CJ Omni Inc., a producer of authentic Asian foods, announced the official launch of its foodservice business in the U.S. market at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) show in Chicago. As the U.S. division of CJ Foods, the largest food manufacturer in South Korea, CJ Omni says it will continue to provide nutrition, convenience and gourmet taste for consumers through a variety of new product offerings targeted specifically to foodservice channels.

"Although CJ Foods has been in the United States for more than 30 years selling a variety of products at specialty markets, Korean food in America has become a culinary phenomenon in recent years – and is now considered to be one of the most significant trends in cuisine," said Becky Westby, director of foodservice for CJ Omni. "There is no better time for CJ, as a leading authority on Korean food, to lend its expertise to foodservice clients and help them leverage this next great food trend in the U.S. to reach a broader range of consumers."

CJ Omni's foodservice offerings will include a variety of authentic Korean and Korean-inspired food products including noodles, sauces, frozen appetizers, seaweed, bouillon and rice items. Target segments include colleges and universities, lodging and recreation such as casinos and hotels, national and regional restaurant chains, among others. Through CJ Omni's innovation-driven Solution Center, products can be customized to fit the specific needs of any customer. 

In addition to its foodservice offerings provided through CJ Omni, CJ Foods produces two consumer retail product lines for the U.S. including CJ's Korean BBQ marinade and cooking sauces, and Annie Chun's all-natural Pan-Asian foods, available in traditional grocery and natural specialty stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Target, Safeway, Kroger and Walmart.

Source: CJ Omni Inc.