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What is Fukui Co-operative Society
(Fukui Kenmin Seikatsu Kyōdō-Kumiai)?

Fukui Co-operative Society started out in 1977 as a local retail cooperative society to supply goods purchased on a bulk-order basis all over Fukui Prefecture. Its aim is to improve people’s lives by meeting the collective needs of its members and consolidating their purchasing power.
In 1978, the year after its foundation, the cooperative society received the official sanction of Fukui Prefecture and started full-scale operations with the aim of meeting its members’ needs and expectations.
Fukui Co-operative Society is a cooperative organization used, managed and capitalized by its members so that they can collectively seek to maintain and improve their health and welfare.


The Co-operative Society serves the needs of its members and the local community.

Aims and structure

The Co-operative Society harnesses the synergies between its cooperative activities and local community networks to assure the provision of food, welfare and mutual assistance. Its commitment is to work ceaselessly, with the cooperation of its members, staff and the local community, to assure a safe and secure Fukui so that all can enjoy a long and healthy life.

Mission statement

So that our members can feel that their food purchases and lifestyles are assured, our cherished principles are “Safety and Assurance” “Participation in Planning” “Service” and “Sound management”.

For first-time users

Fukui Co-operative Society seeks to protect the lives and health of its members and the local community, and to improve their welfare. We aim to serve our members through six businesses and services, as well as various other activities.

Home delivery service of coop goods

We deliver goods ordered from our catalogues (mainly food products) once a week to members’ homes or other designated places.

Hearts (retail outlets)

Hearts stores sell coop goods and local and farm-fresh products. The aim is to support people’s health, lifestyles and family gatherings.

Life assistance

For those who need assistance for daily shopping and cooking, we deliver food and ready-to-eat meals using our mobile stores and home delivery services, or we do the shopping for them.

Mutual aid

Mutual aid is there to help in case of injury, sickness and natural disasters. It takes the shape of a basic insurance plan for all family members with monthly payments starting from 1,000 yen.

“Hearts Kids” – help with child-care

We support parents by providing temporary child-care and nursing facilities at our Children’s Plazas (Kosodate Hiroba), which provide a safe space for families and children to be themselves and feel at home.

Nursing care for the elderly

We provide the elderly with nursing care services according to their individual healthcare and lifestyle needs, working in close cooperation with local communities.

“Mirei” – funeral services

Our “Mirei” funeral services assure a ceremony that will meet the highest standards.

Kirameki Support service

We help when you need it if you run into a problem in your daily life.

Message from the President

In 2019, we were able to deepen our cooperation with the local community: Kanazu Kirameki opened as the first location in Awara City, followed by the renovation of Hearts Tsuruga and the extension of the community home at Okabo Kirameki. We also concluded neighbourhood watch agreements with the Ikeda municipality and a cooperative agreement with Sabae City, as well as starting up a food delivery service cooperation with JA, among other initiatives. In addition, the long-awaited Social Welfare Corporation “Kirameki Fukushi-kai (Kirameki Welfare Society)” was established, adding a new page to the history of the Fukui Co-operative Society.
In our other activities, we promoted food bank and food distribution drive initiatives, and made further efforts to support local communities. We would like to sincerely thank our members for their support and cooperation.
The slogan of this year is “Create our future with gratitude and a challenging spirit.” We are working on opening a special elderly nursing home in Sabae City. Also, with the promotion of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) as a core aim, we will work towards a sustainable society in cooperation with various local organisations. Moreover, with background factors such as population decline, super-ageing, and digitalisation in mind, we will make special efforts to formulate our vision for 2030 and the next stage of medium-term planning. We will also do our utmost to contribute to effective long-term containment measures against the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the current year too, we will continue to work hard for the satisfaction of our members and for our local communities.

President Masato Takō

Financial Report

1. Profit and loss statement for April 1, 2019 ~ March 31, 2020
(¥ thousands)

  Results for Fiscal 2017 Business divisions
Home delivery business Store business Mutual aid business Welfare business
Total income 23,959,29111,690,2159,975,544227,1912,066,340
Sales income 21,509,48311,543,3479,966,135  
Sales income surplus 5,675,2733,099,6242,575,649  
Welfare business income 1,935,159   1,935,159
Welfare business cost 1,449,400   1,449,400
Welfare business surplus 485,759   485,759
Other business income 514,649146,8679,408227,191131,181
Total surplus 6,675,6813,246,4922,585,057227,191616,940
Business expenses 6,536,935 
Personnel expenses2,655,381
Non-personnel expenses3,881,553
Business surplus138,746
Non-business income99,969
Non-operating expenses6,303
Current surplus232,412
Extraordinary gain74,815
Extraordinary loss180,621
Current surplus before tax126,605
Corporation tax101,258
Current surplus25,347
Surplus at the beginning of current period8,427
Reversal of reserve fund108,925
Current unappropriated surplus142,700

2. Financial status
[as of March 31, 2020 (¥ thousands)]

ItemsCurrent unappropriated balance
I. Liquid assets
Cash and deposit3,104,262
Supply accounts receivable706,623
Other liquid assets957,351
Provision for bad debts▲11,499
Total liquid assets5,035,015
II. Fixed assets
Tangible fixed assets9,896,150
Intangible fixed assets448,283
Other fixed assets1,598,270
Total fixed assets11,942,705
ItemsBalance at the end of the year
III. Liquid debt
Total liquid debt3,728,481
IV. Fixed debt
Fixed debt289,579
Total debt4,018,060
V. Union members’ funds
Share capital9,486,186
VI. Surplus
Legal reserve capital2,623,200
Voluntary reserve707,573
Unappropriated surplus for the current year142,700
(current surplus of which)(25,347)
Total pure assets12,959,660

Corporate Profile

Name Fukui Kenmin Seikatsu Kyōdō Kumiai (Fukui Co-operative Society)
Head office 5-1603, Kaihotsu, Fukui City, Fukui 910-8557, Japan.
Number of union members 159,436 (household subscription rate: 55.1%)
Capital ¥9,486,186,000-
Net income ¥23,959,291,000-
Current surplus ¥232,412,000-
Full-time executive officers
President (Representative Director)
TAKŌ, Masato
- General Director
Executive Director (Representative Director)
- Director of internal bureaus and retail stores
Managing Director
- Supervisor of management, welfare and organization
Managing Director
- Supervisor of delivery service, mutual aid, and life-support businesses
Business premises Four delivery service centers, 10 stores, 13 nursing homes for the elderly, nine childcare support centers, head office
Number of employees 1034 (277 full-time employees, 757 part-time employees)

As of March 31, 2020.