Andrew Noel

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Ajinomoto eyeing further acquisitions in Europe

Business / Corporate Jul 21, 2015

Ajinomoto eyeing further acquisitions in Europe

Ajinomoto Co., the Japanese maker of flavors and food ingredients, has posted an executive in Europe to hunt for acquisition targets in the region, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The executive joined Ajinomoto's European headquarters in the last couple of weeks, ...

Ajinomoto looks to take 'umami' worldwide

Business / Corporate Jun 26, 2014

Ajinomoto looks to take 'umami' worldwide

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 that ...