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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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Katy Askew | 25 Sep 2014

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.

Julian Ryall | 15 May 2014

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.

just-food.com | 22 Oct 2010

Commodity costs may not be reaching the levels seen in 2007 but there are signs of growing pressure on food manufacturers. In this month's just-food interview, Groupe Doux CEO Guy Odri explained why the poultry giant is urging retailers to push through price increases. Elsewhere this week, Yakult failed in its attempt to get EU clearance for health claims, food ingredients maker Ajinomoto defended aspartame from the critics and Mars Inc explained it is planning to realign its chocolate business worldwide.

just-food.com | 16 Jul 2010

This week M&S had its AGM, whose shareholder questions are always a source of humour. However leaving questions over Sir Stuart Rose's Russian spy heritage and problems about its socks falling apart "as soon as you look at them" alone, here's this week in quotes.

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Ben Cooper | 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.

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Andy Coyne | 3 Dec 2018

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

Simon Harvey | 16 Oct 2018

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

Dean Best | 14 Mar 2018

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

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 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.

Dean Best | 22 Aug 2017

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

Dean Best | 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.

Helen Arnold | 15 May 2017

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

Helen Arnold | 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.

Katy Askew | 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.

Dean Best | 27 Apr 2017

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

John Shepherd | 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.

Katy Askew | 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. 

Katy Askew | 17 Nov 2016

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

Dean Best | 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.

Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

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

Katy Askew | 2 Nov 2016

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

Ben Cooper | 18 Oct 2016

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

Dean Best | 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.

Katy Askew | 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.

Hannah Abdulla | 13 May 2016

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

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Dean Best | 21 Apr 2015

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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