Fresh Meats Business

The fresh meats business accounts for more than 50% of the NH Foods Group's net sales.

Production and Raising

Production and Raising

The NH Foods Group raises cattle, hogs, and poultry. We maintain 122 farms in Japan and 26 overseas※. We are committed to total safety and quality. In our poultry production, for example, we grow chickens from eggs. In our hog business, we change feed at each growth stage to produce tender pork. We have secured certification for our domestic farms under SQF, an international quality standard for primary producers.
Overseas, we operate farms on a large scale in Australia and Middle East. We sell our Australian meat domestically and in Japan and also export it throughout Asia.
Each of our farms collects manure to produce organic fertilizer and otherwise engages in agricultural recycling while undertaking ideal environmental measures.

※on consolidated basis as of April 2017

Slaughtering and Processing

Slaughtering and Processing

We slaughter and process at 27 plants in Japan and 4 palnts abroad※. Neighboring farms of the Group collaborate to ensure swift and stable delivery of fresh, high-quality meat.
As well as slaughtering animals, our plants cut meat to match customer requirements for taste and convenience. Our top priorities are to ensure freshness and quality. As a result, all of our domestic plants achieved SQF certification for safety and outstanding quality, while our Australian sites have obtained HACCP certification.

※on consolidated basis as of April 2017

Main production and raising, and slaughtering and processing sites

Japan

All domestic farms and plants have received SQF certification.
SQF is the acronym for Safe Quality Food. SQF is an international standard that combines HACCP safety methods and ISO 9001 quality management system elements. Regular audits by third-party agencies are mandatory under this system, and repeat authorizations and registrations once annually guarantee reliability.

Overseas

Food Processing

Food Processing

This area includes slicing, mincing and other forms of primary processing, and such secondary processing tasks as roasting and producing chicken dumplings.
We serve restaurants and food makers at the menu-planning stage and engage in thorough, ongoing testing and studies to meet customer satisfaction. For retailers, we supply products that match consumer demand, which we identify through proprietary marketing research.
We develop foods that satisfy contemporary customers and their need for taste, convenience and usability.

Distribution

Distribution

We built an independent nationwide logistics structure to maintain the freshness and quality of our meats and quickly deliver them.
We maintain two of Japan's largest distribution centers, one each in the east and west of the country, and leading-edge international distribution units. This setup enables us to deliver the right quantity of the right food on a just-in-time basis. Our distribution capabilities extend beyond refrigeration and freezing to include bonding, classification and storage, as well as logistics for customers outside the Group.

Sales

Sales

Through its internal production and external procurement, the NH Foods Group accounts for about 20% of Japan's fresh meat market.
We sell our products directly through 115 sites in Japan's major cities※. All of our sales locations gather information and support stores by proposing consumer-oriented product lines and processing techniques based on our expertise in fresh meats. Solid sales capabilities based on the Group's network and footwork underpin our fresh meats business.

※on consolidated basis as of April 2017

Main Brands