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Ajinomoto lifts sales, earnings forecasts

5 Aug 2020

Ajinomoto, the Japan-based consumer foods and food ingredients major, has upped its forecasts for its current financial year and key metrics, citing a boost from Covid-19.

Nestle, Barilla join China Food Tech Hub centred on start-up development

7 Jul 2020

The China Food Tech Hub, a collective of global corporations launched last year to foster the development of Chinese start-ups, has attracted new members.

Ajinomoto announces unusual joint venture with Accenture

8 Nov 2019

Ajinomoto, the Japan-based food and ingredients major, is to form an unusual joint venture that will use technology to make its corporate functions more efficient.

Ajinomoto acquires US-based French sauces maker More Than Gourmet

22 Aug 2019

Japanese food and ingredients business Ajinomoto has acquired a controlling stake in a US-based producer of French sauces and broths. 

Ajinomoto plans to build halal-based plant in Malaysia

13 Aug 2019

The Malaysian arm of Japan's Ajinomoto plans to construct a new plant to supply halal-based food products.

Ajinomoto issues profit warning

21 Feb 2019

Japan-based ingredients supplier and packaged food manufacturer Ajinomoto has cut its forecasts for annual sales and profits.

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.




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