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As of April 1, 2013
Grain, Feed & Oilseeds Department
This department deals in corn, kaoliang, soybean meal, animal protein, wheat, barley, soybean and rapeseed.In order to capture growing Asian demand, we secure supply sources of grains, feed materials and oilseeds in the world. We also streamline correspondent value chain including distribution system and sales channel that enables us to secure stable supply as well as food safety.
Oil, Fats & Grain Products Department
This department handles vegetables oil such as palm oil and olive oil, and food materials such as rice, starch, sesame, flour, and soy bean for processed food. In order to capture growing Asian demand, we secure supply sources of oil, fats and grain products in the world. We also streamline correspondent value chain including distribution system and sales channel that enables us to secure stable supply as well as food safety.
Sugar, Confectionary Materials, Coffee & Dairy Products Department
The department handles raw sugar, refined sugar, cocoa beans, cocoa products, coffee, processed coffee products, cheese and powdered milk. In order to capture growing Asian demand, we secure supply sources of sugar, confectionary materials, coffee and dairy products in the world. We also streamline correspondent value chain including distribution system and sales channel that enables us to secure stable supply as well as food safety.
Fresh Food Division
Marine Products Department
We deal in tuna products (sashimi tuna, ingredients for canning, canned tuna, and pet foods), shrimp, squid, octopus and other frozen seafood and processed products. We take full advantage of the functionality of a trading company in a wide range of commerce formats such as third party transactions and imports to customers in Japan that link all corners of the globe, marketing to the food services industry through enterprises, and selling seafood produced in Asian countries to Europe, North America, and Middle East.
Meat Products Department
Our principal line of business is to import and market processed foods made with beef, pork, chicken and other livestock products. In terms of overseas joint ventures, we are also expanding processed food manufacturing business dealing in livestock in China and Thailand, cattle farming in Australia, and pig production in China and Canada. In Japan and overseas, we make comprehensive efforts in livestock-related products covering upstream to downstream areas.
Agri Products Department
The Agri Products Department handles the full range of fruit and vegetable products including fresh, canned and frozen, as well as fruit juices and purées. The department is developing a global business that sells products from many countries on the world market including bananas and pineapples from the Philippines, canned fruit from China and Southeast Asia, fried potatoes from the United States, and fruit juices produced in Asia and South America.
We are also making use of the Dole brand, which enjoys a high level of recognition worldwide, to facilitate product development and promote the brand business.
Food Products Marketing & Distribution Division
Food Products Marketing & Distribution Department
Through the principal food wholesalers, including the Group companies ITOCHU Shokuhin Co., Ltd. and NIPPON ACCESS, Inc., we distribute commercial products made by Japanese and foreign manufacturers of processed foods to a range of sales channels including supermarkets, general merchandise stores, convenience stores, department stores, and drug stores.
We implement comprehensive initiatives by offering the functions of a trading company to support business development, to implement effective merchandizing and to build supply chains for lunch meals at supermarkets, general merchandise stores and convenience stores in Japan.
Food DCM Solution Department
We facilitate increasing sophistication in food supply functions for FamilyMart and other convenience stores, supermarkets, general merchandise stores and restaurant operators.
By centralizing manufacturing facilities and product development tasks, we increase synergy for the Group, build supply structure and develop foods with a competitive edge.
Food Products Marketing & Development Department
This department develops PB products for retailers, handles Japanese and foreign brand products, and exports Japanese processed food products to Europe, the United States and other Asian countries. While collaborating with NIPPON ACCESS, Inc. and other Group companies, we build optimum supply and demand structures by taking the needs of customers as the starting point, and developing products based on the information we gain in this way.
CVS Business Department
This department was launched with the purpose of increasing competitiveness in the industry and going beyond conventional formats to consolidate internal control over the management of the FamilyMart business as the core company for retail. We provide lateral support to the company as a whole, applying the full might of the ITOCHU Group to merchandising, store development, new businesses and overseas development.
China Business Development Department
This Department promotes the SIS strategy in China with respect to food.
It is involved in determining the China strategy for the Company overall and the development and promotion of new businesses with our partner companies in China (the Ting Hsin Group, COFCO, Longda Foodstuffs Group, Heilongjiang Agricultural Development Bureau, and others).
The Department also supports existing undertakings in China and aims to further expand business in China by strengthening collaboration with local corporations and group companies in China as well as with other overseas offices.