Japan: Seven Eleven adds GAP-certified and vertically farmed veggies

Seven & i Holdings Co., a company, headquartered in Tokyo, will expand the handling of GAP-certified vegetables produced by, amongst others, A-Plus Co. a Japanese vertical farm. 

The company will release three GAP-certified vegetables, such as salads, at 454 stores in Fukushima Prefecture. The vegetables used in the products to be released this time are cultivated at A-Plus Co. (Tamura City, Fukushima Prefecture), JR Tomato Land Iwaki Farm Co., Ltd. (Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture), and Minamisoma Reconstruction Agri Co., Ltd. (Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture). Each farm has received GAP certification.

Ito-Yokado and York-Benimaru have been collaborating with producers to obtain GAP certification for some time, and since 2002, Ito-Yokado has been working on "vegetables with a visible face. , York-Benimaru has been selling private brand vegetables as "Mitsuboshi Vegetables" since 2008, and we are continuously working on food safety and security. This time, we will release two products using GAP-certified vegetables as well as Seven-Eleven at stores in Fukushima prefecture.

The Seven & i Group will continue to work toward realizing sustainable procurement through the sale of safe and secure vegetables and the sale of used products.

For more information:
Seven Eleven Japan

Toru Numagami, President and director
A-Plus Co.,Ltd

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