Ajinomoto to Acquire U.S. Liquid Seasoning Company

Economy

Tokyo, Aug. 21 (Jiji Press)--Ajinomoto Co. <2802> said Wednesday that it will acquire a U.S. liquid seasoning company for about 3.8 billion yen to boost its seasoning sales in North America.

Ajinomoto will purchase a 50.1 pct stake in More Than Gourmet Holdings Inc. through its U.S. subsidiary Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America Inc.

The shares will be acquired on Thursday.

More Than Gourmet, based in Ohio, mostly sells commercial-use liquid seasonings made with meat, fish, vegetables and other ingredients, for dishes such as soup.

Ajinomoto hopes to utilize the U.S. company's distribution channels and boost its production efficiency.

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