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Experienced importer, wholesaler and distributor of Asian food products

Daiei Trading was established in Queens, New York in 1970 as a supplier to Japanese restaurants. Since then, it has become one of the finest Japanese food importers on the American Market.
Today, Daiei offers over 31 brands of different Japanese food products. It has 60 employees and offices in New York, Chicago and Washington DC.


Company Profile

Company Name Daiei Trading Co., Inc.
Executive/Operation Officer Founder: Yoshio Takeda
President: Hitoshi Endo
Chief Operating Officer: Jin Kato
Senior Sales Supervisor: Yu Horiuchi & Kenny Ong
Location (New York) 14-50 128th St. College Point, NY 11356
(Chicago) 360 Randy Rd. Carol Stream, IL 60188
(Washington DC) 8268 Preston Court Suite E&F Jessup, MD 20794
(Dallas) 9761 Clifford Dr #180, Dallas, TX 75220
Incorporated 1970
Number of Employees 60
Banking Partner JPMorgan Chase
Area of Industry Importing of Japanese foods for wholesale in the American market
Offered Brands
  • Higashimaru Soy Sauce
  • Otafuku Sauces
  • Yamaki
  • Taisho Pharmeceutical
  • Nisshin Flour Milling
  • Momoya
  • Maruman Miso
  • Nagatanien
  • Japan Marine Products
  • Asahi Matsu
  • Itoen
  • Kagosei Fish Cakes
  • Tokai Pickles
  • Shinshin Pickles
  • Hakutsuru
  • Kaneku
  • Tsukezen
  • Marukin
  • Kansai Food Products
  • Imuraya
  • Marsanai
  • Misakaya
  • Tochigiya
  • Maehara Flour Milling
  • Marukin Food Products
  • Sato Food Products
  • Pietro
  • Tanaka Food Products
  • Yamaki Ito
  • Ujinotsuyu
1970 Daiei Trading-Co., Inc. was established in Queens, supplying Japanese restaurants
1972 due to business expansion, the company relocated
1977 due to business expansion, the company relocated
1985 the company began to offer Hakutsuru sakes
1987 due to business expansion, the company relocated
1990 the company held a party at the Parklane Hotel
celebrating 20 years of operation
1991 Daiei Trading-Chicago-Co, Inc. was founded, servicing the Midwest
1997 the company purchased an office building in College Point, Queens and thereto relocating; the company began to offer Gekkeikan sakes; the company began doing business with American supermarkets
1999 the company began to offer Budweiser and Kirin beers
2005 Daiei in need of another subsidiary location and opens Jessup Maryland. This location became the satellite office/warehouse for our South West customers.
Catering to Baltimore, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, & Atlanta.
2015 Daiei’s grand opening of the Dallas location. Targeting the midwest region of the US.
2020 Daiei Trading Lifeline Marks a 50th year anniversary. With all the extensive hard work and diligent dedication from the founder Mr. Yoshio Takeda and his loyal employees, the company hits this memorable year.
2021 Kamei North America Co., Ltd. purchases Daiei Trading Co., Inc becoming the parent company and continuing the history of Mr. Takeda and Daiei Trading.