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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Ardent Mills to close four US flour mills for operating efficiency

USA – US-based leading flour supplier, Ardent Mills has announced that it is closing close four U.S. flour mills to reflect the analysis of current and prospective flour demand, with a goal to enhance operation efficiency, reports World Grain. The mills have a combined milling capacity of 23,600 cwts and are located in Macon, Georgia; Rush City, Minnesota, U.S.; Loudonville, Ohio; and Red Lion, Pennsylvania. Based on 2019 Grain & Milling Annual data, the aggregate capacity to be shuttered equates to 4.8% of Ardent Mills’ 490,800 cwts of U.S. flour…

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Ardent Mills to build new US$62m flour mill and grain storage facility in US

USA – Ardent Mills, supplier of flour and specialty products for the bakery industries is set to build a new flour mill and grain storage terminal at Port Tampa Bay, in the state of Florida. According to Tampa Bay Times, the company plans to spend about US$62 million in the construction of the plant which will replace the old ConAgra flour mill north of Amalie Arena. The new plant, which will have a full-time staff of 31, is expected to become operational in 2021. “The project is expected to take…

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Ardent Mills posts rise in income in the second quarter

USA – Ardent Mills LLC has posted improved income and financial results in the second quarter following a weak first quarter, based on a Securities Exchange Commission filing by Conagra Brands, Inc. According to the Form 10-Q filed Jan. 3, equity method investment earnings of Conagra in the second quarter ended Nov. 25 were US$37.7 million, up from US$20.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The quarterly results included a US$15.1 million gain (US$11.6 million after taxes) from the sale of an asset by the Ardent Mills joint…

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Ardent Mills partners Arcadia Bioscience to develop innovative wheat varieties

USA – Ardent Mills LLC, North America’s leading flour-milling and ingredient company and Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. have announced a new collaboration to develop and commercialize innovative wheat varieties. According to the companies, the first project focuses on extending the shelf life and improving the flavor of whole wheat products. The storage life of whole wheat flour can be extended by slowing the enzymatic processes that reduce shelf life using patented Arcadia trait technology. In addition to reducing waste, the milled flour oxidises more slowly, minimizes bitterness thus helps improve the…

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Ardent Mills names Chris Meyerpeter as new CIO

USA – Ardent Mills, supplier of multi-use flours and whole grains in the North American market has appointed Chris Meyerpeter as new Chief Information officer and a member of the company’s senior leadership team. According to the company, Meyerpeter will play the role of overseeing the information technology function, reporting to John Barton, chief financial officer. He will also ensure that the company delivers on its IT strategy, goals, objectives and at the same time provide the company with long-lasting solutions based on innovative technology. The strategy will help deliver…

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