House Foods

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House Foods Group Inc.
Native name
Public (K.K)
Traded asTYO: 2810
FoundedNovember 11, 1913; 106 years ago (1913-11-11) as Urakami Shoten
FounderSeisuke Urakami
Area served
Key people
Hiroshi Urakami
RevenueIncrease JPY 291.8 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 2.7 billion) (FY 20177)
Increase JPY 9.3 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 88 million) (FY 2017)
Number of employees
6,248 (consolidated, March 31, 2017)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

House Foods Corporation (ハウス食品株式会社, Hausu Shokuhin Kabushiki-gaisha) is one of Japan's largest food manufacturers and brands. It began in 1913 in Osaka as Urakami Shoten and began selling curry in 1926.[4] House Foods is well known for its Japanese curry brands, Vermont Curry and Java Curry. It also manufactures Japanese snacks, noodles, and soft drinks such as Ramune.


Its subsidiary House Foods America Corporation is the largest provider of tofu products in the United States.

House Foods America Corp. has tofu plants in California and New Jersey with a combined capacity of manufacturing 350,000 pieces of tofu per day. Its largest competitor in the U.S. tofu market is Vitasoy, followed by Morinaga Milk Industry.

House Foods America Corp. operates Japanese-style curry restaurants called 'Curry House Restaurants' (or simply 'Curry House'), with nine locations[5] in Southern California. Its first opened at Weller Court Shopping Center in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles in 1983.[6]


  1. ^ "Company Overview". House Foods. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "About the company". Financial Times. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Shurtleff, William; Aoyagi, Akiko (July 2011). How Japanese and Japanese-Americans Brought Soyfoods to the United States and the Hawaiian Islands--A History (1851-2011): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook. Soyinfo Center. p. 276. ISBN 978-1-928914-37-2.
  5. ^ Curry House locations
  6. ^ "About us - Establishment of Curry House Restaurants". Retrieved July 22, 2014.

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