Orion Confectionery Co, Ltd. ( Hangul: 주식회사 오리온; RR: , Jusikhoesa Orion KRX: 001800) is a South Korean confectionery company, headquartered in Munbae-dong, Yongsan District, Seoul. The company is one of the three largest food companies in South Korea, and was established in 1956 as Tongyang Confectionery Corp. [1 ] Orion has manufacturing facilities in [2 ] Seoul, Cheonan Chungcheongnam-do and cities in China, Russia, Vietnam, and the United States. Products produced by Orion include biscuits, cookies, crackers, pies, gum, snacks, chocolate, and candy; and its most famous product is Choco Pie. Its competitors include Crown Confectionery and Lotte Confectionery. Orion was the parent company of the entertainment company On-Media, until its acquisition by the CJ Group in 2010.
The company began offering the Choco Pie in 1974. By 2006 it had two thirds of the Chinese cookie market.
Orion maintains a "Choco Pie Index" created as a parody of
s The Economist' Big Mac Index. [4 ]
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^ " Location." Orion Confectionery. Retrieved on March 28, 2014. "ORION, OSI 30-10 Munbai-dong Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea"
^ ". Chosun Ilbo. 1999-08-05 "Choco Pie" is a "Common Noun "" . Retrieved 2012-09-04.
^ " Cookie Monster." . February 27, 2006. Retrieved on March 31, 2014. "[...]Orion’s snack quickly overwhelmed rival products in China to take a two-thirds share of the cookie market, not a bad position to hold in an economy that’s expanding by 10% a year." Forbes
^ "Choco Pie". Ghost of a Flea. June 13, 2005 . Retrieved April 2, 2013.
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