CEO’s Message

“Our goal is to become the world’s No. 1 company in the food industry, a position from which we can help eradicate hunger and poverty from the world.”

CEO’s Message

Zensho is the No. 1 food service company in Japan by sales, and it also ranks among the top-ten food service companies in the world. We are proud of these achievements, but our ultimate goal will require further effort. We would first like to become the top food service company in the world, just as Japanese carmakers have risen to the top in their global market. We believe this is exactly the step we need to take to move closer to fulfilling our founding vision, “to eradicate hunger and poverty from the world.” Our growth has been driven by this inspiring vision, because it has enabled us to attract various talented employees that truly share this vision and work with passion to make it happen every day. Everyone at Zensho truly believes that we can help eradicate hunger and poverty from the world, and in so doing, launch a new era in human history. It is due to our people’s earnest efforts to achieve this ultimate goal that we have been able to achieve such dramatic 30-fold growth in just 15 years.

As we strive to achieve our goal, our employees grow stronger in the process of overcoming individual challenges. Even though we have reached a large size, we have remained capable of carrying out dynamic organizational changes with flexibility at each new stage of our development. Through this process, the organizational flexibility and the skills developed by individual employees have become great assets for our enterprise. This is why we believe we can become the top food company in the world.

The Zensho Group has created its own mass merchandising system (MMD) to perform management of everything from raw material procurement to processing, logistics, and sales. The MMD system forms the foundation of our management, and it has integrated our mission into actual daily operations. By establishing our MMD system in 200 countries and regions worldwide, we want to provide people everywhere with safe, convenient, delicious food. With a strong global presence, we will be better positioned to contribute to humanity by helping eradicate hunger and poverty.

At Zensho Group, we are determined to provide all of our employees with a level of work and life satisfaction they cannot find anywhere else while providing exceptional value to our shareholders and trading partners.

Kentaro Ogawa

Kentaro Ogawa
CEO, Zensho Group