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May 2, 2016

A Landmark 40 Billion Cup Noodles Consumed Worldwide

Tokyo, May 2, 2016 – NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (President and Representative Director, CEO: Koki Ando) is pleased to announce that NISSIN FOODS Groups’ market-leading brand, “Cup Noodles,” has now reached over 40 billion units consumed worldwide since it launched.

NISSIN FOODS Group is the world’s No.1 cup-type instant noodles seller*

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The NISSIN FOODS Group is the pioneer of instant noodles. Momofuku Ando, the founder of Nissin Food Products, invented the world’s first instant noodles, Chicken Ramen, in 1958 in Japan. While their roots are in Japan, instant noodles have become the “Global Diet” and 100 billion units are now consumed every year throughout the world.
Like Chicken Ramen, Cup Noodles, also invented by Momofuku Ando in 1971 in Japan, has grown to become a symbolic global brand from Japan, sold in over 80 countries throughout the U.S.A., Latin America, China, Southeast Asia and Europe. As the result, the NISSIN FOODS Group is the world’s No.1 cup-type instant noodles seller*. On March 2016, the year of its 45th anniversary, Cup Noodles achieved the landmark 40 billion units consumed worldwide.
Aiming to become a beloved, hundred-year-old company, the NISSIN FOODS Group will continue to create great products for people all over the world.

* Source Euromonitor International Limited; 2016 Packaged Food edition, retail sales values as per instant noodle cups category, all retail channels, 2015