Deals Aplenty in Supply Sector as Firms Look to Meet Demands of Hungry CPGs

Frutarom, Naturex & others consolidate in raw materials, build scale to please demanding downstream customers

During the recession, many boutique food and dietary supplement ingredient suppliers found themselves without the capital to keep afloat. Loans were less than bountiful and investors were less than cordial. But, as global economic growth rebounds, a few like-minded ingredient companies have started to snatch up small specialists looking for a buyout, prepping themselves to satisfy the requirements of their increasingly fickle —and increasingly demanding—customers.

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