KOKUBU with a long history.
Kanbei Kokubu V set up a retail store, Daikokuya, at Nihonbashi-honcho in Edo. It is recorded that he was dealing with the Kimono trade as well as started the soy sauce brewing at the period of establishment.
Later, it converted to a foodstuff-wholesaling while withdrawing from the soy sauce brewing in 1880, and it is running till now. The driving force of the KOKUBU Group is our heart to the valuable trust and the ability of response to the environmental changes.
KOKUBU Group as a food-wholesaler
There are a large number of retail stores and food manufacturers in Japan, thereby, we can meet the various needs of the consumers, no matter what the regional diversity and the seasonal changes are. Food wholesaler is the connection between manufacturers and the retailers. We have been richly assorted the domestic and overseas merchandise and the ones developed in-house, and we can stably deliver to meet the needs of our customers.
Food wholesaler has diverse functions, such as the logistics for delivering goods accurately and promptly, the sales floor support with the merchandise project proposals, and the well-stocked utlizing all the informations, etc. It plays an important role in the streamlining and the optimization for the food distribution.
KOKUBU as a manufacturer
The KOKUBU Group ran the soy sauce brewing business from the foundation till the early Meiji period. After that, while we were dealing with the merchandise from the manufacturers as a food wholesaling, as well as started to develop KOKUBU brand “K &K” and carried on selling. Currently, commencing with the brand merchandise K & K, tabete and paulownia mark, we are dealing with a variety of merchandise, such as side dishes, sandwiches and rice balls, etc. In addition, we collaborate with the manufacturers, hand down the traditional regional culture and are promoting to develop the merchandise utilizing the materials.