Nutrition Business Journal

SunOpta and Hain Celestial Keep the Acquisitions Coming

Private equity firm charts a national plan for organic and natural bakery.

The natural and organic food industry’s two biggest consolidators—one follow ing a branded product strategy and the other vertical integration—added to their portfolios in 2004-5.

Following the acquisition of four businesses in 2003, SunOpta Inc.’s Food Group nearly doubled that score last year, buying the remainder of Organic Ingredients Inc.; an oat fiber processing facility from General Mills Bakeries; and five distributors: Kofman- Barenholtz, Su

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