Ardent Mills, Denver, CO, a flour-milling and ingredient company, announced that it plans to purchase Hinrichs Trading Co., a North American chickpea sourcing, cleaning, and packing company. The move aligns with Ardent Mills’ strategic plan to invest in specialty ingredients and diversify its portfolio of solutions. The two parties expect the deal to be completed in April 2021.

Hinrichs Trading is a family-owned company headquartered in Pullman, WA, and operates ve locations in Washington and Montana. The company has 30 years of experience in the chickpea industry from the first introduction of the ingredient in the US. The two companies expect to help customers bring more innovative products to market, particularly to serve consumer demand for plant-based and specialty ingredients. (5/21)