Corporate Data

Izumi Corporate Profile

Date of establishment: October 27, 1961
Head office: 3-3-1 Futabanosato, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
Tel: +81-82-264-3211
Paid-in capital: ¥19,613,856,196
Employees: 2,351 full-time, 4,631 part-time (8-hour shift equivalent)
Number of malls/stores: 102
Chugoku Region 61 stores
Hiroshima Pref. 33 stores
Yamagchi pref. 12 stores
Okayama pref. 10 stores
Shimane pref. 6 stores
Kyushu Region 26 stores
Fukuoka Pref. 13 stores
Oita pref. 2 stores
Kumamoto pref. 7 stores
Saga pref. 2 stores
Nagasaki pref. 2 store
Other Regions 15 stores
Kagawa Pref. 3 stores
Tokushima pref. 1 store
Hyogo Pref. 5 stores
Other 6 stores

The History of Izumi Co., Ltd.

1946 Yoshimasa Yamanishi (the current chairperson) opens a stall outside the Hiroshima train station.
1950 Apparel wholesaler Yamanishi Shoten Co., Ltd., is established.
1961 Izumi Co., Ltd., is established and the first Izumi supermarket is opened.
1967 Second store is opened next to the Hiroshima train station.
1968 Hiring of large numbers of new college graduates begins.
1969 Okayama store is opened.
1970 Kure store is opened.
1972 Sun Mall outlet is opened.
1973 Gion store, the first suburban store is opened.
1974 Nihon Ryutsu Sangyo Co., Ltd. (Nichiryu), a cooperative buying organization, is established.
1977 Izumi joins the Japan Chain Stores Association.
1978 Stock is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, second section, and the Hiroshima Securities Exchange.
1980 Izumi changes the Japanese spelling of its company name ("Izumi" changes from hiragana to katakana).
1983 Total Quality Control (TQC) is introduced, and efforts are made to vitalize the entire organization.
1985 Point of sale (POS) system is introduced, and progress is made on integration of company information. Fashion boutique building Wiz Wonderland is opened.
1986 Stock is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, second section, and the Osaka Securities Exchange, first section.
1987 Stock is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, first section. ai Card is introduced.
1990 The You Me Town shopping center format is launched.
X-sell Inc. is established as part of the Company's import business.
1991 Yoshimasa Yamanishi (the current chairperson) is awarded the Japanese Medal of Honor with blue ribbon for excellence in public service.
The Company is awarded the Chugoku Regional Quality Control Award.
1993 Yasuaki Yamanishi is appointed as president and representative director.
Yoshimasa Yamanishi is appointed as chairperson and representative director.
1994 The Izumi women's handball team is launched.
Izumi becomes an official sponsor of the 14th Asian Handball Championships in Hiroshima.
1995 Izumi begins pursuing a growth strategy based on opening shopping malls in Kyushu.
The first to open is the You Me Town Onga mall in Fukuoka.
1996 Eight new shopping malls are opened, including the Kyushu flagship mall You Me Town Chikushino.
Izumi Food Service Co., Ltd., is established.
1997 The Izumi Museum of Art is founded.
Youme Card Co., Ltd., is established.
1998 You Me Town Takamatsu, one of the largest retail facilities in west Japan, is opened.
1999 The Company receives two awards, the Hiroshima Josei Shonen Shitsu-cho Award for businesses that promote equal opportunities for men and women, and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Award for businesses that provide employment opportunities for the disabled.
The Izumi women's handball team becomes a "triple crown" winner for the first time in its history.
2000 You Me Town Omuta is opened. The Izumi women's handball team becomes the Hiroshima Maple Reds, representing the entire prefecture of Hiroshima.
2001 You Me Town Omuta is opened.
The Izumi women's handball team becomes the Hiroshima Maple Reds, representing the entire prefecture of Hiroshima.
2002 You Me Town Gakuen is opened.
Four large-scale stores are acquired from now-defunct retailer Nikonikodo Co., Ltd.
2003 City Park Hamada and You Me Town Kurume are opened.
2004 You Me Town Hikari no Mori is opened.
The Company receives an Award for Excellence from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its promotion of active roles for women in the workplace.
You Me Town Kure is opened.
City Park Kure (formerly Izumi Kure) is opened.
2005 You Me Town Yatsushiro is opened.
2006 You Me Town Saga is opened.
The Company is awarded the Hiroshima Labour Bureau Chief's Award for family-friendly businesses.
2007 You Me Town Beppu is opened.
You Me Town Hiroshima is opened.
2008 You Me Town Izumo is opened.
You Me Town Mitoyo is opened.
You Me Town Marugame is opened.
2011 You Me Town Tokushima is opened.
2012 Joy Step Limited Private Company, our former consolidated subsidiary, was taken over by Izumi Co., Ltd.
2013 Headquarters was relocated to 3-3-1 Futabanosato, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima.