Business Outline and Structure Japanese

  • Fresh Food Business
  • Processed Food Business
  • Food Export Business
  • Gift Business

Fresh Food Business

A coherent distribution system

Unlike factory-produced items, bananas are an agricultural product that can be easily affected by the weather, and thus their quality is subject to constant change. In order to provide safe bananas that provide peace of mind to customers, we have put a coherent distribution system in place in which we undertake everything—from production to import, processing, and sales. By doing so, we are able to carry out proprietary quality control, allowing us to deliver a stable supply of high-quality bananas to our customers.

  • Bridging the latest information from the production site with consumers' needs.

    Bridging the latest information from the production site with consumers' needs.

  • Communicating with producers to produce bananas in a manner mindful of customer needs.

    Communicating with producers to produce bananas in a manner mindful of customer needs.

  • A comprehensive setup with 6 branches and 8 processing facilities across Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu.

    A comprehensive setup with 6 branches and 9 processing facilities across Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu.

The power of people

In order to deliver bananas in peak condition, we must rely on the skills of our personnel developed over many years of experience. Bananas are imported while they are still green, and are ripened to their yellow color in Japan before being sold. During the ripening process, ripeness and quality levels are always visually checked by our staff. To deliver bananas at their prime, we must not only have product knowledge but also understand where and how the bananas were harvested, and our staff's many years of experience is what enables us to provide high-quality products.

  • Staff always check ripeness and quality levels.

    Staff always check ripeness and quality levels.

  • In order to provide delicious bananas, we store them by carefully adjusting the temperature in accordance with a variety of factors, such as import periods and ripeness levels.

    In order to provide delicious bananas, we store them by carefully adjusting the temperature in accordance with a variety of factors, such as import periods and ripeness levels.

  • Thanks to our expert skills that allow their smooth distribution, the bananas are delivered to stores and consumers across Japan in peak condition.

    Thanks to our expert skills that allow their smooth distribution, the bananas are delivered to stores and consumers across Japan in peak condition.

Improved business management through ISO9001 certification

All of our branches in Japan are ISO9001-certified, and the ISO management system forms the main axis of our business operations. We fulfill our social responsibilities by not only enhancing the quality of our products and services, but also by improving the quality of our business operations and raising customer satisfaction.

JAB CM006
NKKKQA ISO9001

Processed Food Business

Across all points in the supply chain

In order to import high-quality, trustworthy ingredients from various countries in North America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa, we not only have branch offices or local affiliates in each country but have also implemented an investment project called ANA Farm for walnuts and prune farms, thereby ensuring a stable supply of high-quality products worthy of the ANA Group name at a reasonable price. For import and sales, members of staff carry out visual and manual checks at all points in the supply chain. They do this not only for raw produce but also for department store gift items and luxury ingredients.

  • A walnut farm in California, US

    A walnut farm in California, US

  • Careful inspections by local staff

    Careful inspections by local staff

  • Achieving a stable supply to Japan through agency contract

    Achieving a stable supply to Japan through agency contract

Acting on customer feedback

Our main processed foods, walnuts and prunes, are offered in partnership with Gower Direct Nut and Mariani Packing respectively, which are both located in California. The comments and requests we receive from Japanese consumers and stores are delivered directly to the local production site. We refer to and act upon this feedback in developing our products, and this ensures that we remain in touch with the changing times and meet the diverse needs of our customers.

  • Our enormous walnut factory is located in California, and we communicate with the producers to deliver requests from Japan directly to the factory.

    Our enormous walnut factory is located in California, and we communicate with the producers to deliver requests from Japan directly to the factory.

  • The walnuts are visually inspected for size, shape, color, and other attributes.

    The walnuts are visually inspected for size, shape, color, and other attributes.

  • Our prune farm in California which provides high-quality products meeting Japanese standards

    Our prune farm in California which provides high-quality products meeting Japanese standards

Improved business management through ISO9001 certification

We have acquired ISO9001 certification for our food processing business, and the ISO management system forms the main axis of our business operations. We fulfill our social responsibilities by not only enhancing the quality of our products and services, but also by improving the quality of our business operations and raising customer satisfaction.

JAB CM006
NKKKQA ISO9001

Food Export Business

Delivering Japanese ingredients to the world

We aim to bridge Japan and the world by providing the freshest of ingredients. As such, we export Japanese ingredients with a focus on fresh produce, with speed and freshness as the primary concerns. In Hong Kong, we have partnered with a local import trading company to create a system where ingredients exported from Japan in the morning are delivered to restaurants in Hong Kong on the same evening. We deliver fresh ingredients daily to approximately 500 restaurants, including world-renowned international hotels and Japanese chain restaurants.

  • Hong Kong, the world's most competitive distribution center

    Hong Kong, the world's most competitive distribution center

  • Exported from Japan in the morning, delivered to restaurants in Hong Kong by the evening

    Exported from Japan in the morning, delivered to restaurants in Hong Kong by the evening

  • Savoring true Japanese flavors outside of Japan

    Savoring true Japanese flavors outside of Japan

World-class skills and experience

In order to build trust with our business partners outside of Japan, we partner up with connoisseurs, craftsmen, brokers, and local professionals with the world-class skills and experience necessary to meet the high demands of countries to which we export, and we will continue to provide quality ingredients that are highly regarded by those outside Japan.

World-class experts scrutinizing the Japanese ingredients to be delivered to other countries

World-class experts scrutinizing the Japanese ingredients to be delivered to other countries

Gift Business

Discerning staff searching for valuable products

Our staff visit areas throughout Japan—from the very north to the very south—as well as areas outside the country to develop close ties with producers. We check the value of items with our own eyes to deliver delicious, fresh food to our customers, as well as products made with loving care by expert craftsmen.

  • Visiting producers to check products

    Visiting producers to check products

  • Delivering fresh ingredients from all around Japan

    Delivering fresh ingredients from all around Japan

  • Gift items made with loving care by farmers

    Gift items made with loving care by farmers

Establishing a relationship of trust with sales sites

We offer sales promotion proposals for gift stalls and shops. To build a trusting relationship, we provide advice on product display at gift centers and also give support to sales floor staff at department stores. We also provide product planning proposals for corporate promotional campaigns.

  • Product display at a department store

    Product display at a department store

  • Offering proposals on products, plans, and sales sites

    Offering proposals on products, plans, and sales sites

  • Actual products on display in a gift store

    Actual products on display in a gift store

Improved business management through ISO9001 certification

We have acquired ISO9001 certification for our gift business, and the ISO management system forms the main axis of our business operations. We fulfill our social responsibilities by not only enhancing the quality of our products and services, but also by improving the quality of our business operations and raising customer satisfaction.

JAB CM006
NKKKQA ISO9001

Strengthening information security through the ISO27001

Our gift business has acquired the ISO27001 standard (information security management system), and we are continually improving and strengthening our efforts to enhance information security.




ISMS ISR023
NKKKQA ISO27001