COMPANY HISTORY

Some companies start in a garage. Ours started in a garden.

From these small beginnings has grown a passion for food that now spans the globe. In 1899, our founder, Ichitaro Kanie, cultivated his first tomatoes and other foreign vegetables in his family plot in Japan. A few short years later, he was producing tomato purees, ketchups and Worcestershire sauces and Kagome was born.

Nowadays, we produce a colorful variety of fruit and vegetable products such as sauces, drinks, ready-to-eat meals and probiotics. But we’ve never strayed from our founder’s principles of making great tasting foods that are true to nature.

In 1989, we set up shop in Los Banos, California, the tomato capital of the world. We began developing customized tomato sauces for global restaurant brands in the U.S. This foundation quickly allowed us to offer more products to our customers.  Thanks to continuous collaboration with customers, you can now find our products across North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.

Founder: Ichitaro Kanie

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