Delicatessen Trade Show 2018: Introduction of Latest & Featured Japanese Bento and Prepared Meal
Nov 08, 2017

TOKYO --( ASIA TODAY )-- At “Delicatessen •Trade Show 2018 (DTS2018)”, the concurrent show of “Supermarket Trade Show 2018”, “Bento and Prepared Meal Awards” is held every year as a special project. “Bento” is a home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine.

The award is to honor outstanding products among entered bento and prepared meals from all over Japan, and the award-winning products and their information will be displayed during DTS2018. Also, a food court where visitors can actually taste some award-winning products is provided.

The award, which will be held for the seventh time this year, started accepting entries from June 1st, 2017 and received more than 50,000 entries (entries are closed on September 30th, 2017). The document screening was completed by October 18th and the final screening will be held (taste-screening) on November 14th and 15th.


  • Supermarket Trade Show 2018 (SMTS2018)
  • Duration: February 14th (Wednesday) to 16th (Friday), 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    *The last day will close at 4:00pm.

  • Venue: Makuhari Messe (Using all facilities 72,000 sqm with other 3 exhibitions)
  • Organizer: New Supermarket Association of Japan
  • Admission: JPY5,000 *Only charged to visitors without an invitation ticket. Only Industry participant and those over 18 years old are permitted.
  • Visitors: About 86,768 ( The year of 2017 with other 3 exhibitions)
  • Other events during the show: SMTS2018 Special Project ; “Future Store ‘NOW’ - Continuous study of near future supermarket” (visit to for more details) /  Reception party / Stages / Professional seminars
  • Concurrent Show :
    -The 13th Kodawari Food Fair 2018 (An exhibition highlighting unique specialties from all over Japan)
    -The Delicatessen Trade Show 2018 (An exhibition providing the latest information on ready meals industry)
    -The 3rd GAISYOKU FOOD TABLE 2018 (An exhibition for the food service industry)

    About Organizer
    New Supermarket Association of Japan
    Sakurai Bldg.4F, 3-19-8 Uchi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0047
    Tel:+81-3-3255-4825  Fax:+81-3-3255-4826
    Foundation: 1958 (Became an Incorporated Association in 1963. Renamed from Japan Self Service Association in Sep. 2010.)
    Chairman: Kiyoshi Yokoyama (CEO of ARCS COMPANY, LIMITED)
    Members: About 330 regular members (about 6,000 stores), about 880 supporting members (as of Apr., 2017)
    Contents of Business Operation: Conducting surveys, research, educational training and qualifying examination, issuing publications, organizing exhibitions, business matching project and etc. all concerning supermarkets.

    For inquiries:
    New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ) for Foreign Media
    (rJp Marketing Communications)
    Telephone: +81-3-5830-7213

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