History

December 1965 Restaurant HOOK, renowned for its Kobe beef steaks and hamburger patties, opened by Founding President Kozo Iwata when he was 25, in Kobe’s Chinatown
  1970 A fortuitous encounter with delicatessen during a study tour to Europe made the president decide to start a delicatessen business in Japan
  1971 The second Restaurant HOOK opened in Osaka
June 1972 Rock Field Co., Ltd. established
    The first Restaurant HOOK delicatessen shop opened in Daimaru Department Store in Kobe
    The third Restaurant HOOK opened in Itami
    Kitchen (factory) opened in Sakaemachi, Motomachi in Kobe
February 1973 Itami factory opened
March 1977 The first Gastronomie delicatessen shop opened in Rose Garden – a commercial building in Kitano in Kobe, designed by world famous architect, Tadao Ando
December 1978 A Gastronomie delicatessen shop opened in Mikage Garden City in Kobe
March 1979 A factory opened in Motomachi in Kobe
March 1980 A Gastronomie delicatessen shop opened in Takashimaya Department Store, Yokohama – a first for the Tokyo Metropolitan Area
November   Construction of the first factory completed at the Kobe factory site in Higashinada Ward in Kobe
December   Full-scale entry into the gift market made by the company with its smoked salmon products
November 1981 Jean-Paul Valet, a charcuterie specialist, invited to the company
November 1982 Construction of the second factory dedicated to the production of charcuterie completed at the Kobe factory site
December 1984 Tokyo sales office established in Koishikawa in Bunkyo Ward
May 1985 Restaurant dish delivery service started
June   Lines dedicated to the production of salad products added to the second factory at the Kobe factory site
October   Third factory dedicated to the production of smoked salmon products opened at the Kobe factory site
October 1987 Tokyo branch office opened in Nihonbashi in Chuo Ward
November   Tamagawa factory opened as a product distribution center serving the Tokyo Metropolitan Area
April 1989 The first Kobe Croquette shop opened in Motomachi in Kobe
March 1990 A Kobe Croquette shop opened in the department store, Matsuya Ginza – a first for the Tokyo Metropolitan Area
March 1991 Company listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange
May   Construction of the first building of the Shizuoka factory completed
April 1992 New brand, RF1, established, and the first RF1 shop opened in Tobu Department Store in Ikebukuro in Tokyo
The RF1 brand name given to all the products sold previously under different names in different department stores
March 1994 The first Sozaiya Chikyu Kenko Kazoku delicatessen shop opened as a stand-alone shop in Okamoto in Kobe
January 1995 Company affected by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
June 1996 An RF1 shop opened in Shapo Ichikawa in Chiba – the first RF1 shop housed in a station building
December 1997 Company withdraws from the gift market
November 1998 The first Mikka-Bozu Japanese delicatessen shop opened in Kintetsu Department Store in Abeno in Osaka
April 1999 Salad products named “Popular Recipes by 12 Super-chefs” sold at RF1 shops
July   All of the company’s three factories awarded the ISO 14001 certification
February 2000 Company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Construction of Factory Park, the second building of the Shizuoka factory completed
January 2001 The first Yugo shop opened in Isetan Department Store in Tachikawa in Tokyo
June   A child day care center opened on the premises of the Shizuoka factory for employees with young children
September 2002 The first Vegeteria shop opened in Tokyo Marunouchi Building
November 2003 Construction of Tamagawa SPS factory completed
June 2004 Kawasaki Logistics Center opened
October   Construction of new Kobe Head Office and Kobe factory buildings completed
September 2005 The first Itohan shop opened in Hanshin Department Store in Umeda in Osaka
April 2006 A child day care center opened within Kobe Head Office for employees with young children
October   Juice Stand Pavilion opened at the KidZania Tokyo
March 2007 The first beOrganic shop opened in Nagoya Midland Square
March 2009 Juice Stand Pavilion opened at KidZania Koshien in Hyogo
April   Construction of the third building completed at the Shizuoka factory, enhancing the factory’s vegetable processing capacity
January 2010 Construction of the new Tokyo Office completed
March   The first “Green gourmet” shop opened in “atrévie Sugamo” in Tokyo
December 2012 An RF1 shop opened in Takashimaya Department Store, Shanghai – a first for China
January 2014 An RF1 shop opened under a partnership contract with city’super in Hong Kong

ロック・フィールド操業

(1972)