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"Building Bridges Between Cultures and Borders through premium Brazilian products.
Your Reliable Importer and Distributor of Brazilian foods in Canada".


Based in Montreal, Quebec, Merkato is a leading distributor of special food and beverage products, offering an unique market experience.

As a company, our mission is to inspire through excellence, dedication, and enthusiasm. Every step we take is driven by the commitment to conduct business with integrity and provide products that delight and satisfy.

Our commitment extends beyond our product offerings. We build strong relationships with our customers, partners, and communities, aiming to positively contribute to Canada's culinary landscape.

At Merkato, we don't just import and distribute products - we build connections, share passions, and strengthen bonds through the love for good food and beverages.


At Merkato, we meticulously curate and offer top-quality products to a diverse range of retailers across Canada, always committed to ensuring fair pricing for everyone.


We hold a strong belief that our dietary choices play a significant role in our health. That's why we specialize in selling simpler, high-quality, natural, and functional products.

Our mission extends beyond commerce. We are dedicated to making a positive impact by supporting small and medium-sized Brazilian entrepreneurs, whether they are based in Canada or Brazil, and by making their products accessible to as many people as possible.

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Patricia Lacroix
CEO of Merkato Canada

Patricia Lacroix, a passionate entrepreneur, is leaving a remarkable imprint on the Canadian business landscape through her new venture. Having a solid foundation in Business Administration and more than 15 years of financial experience, Patricia's relocation to Canada in 2015 reignited her long-held dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. In 2021, she founded Merkato Canada with the mission of bringing the vibrant flavors of Brazil to Canadian households. Her journey has been marked by challenges and accomplishments, all made possible by the opportunities that Canada has offered her. Her story highlights the power of determination and courage in achieving dreams, inspiring other entrepreneurs to turn aspirations into reality.




Maria, Elements Brazil

We at Elements Brazil believe in partnerships that share the same values. We work to train Brazilian entrepreneurs and, above all, spread the rich Brazilian culture in Canada. Merkato does extraordinary work with great transparency and quality in service to customers and partners.


Leandro Barbosa, LeadFoods

Our relationship with Merkato Canada was established in May/2021, when we had little presence in the province of Quebec. Now we have more consistent sales, and a better way to service the stores selling our products in the Greater Montreal Area and Quebec City. 
Working with Patricia and her team has been a great experience, and we were lucky to have had her support at the SIAL 2022, in Montreal, when we launched our new products. Thank You, Patrícia!


Isabel, Notre Pizza

Adding Merkato's Brazilian products to our menu has been a culinary adventure. Our customers absolutely love the unique flavors these authentic ingredients bring to our dishes. Working with the Merkato team has been a breeze – they've provided us with great culinary insights and kept our supply chain running smoothly. Thanks to our partnership, we've been able to give our customers a taste of Brazil right here in Canada that they won't forget.

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