquorice in the world, coated in chocolate. Whether you are treating yourself or buying this as a gift, Larids is supremely delicious and incredibly indulgent. One of our favourites, Lakrids bright B – Passion Fruit liquorice is sweet and sour all wrapped up with a delicate, crunchy sugar shell. Coated in exclusive white chocolate and persuasive passion fruit, this is a must try for anyone looking to live their best life. The acidity of the passion fruit, the sweetness of the chocolate and the uniting ingredient, liquorice, ensures each bite is sublime. To try this is to love it, we promise!

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Where Can You Find Our Products?

From coast to coast, we find it truly incredible that our products are enjoyed daily at the tables of Canadians.

Specialty Food Shops

Whatever your expertise and vision, we're here to help support your positioning and anchor your offering. We understand how important it is to provide curated choice and selection to your customers and approach our portfolio with this same level of commitment. With close to 1000 specialty items in the DoveTale portfolio, our goal is to ensure diversity and quality are always available for your shelves.

Grocery Stores

As a family company with a long-term vision, we've seen the exciting development of Canadian grocery over the past 45 years and during that time have had the pleasure of establishing long-lasting demand for our brands with select national retailers. Experienced and prepared for the logistical and administrative needs of this channel, our business keeps us at the fore-front of how Canadians shop and as trailblazers in the specialty food category.

Department Stores & Online Retailers

One of the most interesting and enduring changes in Canada over the last decade has been the cultural and lifestyle adaptations around specialty food and the way Canadians are shopping for these items. Whether cooking, entertaining or gifting is at the heart of your business, we are here to work with the interests of your customers and develop an offering that supports your core values.

Hotels & Restaurants

Hospitality and service always come down to the details, and we have a wide array of products on offer to help ensure your guests experience will be memorable to the last sip, drop or bite. Many of our partner brands actually began their businesses working in the hotel and restaurant industry and understanding these high standards for excellence.

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand."

Barbara Johnson