In the domestic market, Marubeni has a strong presence in its sales spaces centered in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and operates a customer-oriented food distribution strategy that maximizes its advantages in functionality and knowledge for the procurement of merchandise and materials. In the overseas market, Marubeni is working towards expanding its business in many countries, including participating in the management of Acecook Vietnam. Marubeni is focused on the domestic demand in growing markets.
Marubeni has about a 30% import share of the entire coffee bean industry. For instant coffee, Marubeni has established a sales system not only for Japan but also global markets including Europe, the U.S. and Asia, with Marubeni's subsidiary Iguaçu de Café Solúvel (Brazil), one of the largest manufacturer/dealers of instant coffee materials in the world, as the production base.
Marubeni is conducting marine product business with an attentive sales network for domestic customers. Overseas, Marubeni has a wild salmon processing plant in Alaska, expanding sales in Japan, North America, and Europe. Additionally, in 2014, Marubeni acquired Eastern Fish Company, a marine product sales company in the U.S., further strengthening its marine product sales business.
In Japan, we operate the broiler business with strict production management, providing safe and secure chicken meat to mass retailers, restaurants, and livestock product manufacturers. With this knowhow and experience, we are operating a similar business in China, with focus on not only Japanese but also Chinese domestic sales.
In Australia, we own a cattle fattening operation, with focus on beef sales to China, Asia, and Middle East as well as Japan.