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Givaudan buys Activ for organic flavors

by Alex Scott
January 23, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 4

The flavors and fragrances company Givaudan has acquired Activ International, a Swiss flavors maker that sells natural and organic flavors, including ones extracted from marine sources and vegetables. Activ has 170 employees and generated sales in 2016 of about $40 million. “Consumers around the world are increasingly demanding more natural and organic products from food and beverage companies,” says Mauricio Graber, president of Givaudan’s flavors division.

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