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From Our CEO

Hello, I am Sumio Maeda, the new CEO of Ajinomoto Foods North America. The Ajinomoto Group is a global leading Japanese company founded in 1909 and serve as the original founders of the 5th taste, umami. With over 110 years of history, the Ajinomoto Group has expanded with hundreds of businesses rooted in different cultures worldwide and continues to grow.

Here at Ajinomoto Foods North America, we focus on delivering high quality, cultural frozen food cuisines from our facility to the comfort of your own homes. With over 12 brands in both consumer product goods and foodservice, there is a wide range of exotic cuisine highlighting the flavors of Asian, Mexican, Italian, and Appetizers.

As the new CEO of Ajinomoto Foods North America, I plan on:

  • Developing and reinforcing the foundation of our frozen foods business and create stronger united connections throughout the entire company.
  • To focus and expand on our Asian Category and Specialty items. We are determined to introduce enhanced products through improved quality and innovation to ensure we continue to deliver the WOW factor for our customers.

We have many exciting new ideas and opportunities for growth in the coming year and it is made possible with a stronger, united team. Thank you for joining us here at Ajinomoto Foods North America and we hope you continue to Eat Well, Live well with our products.