Global bakery ingredient manufacturer and distributor Dawn Food Products, Inc. has completed a deal with Ardent Mills, a leading flour supplier in North America, to acquire its mix facility in Burlington, Ontario and sweet goods business in Canada. This strategic business decision expands Dawn’s reach to its Canadian customers, according to Dawn Foods.
“The acquisition of Ardent Mills’ Burlington plant will provide increased access to our industry-leading products for our Canadian customers,” said Carrie Jones-Barber CEO of Dawn Foods. “As we continue to focus our business on bakery ingredients, expanding our capabilities in Canada allows us to deliver our targeted insights, innovations, products and bakery expertise to even more bakeries across the country, empowering them to achieve their aspirations.”
This acquisition allows both companies to continue to focus on their core capabilities: Dawn on its bakery ingredient offerings and Ardent Mills on its flour business. The deal between Dawn and Ardent Mills closed on June 21, 2019.
Ardent Mills will continue to supply flour to this facility under Dawn’s ownership.
“This mutually beneficial acquisition allows us to step away from sweet ingredient mixes and concentrate on flour and savory mixes,” said Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills. “Our team members and customers in Canada will be well taken care of by Dawn and we are committed to a smooth transition.”