Ardent Mills completes acquisition of Firebird Artisan Mills’ assets

By Gill Hyslop

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The bolt on of Firebird Artisan Mills' assets will help Ardent Mills diversify its portfolio. Pic: GettyImages/minoandriani
The bolt on of Firebird Artisan Mills' assets will help Ardent Mills diversify its portfolio. Pic: GettyImages/minoandriani

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Over the next several months, the Firebird Artisan Mills brand and products will be fully integrated into Ardent Mills, enabling the flour-milling and ingredients specialist to bolster its nutrition offerings to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse consumer set.

The acquisition of Firebird Artisan Mills – a North Dakota-based gluten-free grain and pulse miller – builds on Ardent Mills’ existing specialty ingredient portfolio. It also provides additional supply chain assurance and bolsters the capabilities in Ardent Mills’ R&D, technical, food safety and quality assurance teams.

‘Strengthening our capabilities’

“As we partner with our customers in the specialty ingredient and gluten-free space, we continue to strengthen our capabilities with a portfolio of solutions that our customers depend on and trust,”​ said Angie Goldberg, chief growth officer, Ardent Mills.

“Integrating the Firebird Artisan Mills products and expertise into Ardent Mills will maximize the synergies in our offerings and enhance the customer experience.”

Ardent Mills is committed to transforming how the world is nourished. As the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, we cultivate the future of plant-based solutions to help our customers and communities thrive.

Denver-headquartered Ardent Mills’ operates more than 40 facilities in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, employing 100+ certified millers to produce a diverse range of specialised organic and gluten-free flours, quinoa and pulses that answer today’s trajectory drive towards plant-based nutrition. The company’s is deeply rooted in communities throughout North America, supporting thousands of local jobs that contribute billions of dollars to local economies.

We’ve made tremendous progress in our growth strategy this year and are very excited to add the Firebird Artisan Mills team to the Ardent Mills family,” ​added Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills.

“Together, we will continue to bring nutritious solutions to our customers and communities.” 

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