Group History

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1913
 

Foundation

1926
 
 

Start of manufacture of curry

1947
 

Incorporated

* The company's advertising van around 1951

1960
 

Renamed

Launch of solid curry roux

1963

Launch of Vermont Curry

1964
 

Entry into the Home dessert market

1966
 

Launch of instant stew

1970

Entry into the Retort pouched products market

1971
 

Listing

1973
 

Entry into the Packaged noodles market

1977
 

Entry into the Snack foods market

1980
 

 

1981
 

Entry into the United States

1983
 

Start of tofu business in the United States

 

Entry into the Mineral water market

1985
 

Launch of prepared food business

1993
 

Renamed

1997
 

Entry into China

 

Entry into the health foods market

2000
 

Entry into Taiwan

2004
 

Pursuit of becoming the No.1 spice manufacturer

 

Launch of Ukon no Chikara

2005
 

Launch of Vermont Curry in China

2006
 

Acquires ownership of Takeda Food

2007
 

Entry into South Korea

2011
 

Entry into Thailand

2012
 

Entry into Vietnam

2013
 

Wins Ig Nobel Prize

2013
 

Switch to a holding company system

2015
 

Acquires ownership of Ichibanya

2016
 

Acquires ownership of Gaban

2017
 

Acquires ownership of Malony

2018

Entry into the lactic acid bacterium business

2019

Launch of Foods with Functional Claims

Present -

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