Ajinomoto is an international food and food ingredients corporation. Founded by Saburosuke Suzuki II in 1917, Ajinomoto is a public company, listed on the Tokyo stock exchange as TYO:2802. The head office for Ajinomoto is located in Tokyo, Japan.
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Japanese seasonings and frozen food manufacturer Ajinomoto is expanding its overseas footing. The company became the US's largest ethnic food maker in the frozen category when it acquired Windsor Quality Holdings earlier this month. The deal significantly ramps up Ajinomoto's North American presence - but it is just one step on the group's path to becoming a "global speciality company". Katy Askew reports.
Japanese food manufacturers are targeting countries in south-east Asia as key export markets. As they extend their presence in the region, Japan's food exporters hope to benefit from the perceived sophisticated, fashionable and healthy image of Japanese food products. Julian Ryall reports.
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Japanese frozen food-to-seasonings giant Ajinomoto said it is to invest US$15m in Hinoman and take on the exclusive sales rights in Japan for the Israel plant-based food firm's Mankai ingredient.
Japanese frozen food-to-seasonings giant Ajinomoto reportedly wants to grow its business in Europe, with plans to expand in the region via a US$1.3bn M&A war chest.
Japanese food giant Ajinomoto has acquired Örgen Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret, a Turkish food manufacturer that produces the Bizim Mutfak brand.
Ajinomoto, the Japan-based food and ingredients group, has cut its forecasts for annual sales and earnings, citing exchange rates as a factor.
Japanese food group Ajinomoto has acquired a 33.33% stake in pan-African food group Promasidor Holdings for US$531m.
PepsiCo and Ajinomoto are reportedly among the bidders aiming to take a stake in African dairy company Promasidor.
Japanese food groups Ajinomoto and Toyo Suisan Kaisha are ending their joint venture in Nigeria.
Ajinomoto, the Japanese food group, is to spend THB800m to expand production and improve efficiency at a plant in Thailand to meet growing demand in the country.
Japanese seasoning giant Ajinomoto booked lower sales and earnings for the three months to 30 June, with forex dragging down the contribution from its international businesses.
Japanese food group Ajinomoto has accepted a offer for its stake in local seasonings business Gaban Co. from House Foods Group.
Japanese seasonings giant Ajinomoto Co. is investing JPY3.2bn (US$28.5m) to expand production capacity of its Masako seasoning brand in Indonesia by 30%.
Frozen food maker Ajinomoto is adding a new production line at its facility in Oakland in the US state of Mississippi.
Japanese seasonings and food maker Ajinomoto has reported a jump in profits for the first six months of its fiscal year.
Ajinomoto is investing US$20m to expand its frozen rice production as it works to grow its business in North America.
Ajinomoto, the Japan-based food group, is reportedly looking for acquisitions in Europe as part of plans to expand rapidly through M&A.
This week's rundown of the latest financial results include a profit warning from TreeHouse Foods, an increase to profit forecasts at Post Holdings and a clutch of Japanese companies reporting their first-quarter results.
This week, Nestle said it was withdrawing its Maggi noodle brand in India after a food safety scare that has seen local authorities insist the product has elevated levels of lead. Elsewhere, Abbott Laboratories was tied up in a class action lawsuit over its Similac product with allegations it is misleading consumers since the product contains non-organic ingredients. Elsewhere Nomad Holdings confirmed it is in acquisition talks with Findus Group. just-food visited the Free-From Expo in Barcelona this week and spoke to Warburtons among others. We also interviewed the CEO at Divine Chocolate. Here is the week in quotes
Japanese food group Ajinomoto intends to “accelerate the expansion of its frozen food business in North America” and is investing JPY3bn (US$25m) to open a frozen noodle plant in the US.
Japanese food giant Ajinomoto has announced it is to enter the Indonesian bread market, with domestic sales scheduled to start in Augut 2016.
Japanese food manufacturer Ajinomoto has reported an increase in profits for the year.
Japanese food manufacturer Ajinomoto has announced plans to appoint a new president and CEO.
Japan-based food group Ajinomoto has reorganised its operations in North America in the wake of last year's acquisition of US ethnic foods supplier Windsor Quality Holdings.
Japanese food group Ajinomoto has reported an 8% increase in nine-month profits, helped by higher earnings from its overseas operations.
Tesco's admission it had over-stated profits stunned the market on Monday, the latest chapter in a troubling period for the UK's largest retailer.
Amid significant pressure on profits from its Splenda sucralose business, UK-based food ingredients group Tate & Lyle has this morning (21 April) announced plans to try to "maximise returns".
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