Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Ardent buying gluten-free miller

Ardent Mills said it plans to buy the assets of Firebird Artisan Mills, which processes pulses and specialty grains at Harvey, North Dakota, about 240 km south of Brandon, Man.

Ardent and Firebird — the latter today owned by Kansas City-based holding company Agspring — are “continuing with due diligence” and expect to close a deal by the end of this year. No financial terms were revealed.

Firebird produces more than 30 gluten-free flours and also kosher and organic flours.

Denver-based Ardent has three locations in Ontario..