The Company's principal activity is to produce and market tea leaves and green-tea drinks.
The Company is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the manufacture and sale of tea and drinks. The Company has three business segments. The Tea (Leaf) segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of green tea, oolong tea, black tea, barley tea and brown rice tea nationwide in Japan, as well as the manufacture of green tea in overseas. The Beverage (Drink) segment plans and develops beverages, outsources the manufacture of products to external makers, and purchases and sells finished products, as well as purchases raw materials for fruit juice and coffee, and cultivates tea leaves. The Others segment purchases laver and other Japanese confectioneries, and sells them through direct and franchise stores. This segment is also involved in the planning, development, purchase and sale of food products, the operation of restaurants, as well as the manufacture and sale of supplement in the United States. The Company was established on August 22, 1966. The Company share was registered on Japan Secutirities Dealer Association on May 28, 1992 and listed on the second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in September 1996, then transferred to first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in October 1998.