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Ajinomoto to build new soup factory in Japan

3 Dec 2018

Ajinomoto, the Japanese consumer foods and ingredients group, has announced it is to build a new soup manufacturing facility.

Ajinomoto consolidates food operations to boost margins

16 Oct 2018

Japan-based food group Ajinomoto is consolidating operations as part of a restructuring exercise in a bid to raise profit margins.

Tyson to sell Circle Foods arm to Ajinomoto

14 Mar 2018

Tyson Foods is to sell US arm Circle Foods to Japan-based group Ajinomoto.

Ajinomoto to make changes to Japan R&D function

15 Dec 2017

Japan-based food and ingredients group Ajinomoto is to make more changes to its domestic business, with moves to consolidate the research and development within its home food products division.

Ajinomoto buys US medical foods firm Cambrooke Therapeutics

10 Nov 2017

Japan-based food and ingredients group Ajinomoto has snapped up US medical foods supplier Cambrooke Therapeutics from investors Galen Partners and Seventure Partners.

Sustainability at heart of Ajinomoto's global ambitions

13 Oct 2017

Ben Cooper looks at how Japan food and ingredients group Ajinomoto’s approach to sustainability ties in with its broader ambitions to become a leading force on the world food stage.

Ajinomoto eyes Myanmar expansion

2 Oct 2017

Ajinomoto, the Japan-based food and ingredients group, is looking to expand its business in Myanmar after restarting the local packaging of products in the country.

Japan's Ajinomoto to shake up domestic production

29 Sep 2017

Japan-based food and ingredients group Ajinomoto is to revamp parts of its domestic manufacturing base in a bid to improve productivity and profitability.

Ajinomoto buys full control of Turkey's Kukre

22 Aug 2017

Ajinomoto has struck a deal to buy full control of Turkish condiments and canned food supplier Kükre.

Ajinomoto to buy Labeyrie Fine Foods unit

26 Jul 2017

Ajinomoto has struck a deal to acquire French frozen food supplier Labeyrie Traiteur Surgelés as part of the Japanese food and ingredients group's strategy to "strengthen" its consumer-facing business in Europe.

Ajinomoto FY profits down

15 May 2017

Japan-based frozen food-to-seasonings manufacturer Ajinomoto has reported a fall in annual profits.

Ajinomoto embarks on frozen-food push in France

11 May 2017

Increasing demand among French consumers for Japanese food has prompted Tokyo-based frozen food-to-drinks and seasonings manufacturer Ajinomoto to launch eight of its products in the European country.

Ajinomoto invests in new US frozen facility 

27 Apr 2017

Ajinomoto Windsor, the North American arm of Japanese food giant Ajinomoto, has announced plans to build a new appetiser production facility in Joplin, Missouri.

Ajinomoto sells Missouri plant to US group Today's Foods

27 Apr 2017

Japanese giant Ajinomoto is to sell a plant in the US to local manufacturer Today's Foods.

Ajinomoto invests in Israel plant-based ingredient firm Hinoman

27 Mar 2017

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.

Ajinomoto 'targeting Europe for further M&A'

7 Feb 2017

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. 

Ajinomoto acquires Turkey's Örgen from Yildiz

17 Nov 2016

Japanese food giant Ajinomoto has acquired Örgen Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret, a Turkish food manufacturer that produces the Bizim Mutfak brand. 

Ajinomoto cuts forecasts on forex

11 Nov 2016

Ajinomoto, the Japan-based food and ingredients group, has cut its forecasts for annual sales and earnings, citing exchange rates as a factor.

How will Trump's presidency affect the global food industry? 

9 Nov 2016

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. His eleventh-hour election success defied the pollsters as first the key swing state of Florida fell, followed by North Carolina, Ohio and finally Pennsylvania. With big business largely backing Clinton, pundits are framing Trump's win as further evidence of disillusionment with the so-called political and business classes. just-food examines the implications of the election result for the global food sector. 

Ajinomoto acquires stake in Africa's Promasidor

9 Nov 2016

Japanese food group Ajinomoto has acquired a 33.33% stake in pan-African food group Promasidor Holdings for US$531m. 

PepsiCo, Ajinomoto 'competing for Promasidor stake'

2 Nov 2016

PepsiCo and Ajinomoto are reportedly among the bidders aiming to take a stake in African dairy company Promasidor. 

Ajinomoto, Toyo Suisan Kaisha end Nigeria venture

18 Oct 2016

Japanese food groups Ajinomoto and Toyo Suisan Kaisha are ending their joint venture in Nigeria.

Ajinomoto to invest in Thai seasonings production

30 Aug 2016

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.

Ajinomoto sales, earnings dented by forex 

29 Jul 2016

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.

Ajinomoto to sell stake in spice maker Gaban to House Foods Group

13 May 2016

Japanese food group Ajinomoto has accepted a offer for its stake in local seasonings business Gaban Co. from House Foods Group.

Ajinomoto expands production of Masako in Indonesia

25 Feb 2016

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%. 

Ajinomoto to expand operations in Mississippi

18 Jan 2016

Frozen food maker Ajinomoto is adding a new production line at its facility in Oakland in the US state of Mississippi.

Ajinomoto posts H1 jump in sales, profits

6 Nov 2015

Japanese seasonings and food maker Ajinomoto has reported a jump in profits for the first six months of its fiscal year.

Ajinomoto invests US$20m in US frozen rice capacity 

5 Oct 2015

Ajinomoto is investing US$20m to expand its frozen rice production as it works to grow its business in North America. 

Indonesia - the key macro issues facing FMCG firms

30 Sep 2015

Indonesia is south-east Asia's largest consumer market and is central to the growth strategy of many an international packaged food manufacturer eyeing or operating in the region. However, Indonesia's economy has slowed in recent years, hitting consumer spending, while there are concerns over issues from infrastructure to regulation. just-food gives a run-down of the issues in Indonesia strategy executives need to consider.

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