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Ingredion to acquire Penford for approximately $340 million

Acquisition will expand Ingredion’s specialty ingredients portfolio

Westchester, Ill.-based Ingredion Inc., a global ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Penford Corp., a Centennial, Colo.-based leader in specialty ingredients for food and non-food applications.


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Comax Flavors launches savory combinations flavor line

Savory combinations appeal to shifting U.S. taste palates

The combination of shifting U.S. cultural demographics caused by the growing Hispanic and Asian populations and younger consumers’ desire for flavorful foods and beverages has led to an increased interest in savory ingredients, including herbs and spices, according to Comax Flavors.


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IFT 2014 post-show report

Exhibitors highlight beverage ingredients for dietary needs

The Institute of Food Technologists drew more than 16,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals to New Orleans June 21-24 for the 2014 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo.


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Sensient Natural Ingredients launches Chili Blends collection

Company plans more on-trend flavor launches throughout the year

Sensient Natural Ingredients, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corp., has launched a new Chili Blends collection, which includes seven authentic dry chili blends inspired by the flavors of Latin America, India, Morocco, Thailand and the United States.


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R&D News: July 2014

Beverage ingredient companies invest in new products and facilities

Glanbia Nutritionals, Carlsbad, Calif., signed an agreement with Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Fort Lee, N.J., to exclusively distribute its CapsiAtra ingredient in target markets in the United States.


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ADM to acquire Wild Flavors

$3.1 billion acquisition will add flavor systems to ADM’s portfolio of specialty ingredients

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), Decatur, Ill., announced its plans to acquire Wild Flavors GmbH, Zug, Switzerland, giving ADM the ability to offer food and beverage companies a comprehensive suite of systems to enhance and improve their products, the company says.


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R&D News: June 2014

New sweetener partnerships, approvals shake up formulator options

USA unveiled a new website, asepticusa.com, and mobile application, titled Aseptic Solutions Beverage Creator.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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