History as the Processed Food Division of Nichirei Corporation
|1942||Teikoku Marine Products Control Company is established.|
|1945||The company name is changed to Nippon Reizo Inc.; it is relaunched as a private company.|
|1951||Launches food production business.
Commences production of frozen tangerines and strawberries.
|1952||Starts sale of frozen prepared foods.|
|1964||Provides food for the Olympic Village at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.|
|1970||Has its own cafeteria at the 1970 Osaka World Expo.|
|1979||Establishes a cargo pickup and sales subsidiary for agricultural, marine, and livestock products in the United States.|
|1985||Company name changed to Nichirei.
Present company logo adopted.
|1988||Launches acerola drink.|
|1989||Launches sale of foods approved by the then-Ministry of Health and Welfare (present Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) for diabetics.|
|1997||Establishes the Nichirei Group Technology Development Center (in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture).|
|2001||Launches Honkaku-Itame Cha-Han (frozen fried rice) for household use.|
|2005||Nichirei’s Processed Food Division spun off as Nichirei Foods Inc. when parent company transitions to a holding company structure.|
History of Nichirei Foods Inc.
|2006||Establishes Nichirei Foods Direct Co., Ltd., a mail-order subsidiary that sells health foods, such as low-calorie foods, directly to consumers.|
|2008||Establishes Nichirei Suco Co., Ltd. an acerola juice procurement and sales subsidiary.|
|2009||Establishes Vegeport LLP with agricultural products company Tenup Farm Co., Ltd. to take part in the Low-Cost Vegetable Supply Partnership Establishment Project promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.|
|2011||Establishes Nichirei Agri Co., Ltd. for the commercial sale of vegetables.|
|2014||Establishes the Funabashi No. 2 Plant in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture.|