Ardent Mills acquires US chickpea supplier Hinrichs to meet growing demand for pulses

US — Ardent Mills, a leading flour milling and grain handling company, has completed the acquisition of Hinrichs Trading Company, a US-based chickpea sourcing, cleaning and packaging business. Based in Pullman, Wash., HTC operates across five locations in Washington and Montana and boasts of more than 30 years of experience in the production and supply of chickpeas. The company also has long-term production contracts with chickpea growers across US production areas. Ardent Mills said the acquisition represents another step in the company’s strategic plan to expand its specialty ingredient capabilities…

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Ardent Mills eyes acquisition of chickpea processing firm Hinrichs Trading Company

US – North America’s leading flour supplier Ardent Mills has announced its intention to acquire the operations of US-based chickpea sourcing and processing firm, Hinrichs Trading Company as part of the company’s strategy to diversify its portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Pullman, Washington, Hinrichs  oversees production and processing of chickpea products across five locations in Washington and Montana With a Hinrichs acquisition, Ardent Mills is looking to further invest in its speciality ingredient capabilities, building upon its existing wheat flour business. “Ardent Mills and Hinrichs Trading Company share a strong…

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Ardent Mills invests in retail packers to address demand in baking industry

USA – The premium flour and ingredients company Ardent Mills, has made significant updates and investments to its retail capabilities including the addition of new retail packers in the Northeast and Midwest regions and production of smaller retail pack sizes to address booming demand in the baking industry. To meet customer’s needs on the East Coast and nationwide, Ardent Mills added a retail packer to the company’s existing operations in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania, which has been fully operational since July 1. The Mt. Pocono Mill is currently producing small pack options such…

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Ardent Mills to acquire Andean Naturals’ quinoa operations

USA – Flour-milling and ingredient company, Ardent Mills has entered into an agreement to acquire Andean Naturals’ quinoa sourcing, cleaning and packaging operation in, California, US for an undisclosed sum. Based in Yuba City, California – where it operates its US ancient grains facility – Andean Naturals is a leading importer and wholesaler of quinoa and a champion of the traditional quinoa growers of Bolivia’s Altiplan. Its quinoa refining facility is in La Paz, Bolivia.  Ardent Mills said that the acquisition is part of the company’s strategy of further investing…

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Ardent Mills appoints Angie Goldberg as its first Chief Growth Officer

USA – Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company has named Angie Goldberg to the newly created position of Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Ardent Mills created the position to help the company focus on innovation, transformation and change to sustain meaningful value for customers, vendors and team members. As a key strategic addition to the leadership team, Ardent noted that Angie will be a driver of delivering consistent value to customers all part of the Organization’s plan for long-term, diverse and sustainable growth. “Angie brings deep knowledge of the…

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Ardent Mills signs 25-year sustainable energy deal with US Solar to cut costs

USA – Flour-milling and ingredient company, Ardent Mills has signed a 25-year energy agreement with US Solar to purchase 1.8 million kWh annually under a subscription plan. The deal, which supports US Solar’s Goodhue County, Minnesota solar gardens, is expected to reduce energy costs at its mill in Hastings, Minnesota. Jeff Zyskowski, vice-president of supply chain at Ardent Mills and the senior leadership team sponsor regarding sustainability said that the agreement strengthens the company’s ambitions of investing sustainably. “These projects are in line with our commitment to sustainable energy and…

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Ardent Mills acquires Oregon elevator to expand organic capabilities

USA – Ardent Mills has announced that it has acquired a grain elevator in Klamath Falls, Oregon, expanding its capabilities in organic and specialty grains in the market. The investment whose financial details were not disclosed, was made through The Annex by Ardent Mills, a business unit of Ardent Mills that is cultivating the future of specialty grains and plant-based ingredients. According to the company, the elevator which is located near its community mill in Stockton, California and mix plant in Arlington, Oregon, enhances the company’s ability to support growers…

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Ardent Mills sells Canada ingredient mix facility to Dawn Foods

CANADA – Leading flour supplier, Ardent Mills has agreed to sell its ingredient mix facility in Burlington, Ontario to Dawn Food Products Inc., a global bakery ingredient manufacturer and distributor. Dawn will take over ownership of the facility while Ardent Mills will continue to supply it with flour to serve the sweet ingredients business. The Burlington facility makes a variety of mixes, including bread, brownie, cake, cookie, Danish, donut, muffins, pie crust and pizza dough serving the industrial, institutional and wholesale markets. “This mutually beneficial acquisition allows us to step…

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Ardent Mills unit The Annex inks exclusive quinoa partnership

USA – The Annex by Ardent Mills (The Annex), a specialty grains and plant-based ingredients unit of Ardent Mills has formed a new partnership with Colorado Quinoa, LLC to clean, mill and market quinoa grown in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. Ardent Mills will support Colorado Quinoa in providing customers with US-grown quinoa including stable pricing, scalable supply, sustainability and traceability back to local farms. Colorado Quinoa will offer comparable taste, color, size and cook volume to varieties of South American white quinoa, with the added benefits of a stable supply…

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Ardent Mills expands specialty grains capabilities at Denver mill in US

USA – North America’s leading flour supplier, Ardent Mills has unveiled plans to expand flour milling and production capabilities at its Denver mill in the United States. In addition to flour milling, the company will clean and pack intact grains, pearl barley and dehull heirloom grains like emmer, einkorn and spelt, according to World Grain report. More farmers are seeking to bring these grains to market, according to Ardent Mills, and the company is seeing increasing demand from its customers in segments such as artisan baking, brewing and distilling, food…

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