Smucker acquires ancient grain supplier

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ORRVILLE, OHIO — The J.M. Smucker Co. has acquired Enray, Inc., a Livermore, Calif.-based manufacturer and marketer of organic, gluten-free grain products.

Enray’s products include sprouted and non-sprouted grains, pasta and cookies, most of which are sold under the truRoots brand.

“This acquisition strengthens and adds to the breadth of our natural foods business, extending it beyond the leadership position we currently hold in the natural and organic beverages category,” said Richard Smucker, chief executive officer. “The addition of the truRoots brand and its organic quinoa and other ancient grain products provides an on-trend, compelling product platform across the rapidly growing gluten-free market.”

The acquisition includes a manufacturing facility in Livermore, Calif. Enray had net sales of more than $45 million during the last year, but details of the transaction were not released.

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