History

2000

Received the 20th Century Food Industry Leader Award from the Japan Food Journal
Hikari Plant received ISO14001 certification

2001

Matsumoto Plant received ISO 14001 certification

Main products

Yakiume(kicks off Kanro's line of healthy snacks)
Non-sugar Coffee Sakan

Non-sugar Coffee Sakan

2002

Kanro Ame received the Blockbuster Food Award from the Japan Food Journal and the Long-time Seller Award

Main products

Pure Gummy
Nori-to-Ume-no-Hasamiyaki

Pure Gummy

2003

Our head office and sales offices received ISO 14001 certification

Main products

Iroenpitsu Candy
Morimoriyama-no-Kudamono Ame

2004
Main products

Non-sugar Xyli C Nodoame
Marugoto-Oishii-Hoshiume

2005

Gross sales reached JPY 20 billion (non-consolidated)
Kanro Ame 50th anniversary promotional campaign

Main products

Hachimitsu-Yuzucha-Nodoame

2006

Received the Resource Cooperation Food Safety, Security and Environment Contribution Award from the Japan Food Journal
Hikari Seika Co., Ltd. received ISO9001 certification
Kanro Ame was awarded at the 45th Japan Package Competition for its 50th-anniversary packaging

2008

Kanro Ame won the gold medal at the Candy Expo in Himeji

2010

New Asahi Plant was constructed in the village of Asahi in Higashichikuma, Nagano Prefecture

New Asahi Plant was constructed in the village of Asahi in Higashichikuma, Nagano Prefecture

Main products

Armond Sweets
Crunch Candy

2011

The Japan Anniversary Association declared November 15 as "Throat Drop Day"

2012

Armond Sweets Crunch Candy received the Gold Award at Monde Selection 2012
Opened HITOTUBU KANRO, our first retail outlet, in Tokyo Station

Opened HITOTUBU KANRO, our first retail outlet, in Tokyo Station

Celebrated our centennial anniversary on November 10

Main products

Kin-no-Milk
100% Gummy

Kin-no-Milk

2015

Opened the Toyosu Institute to conduct R&D in Koto-ku, Tokyo
Asahi Plant received FSSC 22000 certification

2017

New corporate identity introduced

KANRO Co.,Ltd.

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