I am Yasuharu Fujiyoshi, the new president of Mitsui Foods. Thank you very much for your support.
Since its founding in 1928, our company has been involved in the distribution of food. We have endeavored to contribute to the further development of people and society and a brighter future by offering safe, trusted food.
People's interest in food is growing internationally, as shown by the fact food is the theme of a world's expo for the first time. Food is becoming an issue in many realms, from population aging to health, communication, education and childrearing. Styles of consuming food are diversifying all the time. Thanks to the development in information technology, people purchase food both in bricks and mortar stores and online.
Moreover, every time the environments where food is consumed changes, new problems arise that need to be addressed. By making proposals to solve these problems and offering functionality, we aim to realize our corporate philosophy of "Creating a world of increasing enjoyment through food and helping people attain richer, more abundant lives."
Consumers expect us in the distribution industry to optimize the distribution process from production area to dinner table. We would like to be useful in achieving abundance by creating stories that support our products and the enjoyment of food.
We have been implementing a new mid-term management plan called "NSP 2017 : Move Forward" since April 2015. As a creator of plentiful food, to realize this plan, we will demonstrate practical ability, the capacity to make proposals and the originality to create new demand. As the core of the food business of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui Foods will leverage all its power to the maximum extent possible to offer the greatest possible advantages to all our customers, while fulfilling our social responsibility as the keepers of a lifeline.
To meet the expectations of all our stakeholders and earn the trust placed in us as a true partner, we at Mitsui Foods will always continue taking on the challenge of creating new demand and contributing to society.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.
President and CEO
Mitsui Foods Co.,Ltd.