Flavour creation facility

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced that it will open a new, state of the art flavour creation, application and customer service facility in Cranbury, New Jersey in the US in October.

Extreme chewing gum

Bompas & Parr is building an artisanal chewing gum factory at Meet d3, which is held at the Dubai Design Centre from 2-4 April, where people will be able to create up to 40,000 flavour combinations in the 10m by 10m micro-factory. Each visitor will be able to choose and combine 200 familiar and unusual […]

Ingredients portfolio strengthened

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Specialty Commodities Inc, a leading originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains, for $191m (including $95m in working capital), subject to post-closing adjustments. “We are continuing to expand our specialty ingredients portfolio to better […]

ADM names new chief exec

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced that Juan R Luciano will be the company’s next chief executive officer, effective 1 January 2015. He has also been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Luciano currently serves as president and chief operating officer responsible for leading and running the company’s global operations. Luciano will […]

Ingredients distributor acquisition

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc, an originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains, for US$170m, subject to post-closing adjustments. “One of the ways we are improving returns and reducing the volatility of our earnings is through the expansion of […]


ADM acquires flavours business

Archer Daniels Midland Company has completed the acquisition of Wild Flavors GmbH. “One of the most important ways we are working to increase returns and reduce earnings volatility is through the growth of our specialty ingredient offerings,” says ADM chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz. “These high-value products provide the opportunity for increased margins and strong […]

Flavours company acquired

Archer Daniels Midland Company is to acquire Wild Flavours. The move will give ADM the ability to offer food and beverage companies a range of systems to enhance and improve their products. In an all-cash transaction valued at approximately €2.3 billion enterprise value, ADM will pay €2.2 billion to Wild Flavors shareholders Dr. Hans-Peter Wild […]

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Packaging sales team expands

Faerch Plast, a European manufacturer of plastic packaging for the food industry, has appointed three new business development managers for the South, North East and North West. Darren Percy is new business development manager for the South and joins Faerch Plast from Benson Box where he was national account manager. Richard Wild is responsible for […]


Ingredients firm expands

Wild, a manufacturer of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industries, is expanding its facilities in Berlin, Germany and Valencia, Spain. Last year the company purchased land from the real estate company Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin totaling around 6,500 square metres. The area is located on the Spree river and is directly opposite the company grounds. […]

Wild berry fruit fillings

Puratos has launched its new Topfil range of fruit fillings for its bakery, patisserie and chocolate customers. The range includes up to 60% wild fruit sourced from the Baltic forests. Puratos has selected wild berries for its fruit filling range. Consumer tests and sensory taste panels show a preference for wild berries over cultivated berries, […]

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