Food & Agri GroupFood Division-Ⅰ

Major Products and Areas

Major Products and Areas

  • Consumer-use food products, commercial-use food materials, dairy products and agricultural resources
  • Raw ingredients for food (flour, sugar, oils and fats, etc.)
  • Raw materials for beverages (coffee, tea, fruit juice, etc.)
  • Raw materials and processed products in the field of fresh food ingredients (agricultural and fishery products)

Our Strengths

Strong domestic distribution network and expansion to growing overseas markets

In Japan, we have invested in wholesale companies such as Yamaboshiya, the largest specialized confectionery wholesaler, NACX, a frozen food wholesaler jointly operated with Kokubu Group Corp., and Kokubu Shutoken Corp., a processed food and alcoholic beverage wholesaler. We have also built a strong food distribution network through strategic alliances with major distribution companies.
In addition, we are working to further expand our confectionary and food manufacturing business through an investment in Atrion, the manufacturer of the long-selling products “Yoglet” and “Hi-Lemon” candies, and the strengthening of our product development and marketing capacities.
We are also aggressively developing our business overseas to capture the domestic demand in growing overseas markets, such as by participating in the management of Acecook Vietnam, which has the largest share of the instant noodle market in Vietnam, and entering the confectionery manufacturing business through FUJIYA VIETNAM.

  • United Super Markets Holdings Inc.
    Yamaboshiya Imported Confectionery/Yamaboshiya Torikai Logistics
  • Atrion Co., Ltd.
    Atrion Co., Ltd.
  • Acecook Vietnam Co., Ltd (Vietnam)
    Acecook Vietnam Co., Ltd (Vietnam)

Handling and overseas business development of various food ingredients due to food diversification, and commercialization based on food tech

With the increasing diversification of food in both domestic and international markets, we aim to create a value chain of specialty ingredients that meets the needs of processed food manufacturers.
In the area of sugar, a basic raw material, we have established a stable supply system in cooperation with our operating companies, Toyo Sugar Refining Co. and Miyako Seito Co.
In Japan, through Marubeni Foods Corporation, which has a broad sales network, we provide solution capabilities for customer issues by establishing a safe, secure, and efficient supply chain and proposing food ingredients.
We are also promoting the commercialization of new businesses that address social and environmental issues through Marubeni’s investments in Danish Salmon, a company engaged in closed loop land-based salmon farming in Denmark, and in KitchenTown, a U.S. food tech incubator provider.

  • Various food ingredients
    Various food ingredients
  • Olive oil
    Olive oil
  • Closed-cycle land-based aquaculture equipment
    Closed-cycle land-based aquaculture equipment

With 1/3 of the import and sales share in the industry, Marubeni runs an optimized supply chain for the coffee trade

Marubeni has about a 30% import share of the entire coffee bean industry. For instant coffee, Marubeni has been engaged in the manufacture and sales of instant coffee and coffee extract for over 50 years through CIA Iguaçu de Café Solúvel (a Marubeni wholly owned subsidiary) in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee-producing country.
In May of 2019, we established Iguacu Vietnam Co. (a Marubeni wholly owned subsidiary) in Vietnam, the second largest coffee-producing country after Brazil, and started production and sales in 2022. Marubeni is taking the lead in business management utilizing the production technology, know-how, and sales network of CIA Iguaçu de Café Solúvel. With these two companies slated to produce a combined total of approximately 40,000 tons of instant coffee annually, Marubeni is moving to be one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors in the B-to-B instant coffee market and to further expand its business.

  • Cia. Iguacu de Cafe Soluvel (Brazil)
  • Iguacu Vietnam Co.
    Iguacu Vietnam Co.
  • COLORADO Headquater
    COLORADO Headquater

Business that creates and provides new customer value by capturing the needs of society in the field of fresh food ingredients (fishery and agricultural products)

In recent years, consumer values have been rapidly changing, through an increased awareness in sustainability and an increase in frozen food consumption against the backdrop of the growing demand for home meals. In addition, social issues such as supply chain disruptions in the global market due to the COVID-19 pandemic have emerged.
Marubeni is supplying raw materials and processed products in the fresh food ingredients field that meet these changing consumer needs and new social demands through Benirei Corporation, Marubeni Foods Corporation, and Eastern Fish Company, which are top-ranked sales companies in the Japanese or U.S. markets.

  • Shrimp products from Eastern Fish Company (U.S.)
    Shrimp products from Eastern Fish Company (U.S.)
  • Closed-cycle land-based aquaculture equipment
    Agricultural ingredients and products
  • Fishery resources & products
    Fishery resources & products

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