Morinaga & Company, Ltd. (森永製菓株式会社, Morinaga Seika Kabushiki-gaisha) is a confectionery company in Tokyo, Japan, in operation since August 15, 1899. Their products include candy and other confectioneries.
The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. With their brand of melodic pop, they charted a score of hit recordings on the American Top 40, becoming leading exponents of the soft rock or adult contemporary genre and ranking among the foremost recording artists of the decade. It has been estimated that The Carpenters’ album and single sales total more than 100 million units, easily making them part of the list of best-selling music artists.