Kanro Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells confectionery and food products including candies, gummies, and ingredient-driven snacks as well as throat drops. Founded in 1950, sales at Kanro Co., Ltd. were ¥21.30 billion (US$191.74 million) during the year ended December of 2017. Kanro Ball was the first candy product in Japan that was individually wrapped by machine. It started selling in 1955 as Kanro candy. Origin of company name is the sweet dew from heaven, from the story of China , and it is Kanro written in katakana notation in order to be familiar with children. The corporate slogan used to be “Creates the future from sugar” but changed to “Sweeten the Future” in 2017. Kanro has over 500 employees.