CJ Spam or CJ CheilJedang Spam is the product of CJ Corporation, a South Korean conglomerate holding company headquartered in Seoul.
The company comprises numerous businesses in various industries of food and food service, pharmaceutics and biotechnology, entertainment and media, home shopping and logistics. CJ Group was originally a branch of Samsung until it separated in the 1990s.
Spam was introduced to Korea by the US army during the Korean War, and domestic production started in 1987. CJ CheilJedang manufactures the brand with technical cooperation from the US company Hormel.
In Korea, Spam is a side dish that is especially popular as a gift during the Lunar New Year and Chuseok holidays.
In 2006, 20 years after the product’s launch in Korea, annual sales hit the 100 billion won mark. Its popularity continued to soar, with annual sales reaching 300 billion won in 2016. As of 2017, Spam’s market share reached 50 percent.
As of March 2019, around 18.7 percent of respondents stated that CJ Spam was the canned ham brand they used the most.
According to Statista; koreaherald.com and en.wikipedia