Key Highlights Isetan Singapore Limited Isetanoperates department stores, supermarkets and specialty stores in Singapore. The product portfolio includes a wide assortment of food and non-food items such as packaged food, groceries, baby care products, kitchen and party essentials, beverages, pharmacy, health and personal care products, fragrance, business apparel, fashion apparel and fresh produce. All these products are sold under national brands. It also offers its products online through e-commerce website, www.
History[ edit ] — The Origins of Ajinomoto Co. This unit was organized at a request of Dr. Kikunae Ikedaa Professor at Tokyo Imperial University, who invented a method for producing monosodium glutamate seasoning. He wanted to commercialize his discovery and by working with Sabururosuke Suzuki II to make this a reality in Under the general control of Saburosuke, Chuji Suzuki, a younger brother of Saburosuke, was in charge of the production and Saburo Suzuki, a son of Saburosuke, handled sales and marketing.
Ikeda was interested in the taste of kelp juice and when analyzing samples, he discovered the causative substance of its unique flavor, was monosodium glutamate MSG. He named this specific taste " umami.
Umami is now accepted around the world as one of the essential basic tastes, but it was not yet known at the time of discovery.
Subsequently, in order to use umami to improve the health of the Japanese at that time. In parallel, in Octoberprior to the start of manufacturing and in consideration of safety issues, the company conducted an evaluation test of monosodium glutamate at the Tokyo Sanitation Laboratory of the Ministry of the Interior.
Test results and evaluations showed that the product was harmless and suitable for human consumption. As a result, full-scale production began in December and products were mass-produced by March the following year. After presenting the product at an exhibition at the first new product exhibition event held in Ueno, Tokyo, in April sales for general consumers began on May 20th Inin order to continue to expand production, a new plant was set-up in Kawasaki.
However, in terms of profit, the company experienced a permanent deficit for the first ten years due to failings in the changing method of the production at the new Kawasaki plant, and price cuts aimed at penetrating ordinary households, among other reasons.
Under these circumstances, from a management perspective, Saburosuke Suzuki II considered that a further expansion was necessary and on June 17, he founded S.
In addition, a New York office was opened infollowed by a Shanghai branch office in The expansion of sales channels to overseas markets played a major part in this sales increase. In addition to setting up distributors in Taiwan, Korea, and China, in the s, the company also opened offices in Singapore and Hong Kong inan office in Taiwan inand further expanded their sales bases throughout South East Asia.
Meanwhile, in order to realize the potential of mass production, they made further developments to the conversion process of the AJI-NO-MOTO raw material, from wheat to soybean, which became available at a lower price.
In relation to the Food Laws in the U. However, it took time to rebuild the factories as the company suffered from a lack of funds and raw materials. As a consequence, production restarted in In the meantime, the company worked on its general maintenance by producing other foods and food-related items and securing employment.Annual Reports.
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Isetan (Singapore) Limited (Isetan), operates department stores, supermarkets and specialty stores in Singapore. The product portfolio includes a wide assortment of food and non-food items such as packaged food, groceries, baby care products, kitchen and party essentials, beverages, pharmacy, health and personal care products, fragrance, business apparel, fashion apparel and fresh produce.
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