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.
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 www.adm.com.
DeZaan is a registered trademark of Archer Daniels Midland Company.
ADM Media Relations