The History of Meiji Holdings


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Meiji Holdings Company, Limited

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Public KK

Traded as

TYO: 2269




Tokyo, Japan (April 1, 2009, stock transfer from Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd. and Meiji Dairies Corporation)


4-16, Kyobashi Nichome, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan


Management of subsidiaries


Steady ¥1,114,095 million (consolidated, March 2011)[1]

Operating income

Steady ¥28,873 million (consolidated, March 2011)[1]

Net income

Decrease ¥9,552 million (consolidated, March 2011)[1]

Total assets

Decrease ¥716,368 million (consolidated, March 2011)[1]


Total equity

Decrease ¥293,530 million (consolidated, March 2011)[1]


Meiji Co., Ltd.

Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.


Meiji Holdings Company, Limited (明治ホールディングス株式会社?) is a stockholding company established on April 1, 2009, after the stock transfer from Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd. and Meiji Dairies Corporation and is the 4th largest confectionery company in the world.[2]


Contents  [hide]

1 Reorganization

2 See also

3 References

4 External links



Meiji Holdings held a press conference on September 14, 2010, and announced the reorganization of the Meiji Group. On April 1, 2011, Meiji Holdings reorganized Meiji Seika and Meiji Deiries to a food company, Meiji Co., Ltd., and a pharmaceutical company, Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.; Meiji Dairies took over the food and healthcare business of Meiji Seika to form Meiji Co., and Meiji Seika was renamed Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.[3] According to the International Cocoa Organization, Meiji is the 4th largest confectionary producer in the world.[4]

See also[edit]

Children in cocoa production






1.^ Jump up to: a b c d e "Consolidated Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ending March 2011" (PDF). Meiji Holdings Company, Limited. May 12, 2011.

2.Jump up ^ "Global confectionery market: leading companies based on net sales 2013". Statista. Retrieved September 8, 2014.

3.Jump up ^ "Notice of Corporate Reorganization of the Meiji Group (Company Split between the Subsidiaries of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.)" (PDF). Meiji Holdings Company, Limited. September 14, 2010.

4.Jump up ^ "Who are the main manufacturers of chocolate in the world?". Industry. February 4, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014 – via International Cocoa Organization.


External links[edit]

Official website of Meiji Holdings (English)

Cacao fruit

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 public kabushiki gaisha

TYO: 2261: until March 26, 2009

Nagoya SE: 2261: until March 26, 2009





Tokyo, Japan (December 21, 1917)


2-10, Shinsuna Itchome, Koto, Tokyo, Japan


Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.



Meiji Dairies Corporation is the trade name of a food company in Japan, Meiji Co., Ltd. ( Kabushiki-gaisha Meiji?), until March 31, 2011.


It was a major dairy industry company established in 1917. Apart from dairy products like milk, ice cream, and cheese, their lineup includes sports drinks, pizza, chocolate bars and food supplements like "Toromeiku", described as a "food viscosity preparation". It has a joint venture in Thailand with Charoen Pokphand to market dairy products.


On April 1, 2009, Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd. and Meiji Dairies Corporation established a joint holding company, Meiji Holdings Co. (TYO: 2269), which is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 index. Two years later on the day, Meiji Dairies took over the food and healthcare business of Meiji Seika, and became a food company, "Meiji Co., Ltd.


On December 6, 2011, radioactive cesium was found in Meiji baby formula. The level of contamination was lower than the Japanese government's allowable limit of 200 becquerels per kilogram, which is 50 becquerels higher than the limit applied in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster. The company made the controversial claim that the infant milk was "within safety limits" and that it "didn't pose a health risk", despite a potentially large number of infants suffering internal radiation through ingesting the contaminated milk who were presumably already exposed to the external radiation originally unleashed in the March disaster. Meiji Dairies voluntarily recalled 400,000 cans of formula. The radioactive contamination was originally discovered by a citizen's group in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture as far back as November but the company found itself unable to act immediately upon the information.[1][2].

Meiji owns the United States cookie manufacturer D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Company based in York, Pennsylvania.

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