In March 1964, the founder Taro Otomo established Nitto Oil Company in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo to sell fishing boat fuel and similar products. In October of the same year, the company, renamed as Nichiyo Sangyo Company, began to sell food products required in the operation of fishing boats in addition to the fuel.

 

In November 1966, the company established a new plant in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo in order to expand the business by producing and selling salads, and entered the food production industry.

 

The company history is outlined in the below chronology:

September, 1967:

Established the Shinjuku Plant in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, for the production and sale of dressed bread products.

July, 1971:

Established a subsidiary, the Nichiyo Foods Company (currently Nichiyo Co., Ltd.), in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, for the import and sale of food materials and ingredients (currently a consolidated subsidiary).

June, 1974:

Moved Headquarters to Kodaira City, Tokyo (the current location).

June, 1975:

Established a subsidiary, Nichiyo Delica Co., Ltd. (renamed to Warabeya Honten Co., Ltd. in June 1976), in Kodaira City, Tokyo, for the production and sale of cooked rice products.

March, 1976:

Established Murayama Plant of Nichiyo Delica Co., Ltd., in Musashimurayama City, Tokyo.

October, 1976:

Established Yokohama Plant in Midori Ward (now Tsuzuki Ward), Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

June, 1978:

Started business with Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.

January, 1979:

Established an affiliate company of Nichiyo Facilities and Equipment Co., Ltd. (currently Prosystas Co., Ltd.) in Kodaira City, Tokyo, for the sale of food production machineries and equipment (currently a consolidated subsidiary).

January, 1981:

Warabeya Honten Co., Ltd. established an affiliate company of Hotaka Co., Ltd. in Ueda City, Nagoya Prefecture, for the production and sale of cooked rice products and dressed bread products.

June, 1982:

Established an affiliate of Tokyo Bento Nichiyo, Inc. (currently Warabeya USA, Inc.) in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A., for the production and sale of cooked rice products (currently a consolidated subsidiary).

March, 1984:

Absorbed and merged Warabeya Honten Co., Ltd., and changed the name to Warabeya Nichiyo Co., Ltd.

November, 1984:

Established Gunma Plant in Nitta District (today Ota City), Gunma Prefecture.

August, 1987:

Established Niigata Plant in Mitsuke, Niigata Prefecture.

August, 1987:

Fully acquired Nichiyo Logistics Co., Ltd., renaming Bestrans Co., Ltd., as a subsidiary for the food-related delivery business in Kodaira City, Tokyo .

December, 1987:

Established Tochigi Plant in Shimotsuga District (today Tochigi City), Tochigi Prefecture.

January, 1988:

Established Chiba Plant in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture.

January, 1992:

Absorbed and merged with Hotaka Co., Ltd.

July, 1992:

Established Omiya Plant in Omiya City (today Kita-ku, Saitama City), Saitama Prefecture.

August, 1992:

Established Iruma Plant in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture, for the production and sale of side dish-type food products.

June, 1993:

Nichiyo Co., Ltd. established Nichiyo Fresh Co., Ltd. in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, for the production of salmon fillet (currently a consolidated subsidiary).

February, 1995:

Established Ibaraki Plant in Niihari District (today Omitama City), Ibaraki Prefecture.

July, 1995:

Registered the company stock with Japan Securities Dealers Association as over-the-counter stock.

February, 1995:

Established a subsidiary of Warabeya Fukushima Co., Ltd. in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, for the production of cooked rice products and sales in the Fukushima area.

 

May, 1996:

Established a subsidiary of Warabeya Kansai Co., Ltd. in Settsu City, Osaka Prefecture, for the production of cooked rice products and sales in the Kansai area.

July, 1997:

Warabeya Kansai Co., Ltd. established Shiga Plant in Yasu-cho (today Yasu City), Shiga Prefecture.

November, 1999:

Listed in the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

June, 2000:

Warabeya Kansai Co., Ltd. established Sakai Plant in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture.

March, 2002:

Established Sagamihara Plant in Sagamihara (today Chuo Ward, Sagamihara City), Kanagawa Prefecture.

July, 2002:

Established a subsidiary of Warabeya Tokai Co., Ltd. in Nisshin City, Aichi Prefecture, and established and began operations at Nagoya Plant in December, for the production of cooked rice products and sales in the Tokai area.

August, 2003:

Listed in the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

March, 2005:

Fully acquired Delicaland Co., Ltd., and renamed to Warabeya Hokkaido Co., Ltd., as a subsidiary for the production of cooked rice products and sales in the Hokkaido region.

March, 2005:

Established a subsidiary of Warabeya Co., Ltd. (name changed to Delimor Co., Ltd. in March 2009) in Yoshikawa City, Saitama Prefecture, and established and began operations at the Saitama Plant in February 2006, for the production and sale of cooked rice products for Ito-Yokado.

October, 2006:

Warabeya Kansai Co., Ltd. began operation at Miki Plant in Miki City, Hyogo Prefecture.

April, 2007:

Established Tokyo Plant in Musashimurayama City, Tokyo.

October, 2007:

Nichiyo Co., Ltd. established Nichiman Co., Ltd. in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, for the farming, processing, and sale of eel.

September, 2009:

Established Minami Alps Plant in Minami-Alps City, Yamanashi Prefecture.

December, 2009:

Warabeya Tokai Co., Ltd. established Hokuriku Plant in Hakusan City, Ishikawa Prefecture.

 

 

 

September, 2010:

Absorbed and merged with Delimor Co., Ltd.

March, 2011:

Established Frevo Farm Co., Ltd. in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, with Nichiyo Co., Ltd. for the production, processing, distribution, and sale of agricultural products.

March, 2011:

Invested in Beijing Want-Yang Foods Ltd. in Beijing, China, based on a joint venture agreement between Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. and Row Want Holdings Ltd., a company of Want Want China Holdings Limited group.

March, 2013:

Established Sagamihara Plant No.2 in Chuo Ward, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

December, 2013:

Warabeya Kansai Co., Ltd. established Kagawa Plant in Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture.

 

 

 

June, 2014:

Established Urawa Plant in Sakura Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture.

March, 2015:

Absorbed and merged with Warabeya Fukushima Co., Ltd.

May, 2015:

Established Iwate Plant in Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture.

September, 2016:

Business divisions of Warabeya Nichiyo Co., Ltd. was split off and absorbed by Warabeya Kansai Co., Ltd., and Warabeya Nichiyo Co., Ltd. was changed its name to Warabeya Nichiyo Holdings Co., Ltd.

 

Warabeya Kansai Co., Ltd. absorbed and merged with Warabeya Tokai Co., Ltd. and Warabeya Hokkaido Co., Ltd., and Warabeya Kansai Co., Ltd changed its name to Warabeya Nichiyo Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)

March, 2017:

Renamed Sagamihara Plant No.2 to Dessert Plant.