Riviana Strikes Deal for Specialty Grains and Rice Supplier

The company announced that its acquisition of InHarvest Inc. includes two production facilities in California.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

February 28, 2022

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Rice processor Riviana Foods is moving to purchase specialty grains, quinoa, and rice supplier InHarvest. Representative image.Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Rice products processor and marketer Riviana Foods entered into a definitive agreement to acquire premium specialty rice, quinoa, and grains producer InHarvest Inc., growing the firm’s geographic footprint and expanding its position in several end markets.

“The acquisition of the InHarvest business is an excellent fit and consistent with our strategic plan in the specialty value-added rice, quinoa, and grains market,” Riviana’s CEO and president Enrique Zaragoza said in a statement. “We are excited about this expansion as we also look forward to welcoming InHarvest’s employees to the Riviana team.”

Under the terms of the proposed transaction, Riviana will take on two InHarvest production facilities in California. The deal would also bolster the company’s position in the food service, ingredients/industrial, and retail/private label markets.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. Riviana and InHarvest expect the sale to close in April.

Last year Riviana sold most of its dry pasta business to Post Holdings-owned private brand food products manufacturer 8th Avenue Food & Provisions Inc.

About the Author(s)

John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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