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Ardent Mills puts focus on pulse- and plant-based ingredients with acquisition of Hinrichs Trading Company


Denver – Flour-milling and ingredient company Ardent Mills has acquired Hinrichs Trading Company, which specializes in chickpea sourcing, cleaning and packaging.

With this move, Ardent Mills intends to help customers bring innovative products to market to meet growing consumer demand for pulse- and plant-based ingredients.

“We are very pleased to reach today’s milestone and to welcome the talented Hinrichs Trading Company team to the Ardent Mills family,” said Dan Dye, chief executive officer, Ardent Mills, in a news release. “Together, we will bring nutritious grain-based and specialty ingredient solutions to our customers and help further nourish our communities.”

“Hinrichs Trading and the Hinrichs family feel that the Ardent Mills’ team will help move the pulse industry above and beyond all expectations we have had for our farmers and our customers,” said Phil Hinrichs, chief executive officer, Hinrichs Trading Company. “The future is very exciting.”

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