Message from the President
“Delicious, Fun, and Healthy”
As a company, our goal is to deliver value and inspiration to our consumers through food. Morinaga’s dream since its inception has been to be a “company that improves the lives of children worldwide.”
MORINAGA & CO., LTD. was founded by Taichiro Morinaga in 1899 as the Morinaga’s Western Confectionery Shop, and has been making history for more than 100 years with the ambitious dream of delivering nutritious confectioneries to Japanese people. We have inherited our founder’s dream, and while providing products and services to meet our customers’ needs, through R&D we are taking on the challenge of creating a new food culture that offers value and inspiration.
We are currently taking on the challenge of creating new values in our four core business areas—Confectionery, Foodstuffs, Frozen Desserts, and the Weider brand, and see our healthcare products, which are responding to the aging population with the declining birthrate and people’s increased health awareness, and our international business, which is aiming to expand globally, as our next growth areas.
We are also working on social action programs such as the Angel Smile Project to achieve our dream of being a “company that improves the lives of children worldwide.” We contribute to the healthy physical and mental development of children in Japan and cacao-producing countries, who will play a central role in creating the future, by giving them the opportunity to directly experience nature, a healthy diet, and sports, and supporting the development of their educational environment.
With the creation of new values and social contribution as the two wheels driving our corporate activities, we are committed to achieving our vision of “delicious, fun, and healthy” and our longstanding dream of being a “company that improves the lives of children worldwide.” I ask for your continued patronage and support.