Foods & Retail
• Food materials
Soybean, corn, canola, raw sugar, wheat, barley, etc.
Coffee, frozen foods, marine and livestock products, juice, processed foods, dairy foods, etc.
• Retailer support services
Distribution management, product planning and product development using DCM.
Mitsui USA Foods & Retail operates three business areas: food resources, food manufacturing and food distribution. Our global network covers the foods value chain from up-stream to down-stream. These integrated areas create synergies with affiliated companies and outside strategic partners, like world class suppliers, processors, distributors, food service operators and retailers.
Mitsui USA's goal is to establish a stronger foods value chain from the Americas to Asia, especially China. To achieve this end, Mitsui USA Foods and Retail specializes in two areas:
- Investment in companies owning farms and systems to procure raw food materials and products, such as grain (wheat, corn, soy), sugar, fish, dairy products, etc. from North and South American countries. Examples of such investments include: Multigrain (export of grain, soybean and cotton, farming, etc.); United Grain Corporation (exporting wheat, corn, and soybeans); and Mitsui Alimentos (coffee).
- Creating efficient channels to invest in distribution companies and manufacturers, examples include: Mitsui Bussan Logistic Inc. (demand chain service to 7Eleven in the U.S.), Ventura Foods (manufacturing of margarine, shortening, dressings, etc.), and Mitsui Foods (import, export and distribution of canned food, juice ingredients, coffee, dairy products and frozen foods).