ADM Acquires New Cocoa Powder Line

ADM Acquires New Cocoa Powder Line


Archer Daniels Midland Company today announced the acquisition of the Cook cocoa powder line from World's Finest Chocolate. The Cook powders, ranging from naturals to highly alkalized, will be integrated into ADM Cocoa's wide-range of premiere De Zaan® cocoa powders.

“We are excited for the opportunity to work with the Cook customers, and are confident they will be very pleased with our quality De Zaan cocoa powders,” stated Mark Bemis, President, ADM Cocoa. “With cocoa facilities located around the globe, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, ADM Cocoa brings unmatched assets and expertise to all its customers.” Adding variety to the Company’s cocoa powder line is another way that ADM draws on its resources to help customers meet today’s consumer demands and envision tomorrow’s needs.

About ADM

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is a world leader in agricultural processing and fermentation technology. ADM is one of the world's largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is also a leader in the production of soy meal and oil, ethanol, corn sweeteners and flour. In addition, ADM produces value-added food and feed ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 25,000 employees, more than 250 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005 of $35.9 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM's Web site at

DeZaan is a registered trademark of Archer Daniels Midland Company.

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