Mitsubishi Corporation

Living Essentials Group

The Living Essentials Group offers daily necessities related to food, clothing and housing to consumers.

The Living Essentials Group offers diverse range of products and services to consumers in a sustainable manner in various fields of business from raw materials procurement to distribution and retail.

We place emphasis on generating not just economic value, but also environmental and social value in line with its strategy to achieve sustainable corporate value.


The Living Essentials Group aims to achieve sustainable growth by fulfilling consumers' daily lives around the world. As part of our mission we have committed to undertake a diverse range of businesses by expanding our global supply network and developing vertically integrated business model outside Japan.

Organizational Structure

Strategic fields

Retail Division

  • Sale of food, clothing, furniture and interior furnishings, daily goods and other products
  • Development and distribution of various consumer sales materials and services
  • Marketing business, coalition loyalty program and payment settlement-related service businesses
Coalition loyalty program “Ponta”, managed by Loyalty Marketing, Inc., is a service that offers convenience and value of being able to collect and redeem points, among various commonly recognized companies, using a single point card.

Living Essential Distribution Division

  • Distribution and logistics of various products and services including processed foods, frozen and chilled foods, confectionery, liquor, paper products, packaging materials, and apparel
  • Various healthcare related businesses such as outsourcing services for hospitals, import and sale of medical equipment, and nursing care equipment rental
Dedicated delivery center for LIFE CORPORATION, the largest food supermarket chain in Japan, to which Mitsubishi Shokuhin Co., Ltd. provides services.

Living Essential Consumer Products Division

  • Consumer necessities such as processed foods, confectionery, beverages, canned goods, instant noodles, seasonings, milled flour, sugar, starches, starched products, tires, and other daily necessities
Manufacturing of baby diapers in Indonesia through a joint venture with Daio Paper (PT. Elleair International Manufacturing Indonesia).

Fresh Food Products Division

  • Production, procurement, processing and sale of marine products
  • Procurement and sale of rice, fresh produce and dairy products
  • Production, procurement , manufacturing, processing and sale of meats
Sales space for Indiana Packers Corporation's products (U.S.A.)

Living Essential Resources Division

  • Production, collection, manufacturing, processing and sale of grains, feed, and food and beverage raw materials as well as housing and construction materials
MC subsidiary, AGREX Inc. is strengthening its grain procurement capabilities in the U.S.

Business Investments