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Welcome to Calbee

America Inc.

Calbee was founded in Japan in 1949, and quickly grew to become the largest, most well-respected snack food company in the country. In 1970, we introduced Shrimp Chips to a brand-new audience in North America, and people couldn’t get enough of their irresistibly savory flavors. Today, you can find many more exciting Calbee offerings in the US, which means there are lots of different ways to enjoy a uniquely delicious, better-for-you snack.

  • Over 20 production facilities in 11 countries and regions
  • $1.99 Billion in global revenue (*fiscal year 2023)
  • Over 4,839 employees (as of March 31, 2023)
  • *Source: https://www.calbee.co.jp/en/ir/finance/ (Rate of 140JPY=1USD)

1949

Founded in Japan, April 30, 1949. Established Matsuo Food Processing Co., Ltd.

1955

Company name changed to Calbee Confectionery Co., Ltd.

1966

Began exporting to overseas markets. Started exporting to Southeast Asia and Hawaii. Began exporting to North America the following year.

1967

Started exporting Shrimp Chips into North America

1970

Established a North American subsidiary. Focusing on the snack market in North America, established Calbee’s first overseas base.

1973

Headquarters relocated to Tokyo and company name changed to Calbee, Inc. in order to develop a worldwide market.

2012

Calbee North America established (Boardman, OR, Senatobia, MS, and Fairfield, CA)

2019

Warnock acquisition (Madera, CA)

2023

Integrated CNA and Warnock to become Calbee America Inc.

OUR MISSION

Calbee America Inc. offers a wide range of snacks and creative solutions to meet and exceed our customer's needs. Our fun and tasty products are innovative, exciting, and made with nature's goodness; proudly developed, produced, and delivered to our consumers by ONE Calbee family—a united community where we grow together by mutual respect and care.

OUR CORE VALUES

Do what is right, always
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Do what is right,
always
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What you do today,
you can do better tomorrow
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Fast and flexible
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Quality and
safety first

OUR VISION

To become one of the most successful snack-and-beyond companies in the North American region.

WE MAKE SNACKS THAT MAKE YOU SMILE

Harvest Snaps
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Shrimp Chips
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JagaRico
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Potato Chips
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My Pote
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Takoyaki Ball
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Onion Rings
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Jagabee
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Frugra - Fruit & Granola
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LEADERSHIP

RYO TSUTSUMI
RYO TSUTSUMI

Chief Executive Officer

KEN MURATA
KEN MURATA

Chief Operational Officer

TIM BATEMAN
TIM BATEMAN

Chief Commercial Officer

MICHAEL SPRATT
MICHAEL SPRATT

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing

KEVIN DAVAR
KEVIN DAVAR

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing

CHRISTINE MOSSOR
CHRISTINE MOSSOR

Head of Human Resources

MAEGAN NAZAROFF
MAEGAN NAZAROFF

Head of Finance

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