National Flavors, B&D Flavours, and GSB Flavor Creators Unite as FlavorSum | Financial Buzz

National Flavors, B&D Flavours, and GSB Flavor Creators Unite as FlavorSum

National Flavors, LLC, Bonnie & Don Flavours, ULC, and GSB Flavor Creators — companies with solid reputations for quality flavors, extracts, essential oils, and industry-leading customer service — are joining forces under a new name, FlavorSum.

The three companies became members of the Riverside Flavor Platform in 2020. As FlavorSum, the unification expands the Company’s ability to provide the flavor solutions, expertise, responsiveness, and infrastructure that growing food and beverage companies need to accelerate success.

“The value of the combined strengths of National Flavors, Bonnie & Don Flavours, and GSB Flavor Creators is far greater than the sum of the parts of our organization. We’re building on a long heritage of exceptional customer service, innovation, and operational excellence,” said Brian Briggs, FlavorSum CEO. “We will help our customers improve speed to market, extend their in-house capabilities and expertise, and provide unmatched reliability for on-time delivery performance.”

  • FlavorSum will maintain flavor research, creation, production, and distribution through two state-of-the-art facilities, including pilot plants, in Kalamazoo, Michigan (formerly National Flavors) and Mississauga, Ontario (formerly Bonnie & Don Flavours).
  • The Company is launching three solutions brands: FlavorSum Access for flavor sourcing; FlavorSum Collaborate to connect customers with formulation, efficiency, and compliance experts; and FlavorSum Discover for market trends, consumer insights, and proprietary consumer research.

“FlavorSum is more than a new name,” said Briggs. “We’ve created a solutions-based business model that represents a significant step forward in our plan to grow organically, and through strategic M&A. With operations in the U.S. and Canada, innovative platforms, and teams relentlessly committed to customer success, we’re fueling our goal to be a disruptive force in the flavor industry.”

About FlavorSum

FlavorSum represents 100+ years of challenging the status quo, making flavor sourcing more efficient, effective, and enjoyable and helping North American customers solve flavor challenges and achieve growth goals. The Company is an innovative developer and supplier of flavor solutions for a wide range of food and beverage applications.

About The Riverside Company

The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has made more than 650 investments. The firm’s international private equity and structured capital portfolios include more than 110 companies.


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