Irvine, California (March 10, 2023) – Glico USA, the parent company of the well-loved brand “Pocky”, has achieved its 20th year milestone in 2023, thanks to our loving fans’ support.
Established in 2003, as a U.S. subsidiary of well-established Japanese manufacturer “Ezaki Glico (Glico)”, Glico USA follows the same philosophy that food can bring communities together, strengthen relationships, warm hearts, and spur smiles. It is important to us that our products not only taste good; they should also make you smile. That is why we continuously strive to deliver fun and unique products, such as Pocky, to help share happiness.
Today at Glico USA, we bring you our tradition of crafting delicious and enjoyable confectionery for light snacking. Our product offerings include Pocky, Pretz, Pejoy, Caplico, and Friend Bakery, found in Asian specialty stores or in most Asian food aisles of local grocers. We also have new and exciting flavors coming across our portfolio, including Pocky Coconut, Pretz Sour Cream & Onion, and Pretz Spicy BBQ.
To also celebrate this 20th Anniversary, Glico USA partnered with local non-profit organizations including Action for Healthy Kids, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and Together We Rise to bring happiness and positivity to those in need through annual sponsorships and fundraising events. We will continue to expand our partnerships with those organizations aligned with our foundations focused on nutrition, children, health, and wellness.
Lastly, we want to thank our fans who have supported Pocky for all these years. We will continue our commitment to bring you new product flavors as well as new reformulated ingredients for healthier options. It is also our goal to expand our distribution to make it easier for you, your family, and friends to reach our products and share more happiness!
Background of Glico
Ezaki Glico (Glico) has been manufacturing innovative, high-quality products since its foundation in Japan in 1922, when the company introduced its first product, a nutritious Glico caramel. With a priority on food safety, Glico consults the most current scientific research to ensure products are safe, delicious, and made with the highest quality ingredients.
With its belief that good food can brighten lives and create a more cheerful world by promoting a happy and healthy state of mind, Glico strives to provide products and experiences that spur smiles around the world. As a result, Glico is experiencing incredible growth and success globally, establishing 30 business centers worldwide, including Ezaki Glico USA Corporation. Glico is committed to remaining a globally trusted brand and will continue to take on new challenges and seek out opportunities to innovate.