Founder Hideo Anzawa established TOSHU Ltd. with capital of JPY3 million for the purpose of operating Chinese restaurants (September).
Opened Chinese restaurant Tohshu in Chitose-Funabashi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (October).
Reorganized from TOSHU Ltd. to TOSHU Co., Ltd. (November)
Sengawa Food Factory established in Chofu-shi, Tokyo (April).
The Bento Business Division established. First "Mommy Bento" take-out lunchbox shop opened (June).
Changed the name, Mommy Bento, to Family Bento (February).
Opened the first "Origin Bento" shop in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, selling both ready-made meals by weight and boxed lunches (March).
Hachioji Food Factory established in Hachioji-shi, Tokyo (August).
Company name changed from TOSHU Co., Ltd. to ORIGIN TOSHU Co., Ltd. (April).
Listed on the Japan Securities Dealers Association over-the-counter market (December).
Opened the 100th Origin Bento shop (September).
Implemented stock options not only for executives and employees, but also for part-time store managers (June).
Opened the 50th Chuka Toshu restaurant (August).
Uenohara Factory established in Uenohara-cho (currently Uenohara-shi), Yamanashi (March).
Opened the 500th Origin Bento shop (January).
Listed on the JASDAQ stock exchange (December).
Delisted from JASDAQ and listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (March).
Became a consolidated subsidiary of AEON Co., Ltd. (March)
Delisted from the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange due to delisting criteria (stock distribution status) (July).
Opened the first Origin Bento shop in the Kinki area in Ibaraki City, Osaka (August).
Became a consolidated subsidiary of AEON RETAIL Co.,Ltd following the transition of AEON Co., Ltd. to a pure holding company (August).
Began delicatessen integration business to supply products and ingredients to the delicatessen divisions of Aeon Group companies (November).
All lines at the Uenohara Factory acquired ISO 22000 certification (February).
Kitchen Origin opens its first shop (February).
Opened the first Origin Delica shop as a new business model specializing in ready-made meals and salads sold by weight and boxed lunches, rice balls, and fried foods (April).
Uenohara Factory obtained FSSC22000 certification (December).
Isehara Farm, our own farm, was established (February).
Started supplying products to AEON Group's Welcia Yakkyoku Co., Ltd. (February)
Opened the first Renge Shokudo Toshu restaurant (March).
Opened Hiratsuka Agricultural Processing Center (January)
Opened the second Uenohara Factory (March).
HQ moved from Sengawa-cho, Chofu-shi to Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi (March).
Started supplying products to AEON Group's Aeon Palette (March).