Hi-Chew bucket in the Dodger's dugout

Posted on September 21, 2015 · Posted in Press Releases

#1 L.A. Dodgers Welcome #1 HI-CHEW to the Dugout

o New Marketing Deal Is Fifth with Major U.S. Team.
o Free Candy for Players & Fans, Fan Giveaways & Stadium Ads.
o HI-CHEW Sales Up 300% in Three Years.

Los Angeles, California – Sep. 22, 2015 – Japan’s best-selling chewy candy has teamed with the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers in a new partnership. HI-CHEW is now stocked in the dugout for all Dodgers home games, and fans are also getting the chance to enjoy free samples of the popular candy along with L.A. heroes like Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Adrian Gonzales.

HI-CHEW’s new deal expands on a program by Morinaga America to create multi-year marketing partnerships with such legendary Major League Baseball teams as the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Minnesota Twins. HI-CHEW also has a partnership with the NBA’s New York Knicks.

“HI-CHEW candy has been well received by our players and fans,” said Dodgers’ Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Lon Rosen. “They really enjoy the taste and consistency of the candy, and have taken the opportunity to share HI-CHEW with their families!”

About Morinaga & Hi-Chew:

The history of HI-CHEW stretches back nearly as long as baseball, when company founder Taichiro Morinaga brought candy-making skills back to Japan from America in the 1800s. HI-CHEW has long been the #1 soft candy in its home nation, and in recent decades, has also become a hit in the rest of Asia and the U.S., especially among the young. Real fruit juice is blended into the chewy candy, and it’s 100% free of gluten, cholesterol, or artificial colors.

Morinaga America, Inc. (sales company) and Morinaga America Foods, Inc. (candy production) are wholly owned subsidiaries of Morinaga & Co., Ltd., which began in 1899 as the first maker of chocolates in Japan.


Mike Cline
Direct phone: 951-217-6464
Morinaga America, Inc.
18552 MacArthur Blvd., 360, Irvine, CA 92612