About Wing Yip

A family business since the 1970s, Wing Yip is the leading supplier of over 4,500 authentic and quality Oriental ingredients.

Wing Yip offers a real culinary experience for the catering trade, discerning chefs and foodies.

GET TO KNOW WING YIP

Wing Yip is widely recognised as the UK’s leading Oriental grocer with four sites – Birmingham, Manchester, Croydon and Cricklewood.

Established by Mr Wing Yip and his brothers, and now with two generations of our family at the helm, the company has rapidly become one of the most celebrated stores, sourcing and supplying authentic ingredients to the UK’s Chinese and Asian restaurants, discerning chefs and food enthusiasts.

With over 40 years experience in the Oriental food trade, we have developed an enviable network of Far Eastern suppliers and manufacturers which enables us to source quality and innovative products for our customers.

Our business continues to grow, we have recently refurbished our Birmingham Head office, warehouse and national distribution centre with almost 200,000 square feet of selling and storage space across the 10 acre site. Our Manchester and Cricklewood stores have also under gone transformation offering improved shopping facilities with light and airy décor, wider aisles, and of course an even greater range of Far Eastern products.

Today, our Chinese arches, superstores and business centres are recognisable landmarks in the communities we serve across Birmingham, Manchester, Croydon and Cricklewood.

WING YIP’S HISTORY

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  • 1950's

    Mr Wing Yip arrived from Hong Kong

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  • 1960's

    Mr Wing Yip and business partners opened their first Chinese restaurant in Clacton-on- Sea. Due to its success, this was quickly followed by the opening of three other restaurants and one takeaway in East Anglia.

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  • 1970's

    Wing Yip and his brothers opened their first specialist Chinese grocer in the heartland of Birmingham and then opened the Manchester store.

    Now, Wing Yip has four superstores in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood (London) and Croydon which are landmarks in their local communities. Two further stores are planned for Cardiff and Nottingham.

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  • 1980's

    Mr Wing Yip and Brothers founded the W Wing Yip &amp; Brothers Foundation to encourage and provide financial assistance to students of Chinese origin, local and from overseas, to complete their studies in the UK.

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  • 1990's

    Standing at 40 feet, the Wing Yip Pagoda was erected as a heartfelt gift from our family to the City of Birmingham to say thank you to the people of Birmingham, the city that provided a home for us, our families and the business.

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  • 2000's

    Mr Wing Yip was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University. He was also awarded an Honorary Degree from Aston University.

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  • 2010's

    Mr Wing Yip was awarded an OBE for services to the Oriental food industry in the New Year Honours List, which was shortly followed by the a lifetime achievement award at the World Food Awards.

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  • 2012

    Saw the expansion and re-development of the Birmingham Superstore and HQ. The ten acre site now boasts a larger store and brand new warehouse to support the online business at

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy is based upon classical Chinese concepts of family and business.

We are committed to developing long term relationships with our suppliers, customers and employees. We endeavour to find and source authentic products from all over the world so that we can provide our customers with the most comprehensive range of products and quality ingredients. This is supported by our first rate customer service, support and advice.

WORK WITH US

We value our long serving employees and are proud of the fact that one in three people have been with us for over ten years, whilst one in ten have stayed with Wing Yip for over 20 years. All of our employees from warehousing teams, to cashiers and administrators play an important role in making the Wing Yip brand and our stores a vibrant, dynamic and friendly place to shop and work.

For all the latest vacancies, please click here

Young Chef

We want to celebrate the rich vein of young culinary talent in the UK.

Asian and Oriental cuisine is fast becoming one of the most popular in the UK. More and more TV food programmes, including BBC Masterchef, are featuring chefs who are using and experimenting with a raft of authentic Oriental ingredients in their dishes. This competition will showcase the dedication and skilful chefs we have coming through in the UK.

Entries are now open, click here to find out more.

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