Delicious, Fun, and Healthy

Delicious, Fun, and Healthy

Ever since our establishment in 1899, Morinaga has been in business for more than 100 years in the pursuit of our dream of providing delicious and nutritious confectionaries to the people of Japan in their daily lives. Here we introduce Morinaga’s history, present, and future.

About Morinaga

Research and Development

Research and Development

Building research day-by-day to deliver new value and inspiration through food

Our Products

Our Products

We guide you to the products that we are handling and the sales distributors in each country.

Narrow down the products by region.

  • Brands

  • Country

Distributors

Distributors

  • Grocery Corporation Pty Ltd
    Grocery Corporation Pty Ltd logo

    HI-CHEW logo

    Country : Australia

    Address : Suite 28, 22 Darley Road Manly NSW 2095, Australia

    Brand item : HI-CHEW

    Telephone : +61 (2) 8404 0240

    Website : http://www.grocerycorp.com.au

  • Nippon Food Supplies Pty Ltd
    Nippon Food Supplies Pty Ltd logo

    Country : Australia

    Address : Unit8-9/697 Gardeners Road, Alexandria NSW 2015 Australia

    Brand item : HI-CHEW, Imported Products from Japan

    Telephone : +61 (2) 8095 9522

    Website : http://www.nipponfoodsupplies.com.au

  • JFC HONG KONG LTD.

    HI-CHEW logo

    MANNA logo

    Country : Hong Kong

    Address : 10/F., Ever Gain Centre, 43-57 Wang Wo Tsai Street, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong

    Brand item : HI-CHEW, MANNA, Imported Products from Japan

    Telephone : +852 (2) 487 3453

  • DKSH Hong Kong Limited
    DKSH Hong Kong Limited logo

    in JELLY logo

    Country : Hong Kong

    Address : 23rd Floor, Tower A, Southmark, 11 Yip Hing Street Wong Chuk Hang

    Brand item : Weider In Jelly

    Telephone : +852 (2) 895 0888

    Website : http://www.dksh.com

  • GBA CORPORATION SDN. BHD.

    DARS logo

    Country : Malaysia

    Address : Wisma GBA 2, Lot 8, Jalan PPU 3 Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

    Brand item : DARS

    Telephone : +60 (3) 8022 8888

    Website : http://www.gbaglobal.com

  • TOKYO FOOD CO.,LTD
    TOKYO FOOD CO.,LTD logo

    HI-CHEW logo

    Country : New Zealand

    Address : UNIT A 37-41, CARBINE ROAD, MT. WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND,

    Brand item : HI-CHEW, Imported Products from Japan

    Telephone : +64 (9) 570 5792

    Website : https://tokyofood.co.nz

  • McKenzie Distribution Co., Inc.

    DARS logo

    HI-CHEW logo

    Country : Philippines

    Address : #86 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue Libis, Quezon City Philiipines 1110

    Brand item : HI-CHEW, DARS

    Telephone : +63 (2) 638 2660

  • DKSH Singapore Pte Ltd
    DKSH Singapore Pte Ltd logo

    HI-CHEW logo

    in JELLY logo

    Country : Singapore

    Address : 47 Jalan Buroh #09-01 Singapore 619491

    Brand item : HI-CHEW, Weider In Jelly

    Telephone : +65 (6) 471 1466

    Website : http://www.dksh.com

  • SINO-PACIFIC TRADING (THAILAND) CO., LTD

    DARS logo

    HI-CHEW logo

    MANNA logo

    Country : Thailand

    Address : 122/2-3 Nonsi Rd., Chongnonsi, Yannawa Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Brand item : HI-CHEW, DARS, MANNA, Imported products from Japan

    Telephone : +66 (2) 681 5081

    Website : http://www.sino.co.th

  • LOTUS GROUP

    MANNA logo

    Country : Vietnam

    Address : No.9-9A, No Trang Long Street, Ward 7, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Brand item : MANNA

    Telephone : +84 (028) 730 79992

News Release

News Release

Hi-Chew, Japan’s Best-Selling Soft Candy, to Launch in Australia

Morinaga Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.

HI-CHEW logo

SYDNEY, Jan. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hi-Chew fruit chews, the most popular soft candy in Japan, is now available for distribution throughout Australia. Hi-Chew is a top seller throughout Asia, and has achieved fast sales growth in various Western markets, including the United States.

The initial Hi-Chew lineup for Australia includes three peg bags (Original Mix, Tropical Mix, and Sweet & Sour) plus Hi-Chew sticks in four best-selling flavours (Strawberry, Grape, Mango, and Green Apple).

“Over the past five years, Hi-Chew sales have more than tripled in the U.S.,” says Terry Kawabe, Managing Director of Morinaga Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. “We are in virtually every major retail chain in that market, including Costco, Walmart, Target, Kroger, Albertsons, HEB, Publix, Walgreens, CVS, 7-Eleven, and AM/PM. Our candy is highly popular among young people, so we regularly exceed sales targets.”

Hi-Chew is known for its long-lasting chewy texture and a wide variety of fruit flavors. The candy was created in 1975 by Morinaga & Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s “Big 4” confectionery companies. Hi-Chew quickly became the best-selling soft candy in its home market. Since then, the fruit chews have been offered in more than 170 flavors, and achieved success worldwide. The primary distributor in Australia will be Grocery Corporation of Sydney.

“We look forward to launching the Hi-Chew brand in Australia through 2020,” says Anthony King, Managing Director of Grocery Corp. “Hi-Chew has gained a strong and loyal following over the past decade, particularly in the U.S.A. and New Zealand. We look forward to tapping into this global sentiment and replicating international success with the brand locally.”

Hi-Chew has been distributed in New Zealand for seven years, and is currently sold at such chains as Pak ‘n Save and New World. N.Z. sales have exploded by a factor of 11 over six years, and recent research shows Hi-Chew with a market share of 2.2% in the Sugar Confectionery category, ahead of such legendary brands as Skittles, Mentos, and Extra.

Initial offerings in Australia will include three 100/90g peg bags, each with assorted flavors, and 57g sticks in four flavors.

Websites: www.morinaga-ap.com, www.hi-chew.co.nz

Terry Kawabe, Managing Director and CEO of Morinaga Asia Pacific, will be attending trade shows throughout Australia and New Zealand in 2020.

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To those who want to become a distributor

To those who want to become a distributor

Morinaga is looking for distributors around the world. Please contact us by completing the inquiry form if you wish to distribute Morinaga’s products.

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