A bakery is opened in Hijiyama Honmachi in Hiroshima by Shunsuke Takaki, his wife Akiko and two other staff members.
"Takaki's Bread" Co., Ltd. is established.
"Bread Hall" is established in Hiroshima's Hon-dori.
Founder Shunsuke Takaki (then president) visits Europe for the first time and has a dramatic encounter with the Danish pastry.
The Senogawa Factory (presently the Hiroshima factory) is completed in Senogawa-cho of Hiroshima's Aki-gun (presently Nakano-higashi, Aki-ku, Hiroshima).
Corporate name is changed to TAKAKI BAKERY Co., Ltd.
Danish pastries go on sale.
"Andersen", a food complex with a Danish-inspired bakery and restaurant is opened in Hiroshima. The first self-service bakery is introduced to Japan.
The Chiyoda factory, specializing in producing frozen bread dough, is completed in Chiyoda-cho, Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima (presently Kitahiroshima-cho).
Andersen Aoyama opens in Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, with the catch phrase "A slice of Copenhagen arrives in Aoyama-Dori".
The Okayama factory is completed in Kamogata-cho, Asaguchi-gun, Okayama (presently Kamogata-cho, Asakuchi-shi), and the bake-off shop franchise starts.
The "Little Mermaid" bakeries, providing freshly-baked bread, start up in the Hiroshima region. Franchising shops in the Tokyo region using the bake-off system are also established.
Public patents are acquired for the production of frozen bread.
H.M. Queen Margrethe II and H.R.H. Prince Henrik visit Andersen Hiroshima from the Kingdom of Denmark.
ANDERSEN Co., Ltd. is established.
The "Andersen's Fairy Tale Award" is established in commemoration of its 35th anniversary.
Central factory at Diamond Foods in America is completed.
The AIB Food Safety training/auditing system is introduced to the Hiroshima and Chiyoda factories of the Takaki Bakery.
Andersen Hiroshima undergoes a renewal opening with the concept of "the Bakery and more: Hyggelig Life Starting with Bread", and stone ovens are installed.
ANDERSEN Co., Ltd. starts business collaborations with chocolatier Jean-Paul Hėvin. JEAN-PAUL HÉVIN JAPON is established, and the JEAN-PAUL HÉVIN flagship store opens in Shinjuku Isetan.
America's Diamond Food is renamed Andersen Bakery.
A holding corporation system is introduced, and the corporation is reorganized into five companies--ANDERSEN Co., Ltd., ANDERSEN BAKERY PARTNERS Co., Ltd., TAKAKI BAKERY Co., Ltd., ANDERSEN SERVICE Co., Ltd., and Andersen Institute of Bread & Life Co., Ltd.
AIB audits take place for the first time ever in Japan's retail bakeries at some branches of Andersen, Little Mermaid and Cafe Danmark.
The first overseas Little Mermaid shop, LITTLE MERMAID BAKERY, opens in Central Hong Kong.
TAKAKI FOOD LINKS Co., Ltd., manufacturer of bread fillings and side dishes that compliment bread, is established.
The Andersen Geihoku 100 Year Farm is established, and the first year staff members begin their two-year training in the Andersen Geihoku 100 Year Farm's Shunsuke Takaki School of Bakery.
TAKAKI LOGISTICS SERVICE Co., Ltd. is established, undertaking distribution for the Andersen Group.
The Okayama factory of the Takaki Bakery is completed, equipped with stone ovens, to bring European craftsmanship to Japan.
TAKAKI RETAIL OPERATION Co., Ltd. is established, managing franchise bakeries and cafés.
ANDERSEN FARM Co., Ltd. is established, undertaking farming for a richer bread-eating lifestyle.
The Tsukuba factory of the Takaki Bakery, specializing in stone-oven baked bread, is completed along with the Tsukuba Retail Support Center.
The bread of Green Bread in the Andersen Shinjuku Isetan branch and the Takaki Bakery Tsukuba factory both receive JAS organic certification.
ANDERSEN BAKERY PARTNERS Co., Ltd. is renamed MERMAID BAKERY PARTNERS Co., Ltd.
ANDERSEN DANMARK A/S is established in Denmark as a local subsidiary.
The first Andersen bakery in Denmark opens in Østerbro, Copenhagen.
Nursing care bread products "Raku-raku shokupan", a first in the nursing care food industry, go on sale by the TAKAKI BAKERY Co., Ltd.
A new business category of the MERMAID BAKERY PARTNERS Co., Ltd. is established with the opening of the first "Danish Bar" and the "Danish Bar" Utsunomiya branch in, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi.
Takaki Health Care Foods Co., Ltd. is established to plan, develop, and sell health-care food products.
The first LITTLE MERMAID BAKERY opens within the IFC (International Finance Center) of City Super Shanghai, located in China's Shanghai city.
The first ANDERSEN BREAD shop, a new business category with sights set on a franchise expansion, is established in San Francisco, USA.
The Andersen Group is reorganized into six companies for further distinctiveness and improvement of the brand name. TAKAKI FOOD SERVICE PATRNERS Co., Ltd. is established for overall management of bread, confectionary and food menus for the other bakery and restaurants.
The first "Danish Heart", a new shop providing freshly baked heart-shaped Danish pastries, is opened next to the Andersen Lumine Yurakucho branch.
The local subsidiary TAKAKI BAKERY HONG KONG Ltd. is established in Hong Kong.
MERMAID BAKERY PARTNERS HONG KONG Ltd., a joint venture with City Super, is established in Hong Kong.
With the ISO22000 certification of the Takaki Bakery Hiroshima factory, all of the major five Takaki Bakery factories receive ISO22000 certification.
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