Meiji Holdings

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Meiji Holdings Company, Ltd.
Native name
Romanized name
Meiji Hōrudingusu Kabushiki Gaisha
Type Public (K.K)
TYO: 2269
FoundedApril 1, 2009 (2009-04-01)
4-16, Kyobashi Nichome, Chuo, Tokyo
RevenueDecrease2.svg¥1,252,706 million (consolidated, March 2020) [1]
Increase2.svg¥102,708 million (consolidated, March 2020) [1]
Increase2.svg¥67,313 million (consolidated, March 2020) [1]
Total assets Decrease2.svg¥998,637 million (consolidated, March 2020) [1]
Total equity Increase2.svg¥562,747 million (consolidated, March 2020) [1]
Subsidiaries Meiji Seika
Meiji Dairies

Meiji Holdings Company, Ltd. (明治ホールディングス株式会社) is a Japanese holding company established on April 1, 2009, after the stock transfer from Meiji Seika and Meiji Dairies and is the fourth largest confectionery company in the world. [2]



Meiji Holdings held a press conference on September 14, 2010, and announced the reorganization of the Meiji Group. On April 1, 2011, Meiji Holdings reorganized Meiji Seika and Meiji Dairies to a food company, Meiji Co., Ltd., and a pharmaceutical company, Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.; Meiji Dairies took over the food and healthcare business of Meiji Seika to form Meiji Co., and Meiji Seika was renamed Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. [3] According to the International Cocoa Organization, Meiji is the 4th largest confectionery producer in the world. [4]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Consolidated Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ending March 2020" (PDF). Meiji Holdings Company, Limited. January 10, 2021.
  2. "Global confectionery market: leading companies based on net sales 2013". Statista . Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  3. "Notice of Corporate Reorganization of the Meiji Group (Company Split between the Subsidiaries of Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.)" (PDF). Meiji Holdings Company, Limited. September 14, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 25, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
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