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TRADITIONALLY CRAFTED FOR MORE THAN THREE CENTURIES.

BREWED AND LOVED IN AMERICA FOR GENERATIONS.

A note from our President

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Masanao Shimada

President and CEO

Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.

A note from our President

Dear friends,

A lot has changed since 1957, when Kikkoman Corporation established its North American subsidiary, Kikkoman International, Inc. (known today as Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.). In those days, soy sauce was an unfamiliar ingredient found mostly in Chinese and Japanese restaurants.

But America’s tastes were expanding, and Kikkoman wanted to be a part of that. We believed that if we could show American cooks that soy sauce is not just for Asian cooking, Kikkoman would find a place in the American pantry, right alongside the ketchup, the mustard, the salt and the pepper.

Today, that dream has become a reality. Soy sauce has become one of North America’s favorite seasonings, and Kikkoman is far and away the leading brand. And although we’ve added many convenient sauce and seasoning products to our lineup, our core product, traditionally brewed soy sauce, has remained unchanged. It is brewed slowly, from water, soybeans, wheat, and salt, and aged for full flavor like a fine wine, just as it has been for centuries.

We thank you for welcoming us into your homes and your hearts over the last six decades, and we look forward to sharing a place at the table with you for many years to come.

Masanao Shimada

President and CEO

Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.

Our Mission

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The goal of Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc. is to expand the use of traditionally brewed soy sauce by showcasing its magical versatility as a flavor enhancer in a wide variety of foods, from Asian to mainstream American. Our mission is to make this ancient yet contemporary ingredient an essential part of the fabric of American life. Through our constantly expanding selection of sauces and seasonings, we will bring new flavors to home cooks, professional chefs and food manufacturers in ways that are convenient, delicious, and in step with the times.

Our promise is to provide the highest quality products and service by continuously improving on our centuries-old heritage of techniques and expertise. We hope to bring happiness to the table every day by helping support healthy minds and bodies in delicious new ways.

The goal of Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc. is to expand the use of traditionally brewed soy sauce by showcasing its magical versatility as a flavor enhancer in a wide variety of foods, from Asian to mainstream American. Our mission is to make this ancient yet contemporary ingredient an essential part of the fabric of American life. Through our constantly expanding selection of sauces and seasonings, we will bring new flavors to home cooks, professional chefs and food manufacturers in ways that are convenient, delicious, and in step with the times.

Our promise is to provide the highest quality products and service by continuously improving on our centuries-old heritage of techniques and expertise. We hope to bring happiness to the table every day by helping support healthy minds and bodies in delicious new ways.

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Three Centuries ofKikkoman Craftsmanship

Soy sauce is one of the world’s oldest seasonings and condiments, dating back more than 2,000 years. Over the centuries, it found its way to Japan, where the traditional fermentation process was refined and perfected to create shoyu, the rich flavorful seasoning we know as soy sauce today.

It was there that Kikkoman’s story began more than three centuries ago. In the mid-1600s, a resourceful family set up a brewery in the farming community of Noda along the Edo river, not far from present-day Tokyo.

And today, nearly twenty generations later, their descendants still run what has become the world’s leading soy sauce brand.


The Kikkoman Story

Every product tells a story. And every company has a history. But as one of the world’s oldest food companies, the story of our products and the history of our company come together in a single word: heritage.

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Family affair: The Mogi, Takanashi and Horikiri families merge their soy sauce businesses to form Noda Shoyu Co., Ltd., the company that will eventually be renamed Kikkoman Corporation.
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Plant No.1 (circa 1921)

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Bird’s eye view of Plant No.17

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Osaka office (early 20th century)

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Pressing room of Plant No.17

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Head office (completed in 1927)

A Name that Tells a Story

The name Kikkoman has proved to be a fitting one. In Japanese, kikko means “tortoise shell” and man means “ten thousand.” In Japan, the tortoise is a traditional symbol of steady progress and longevity, since, according to Japanese folklore, the animal is believed to live as long as ten thousand years. The company’s founding families had a vision that their company would prosper and endure, and they were right. The centuries-old Kikkoman logo—a hexagon, representing the tortoise shell, with the character for “ten thousand” in the center—is one of the world’s oldest brand-marks still in continuous use.

Image: attributed to Katsushika Hokusai, Met Museum

Directed by Academy Award™ nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker, Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed tells the story of the rich heritage and family culture that has shaped and guided Kikkoman for more than 300 years.

Stewardship & Sustainability

A Kikkoman Tradition for More than 300 years

For more than three centuries, Kikkoman has crafted its soy sauce following a time-honored traditional brewing process. And with that tradition comes an obligation to use resources responsibly and sustainably. We honor the values of stewardship, safety, transparency, and trust that consumers, chefs, and food companies care about more than ever before.

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Our North AmericanFootprint

Since 1957, Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc. has expanded from its corporate headquarters in San Francisco to a total of six regional sales offices. Our production facilities, Kikkoman Foods, Inc., in Walworth, Wisconsin, and Folsom, California, produce soy sauce and other Asian-style sauces for distribution throughout North America. Kikkoman’s many distribution centers and plants ensure availability of consistently fresh products.

Headquarters

KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC.

50 California Street, Suite 3600

San Francisco, CA 94111

T: (415) 956-7750

F: (415) 956-7760

Regional Offices

Western Regional Office
(San Francisco)

KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC.

50 California Street, Suite 3600

San Francisco, CA 94111

T: (415) 956-7750

F: (415) 398-1908

Western Regional Office
(Los Angeles)

KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC.

One City Boulevard West, Suite 100

Orange, CA 92868

T: (714) 634-1051

F: (714) 634-1060

South Central Office (Dallas)

KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC.

1301 Central Expressway South, Suite 130

Allen, TX 75013

T: (972) 371-0956

F:(972) 371-0955

Northeast Office

KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC.

40 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 302

Great Neck, NY 11021

T: (516) 466-0020

F: (516) 466-0076

Midwest Office

KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC.

Two Mid America Plaza, Suite 1022

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

T: (630) 954-1244

F: (630) 954-1309

Southeast Office 

KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC.

1990 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 130

Tucker, GA 30084

T: (714) 634-1051

F: (714) 634-1060

Canada Office

KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC.

One City Boulevard West, Suite 100

Orange, CA 92868

T: (714) 621-1020

F: (714) 621-1026

Mexico Office

Calle Bélgica 402 -Bis

Col.Portales Norte, CP 3303

Alcaldía Benito Juárez, CDMX

T: +52 55 5582 8808


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