FlavorSum has announced the acquisition of Meridian Flavors, a U.S.-based flavor manufacturer specializing in natural, non-GMO and organic flavors.
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The acquisition is part of FlavorSum’s strategy to expand resources that support the needs of small, mid-sized and emerging food and beverage companies. Meridian's portfolio of sweet and dairy flavors for bakery and snacks adds to the existing FlavorSum portfolio.
Meridian Flavors is the fifth company joining FlavorSum following the 2020 mergers of National Flavors, GSB & Associates and Bonnie & Don Flavours, and the 2021 addition of Whittle & Mutch.
Following the close, the Meridian Flavors customers will continue to receive flavor creation, production and distribution services under the direction of the FlavorSum team through its facilities in North America.
Brian Briggs, FlavorSum CEO, said, “Our commitment to providing solutions for our customers through organic growth, significant investments, and strategic acquisitions remains a top priority. With the onboarding of Meridian Flavors, we strengthen our ability to support our customers’ goals through talent, capabilities and flavor offerings.”
Briggs added, "FlavorSum and Meridian Flavors have alignment on core values and a commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience. We look forward to bringing our capabilities and portfolios together to help our current and future customers achieve their growth goals.”
Richard Lane, president and owner at Meridian, said, “We’re thrilled to be joining the FlavorSum platform. We’ll have more flavor and application capabilities to offer customers. And the resources such as insights expertise and regulatory support will improve our ability to meet our customers’ current needs and expand relationships with new solutions and offerings.”
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