Pulmuone, one of the largest tofu companies in the world, announced a 100,000-square-foot expansion at its Fullerton, California, facility that doubles tofu production capabilities and creates 110 new jobs.
Founded in South Korea by Won Kyung Sun as a small organic produce store in 1981, Pulmuone was the first company to sell packaged tofu products in Korea. Today, it is one of the largest healthy food manufacturers in Asia and has introduced its rich tofu tradition here in America through brands including Nasoya, Wildwood, Azumaya, Pulmuone, Sansui and Soga.
Pulmuone non-GMO and organic tofu products are available at over 22,300 grocery stores nationally and the additional California production capabilities complement tofu production at the company’s facilities on the East Coast, just outside Boston, and Tappan, N.Y. This dual-coast strategy gives Pulmuone added efficiencies in serving the entire country.
“Americans are eating less meat for their own health and that of the planet, but they don’t want to sacrifice flavor or performance in the kitchen. We’ve been able to showcase that tofu is a versatile, high-protein product with only a few simple ingredients that’s also relatively affordable. It hits on all the key attributes today’s consumer is looking for at the grocery store,” said Elliot Chung, director of plant-based protein innovation at Pulmuone USA.
About Pulmuone Foods USA
Pulmuone Foods USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pulmuone South Korea, is home to a family of brands that includes a wide variety of delicious products inspired by contemporary flavor palates that encourage a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Amid the growing global demand for plant-based protein food, Pulmuone Foods USA is leading the US tofu market with a nearly 70 percent market share with beloved brands like Nasoya and Wildwood. Pulmuone brands also include Emerald Valley Kitchen, Monterey Gourmet Foods and a line of Pulmuone-branded Asian-inspired products available at mass grocery stores and major club channels throughout the United States.