Food GroupFood Products Division
Major Products and Areas
- Consumer-use food products, commercial-use food materials, and agricultural resources
- Marine products, processed seafood, and fresh and processed meat
- Raw ingredients for food (flour, sugar, oils and fats, etc.)
- Raw materials for beverages (coffee, tea, fruit juice, etc.)
Strong domestic distribution network and expansion to growing overseas markets
In the domestic market, Marubeni has a strong presence in its sales spaces centered in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and operates a customer-oriented food distribution strategy that maximizes its advantages in functionality and knowledge for the procurement of merchandise and materials. In the overseas market, Marubeni is working towards expanding its business in many countries, including participating in the management of Acecook Vietnam. Marubeni is focused on the domestic demand in growing markets.
The largest import and sales share in the industry, with 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 established a sales system not only for Japan but also global markets including Europe, the U.S. and Asia, with Marubeni's subsidiary Iguaçu de Café Solúvel (Brazil), one of the largest manufacturer/dealers of instant coffee materials in the world, as the production base.
Development of manufacturing and sales operations of safe and secure livestock products
In the poultry industry, we have developed the broiler business with strict product management, providing safe and secure chicken meat to mass retailers, restaurants, and livestock product managers. We use this business know-how and experience to operate a similar business in China, where we focus not only on domestic sales in Japan, but in China as well. In 2017, we entered the American beef production and sales industry by acquiring an American high quality beef processing company. By maintaining supply bases in the U.S. and Australia, two major producing countries, we are building an organization that can respond to the ever-growing global demand for high quality beef.
The marine products business shows strong sales networks in the large consumer markets of Japan and the U.S. as well as a high level of aptitude in the procurement of natural marine resources
Marubeni procures marine products from production and processing sites around the world according to the needs of consumers, and sells the products in Japan and the U.S. the two major consumer markets through the industry's top-class sales companies. Marubeni has a strong presence in the industry, with a 10% handling share of wild red salmon globally and a U.S. sales company having approximately 6% share of the shrimp wholesale market in the U.S., the third largest in the country.