|GROUP NAME||WELCOME GROUP|
|CORPORATE NAME||WELCOME Co., Ltd.|
|CAPITAL||100 million yen|
|NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES||1608 (including part-timers)|
|BUSINESS DESCRIPTION||Lifestyle business through retail and food & beverage |
Manufacturing and sales of imported food and processed foods,
|MAIN BANK||Resona Bank Tokyo Banking Department |
Mizuho Bank Shinjuku-Shintoshin Branch
|HOME OFFICE||1F Daiwa Jingumae Bldg., 2-4-11 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001|
|TEL||03-5770-7372 The main number|
|FAX||03-5770-7373 The main number|
|1999||For business development, signed a contract with George Amano who had managed the interior shop "GEORGE'S FURNITURE" in Shugakuin, Kyoto.|
|2000||Established GEORGE'S FURNITURE, INC. with Amano.
Opened 10 stores sequentially.
|2001||Relocated the Kyoto main store to Shimpuhkan, opened the annex café "ask a giraffe".
Opened the lifestyle shop "CIBONE" in Aoyama, Tokyo.
|2002||Established DEAN & DELUCA JAPAN Co., Ltd.|
|2003||Opened the first DEAN & DELUCA store in Marunouchi, Tokyo, and opened a small store specific to Japan at the Tokyu Toyoko Norengai.|
|2004||Opened a large-scale market store of DEAN & DELUCA at the Shinagawa Atre.
GEORGE'S FURNITURE changed its name to GEORGE'S as a lifestyle shop; new stores opened at Yokohama Azamino, Asunal Kanayama, Moritown Akishima, Wakaba Keyaki Mall Tachikawa, and Olinas Kinshicho.
|2007||Opened the DEAN & DELUCA Japan flagship store at the Roppongi Midtown, Tokyo and also
opened a new store at the Nagoya Midland Square, development expanded nationwide.
Entrusted with the museum shop of the National Art Center, Tokyo, opened the shop as "SOUVENIR FROM TOKYO (SFT)".
|2010||On the 10th anniversary year, the company name was changed to WELCOME Co., Ltd. Business development expanded beyond borders of food, clothing and shelter.
Started consulting business in space design, MD and branding by vitalizing the experience and the network.
|2012||CIBONE in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo opened after renovation as TODAY'S SPECIAL.
A small shop of TODAY'S SPECIAL also opened at the Shibuya Hikarie.
DEAN & DELUCA Osaka store opened.
|2013||"THREE AOYAMA", the cosmetic brand "THREE" flagship store opened, supported the launch as the production partner. The group was entrusted with the operation of the annex dining "REVIVE KITCHEN".|
|2014||SFT opened a new shop space on the first floor of the National Art Center, Tokyo. The group was entrusted with the operation of the mobile accessories concept shop, "HYPER MARKET".|
|2015||DEAN & DELUCA opened its largest grand market store in Japan in Fukuoka Tenjin, also expanded cafe development in Omotesando and Tamaplaza.
TODAY'S SPECIAL opened its first Kansai region shop at Kyoto BAL.
GEORGE'S brand renewal: a new shop opened at Lalaport-Tachikawa Tahichi