Sep 11, 2014

Ajinomoto to acquire U.S. frozen foods maker Windsor

Ajinomoto Co. said Wednesday it will acquire U.S. frozen food maker Windsor Quality Holdings LP for about $800 million (about ¥84 billion) in a bid to increase its presence in the vast North American market. A U.S. subsidiary of Ajinomoto, known widely as the ...

Ajinomoto looks to take 'umami' worldwide

Jun 26, 2014

Ajinomoto looks to take 'umami' worldwide

by Andrew Noel

Ajinomoto Co., the creator of monosodium glutamate flavoring more than 100 years ago, plans acquisitions and is looking to expand in Poland as it seeks growth in frozen food and seasoning in Europe and the United States. “We’ve been successful in growing frozen food ...

Food pair plan noodle JVs in India, Nigeria

Dec 19, 2013

Food pair plan noodle JVs in India, Nigeria

Ajinomoto Co. and Toyo Suisan Kaisha Ltd. have agreed to set up joint instant noodle ventures in India and Nigeria to meet growing demand and challenge their foreign rivals, the two companies said Wednesday. Ajinomoto, the nation’s leading food additive and seasoning maker, and ...

Oct 17, 2013

Ajinomoto to up Hondashi price; first rise since '90

Ajinomoto Co. said Thursday it will raise prices of its Hondashi bonito-based seasoning by 6 to 7 percent for the first hike since 1990. The markup will start with shipments on Jan. 4, the major seasoning maker said. Hondashi is one of the firm’s ...