|Traded as||KRX: 001041|
|Industry||Food & Food Service|
(as Cheil Jedang Co. Ltd.)
|Kim Chul-ha (CEO)|
|Products||Food Ingredients, Food, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology|
|Revenue||US$ 10.41 billion (2013)|
|US$ 331 million (2013)|
|US$ 112 million (2013)|
|Total assets||US$ 12.48 billion (2013)|
|Total equity||US$ 4.62 billion (2013)|
Number of employees
|5,991(2013) non-consolidated in Korea|
CJ Cheil Jedang is a South Korean food company based in Seoul that manufactures food ingredients, food, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Its brands include Beksul, Bibigo, CJ Hat Kimchi, DASIDA and Haechandle.
CJ Cheil Jedang was founded as 'Cheil Jedang' in August 1953 as a sugar and flour manufacturer and was originally part of Samsung Group, as their first manufacturing business. In July 1993 it spun off from Samsung and gained independent management, changing into a life and culture group with the entrance into the food service and entertainment industries. In 1996 it became the 'Cheil Jedang Group' with the official separation from Samsung Group completed in February 1997.
In October 2002 the CJ Group was launched and the official name changed to 'CJ Co., Ltd'. In September 2007 CJ Co again spun off as a business holding company renamed 'CJ CheilJedang Co., Ltd' and CJ Group became a holding company for a group of food and entertainment-related subsidiaries based in South Korea. It has four main core businesses: Food & Food Service, Bio Pharma, Entertainment Media, and Home Shopping & Logistics; and CJ Cheil Jedang was put under Food & Food Service.
It has since expanded globally with offices in China, the U.S., the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil, Australia, Japan and Singapore.
- December 2004: Best Company in Food and Pharmaceutical, Textile and Paper Industry - 14th Economic Justice Enterprise Award
- "Cj Cheiljedang Corp (097950:Korea SE)". businessweek.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- Kim, So-hyun (4 March 2013). "CJ rises as beacon of Korean food, shopping, pop culture". Korea Herald. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
- "Company history". CJ Cheil Jedang. Retrieved 9 October 2012.