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Morinaga Nutritional Foods Acquires Tofurky and Moocho

Tofurkey and its sister brand Moocho, specializing in plant-based products, were acquired by Morinaga Nutritional Foods.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

February 10, 2023

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Morinaga Nutritional Foods has acquired Tofurky and its sister brand, Moocho. Image courtesy of Tofurkey

Tofurky, a leading manufacturer of plant-based meats in the US, today announced that Morinaga Nutritional Foods has acquired the company and its sister brand, Moocho.

With the acquisition of Tofurky, Morinaga Nutritional Foods will own the #3 retail brand for plant-based meats in the US.

Morinaga, the US-based manufacturer of Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, has been the tofu supplier for Tofurky products for 17 years. Tofurky will continue manufacturing products at its sustainably focused facility in Hood River, OR, where Morinaga Nutritional Foods plans to increase operational excellence with technical staff to maximize capacity.

“We’ve been working with the team at Morinaga for nearly two decades, and over that course of time realized the multiple synergies our organizations have across our businesses – from supply chain and operations to new product development targets,” said Jaime Athos, president and CEO of Tofurky. “We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved thus far as an independent and family-operated company, but as we enter our next stage of growth, Morinaga will provide the platform needed to help us expand more aggressively in the US and beyond.”

Morinaga Nutritional Foods manufactures shelf-stable tofu, sold in both retail and foodservice with a focus on aseptic packaging, offering tofu as an ambient finished good with considerable shelf life.

“Tofurky has a proven track record of success in the US and is a significant player in the plant-based category with many loyal fans,” said Hiroyuki Imanishi, president and CEO of Morinaga Nutritional Foods. “We’re excited to help bolster both Tofurky and Moocho’s presence in the US while strengthening manufacturing efficiencies and boosting new product development to meet ever-increasing marketplace demand.”

In addition to Tofurkey’s facility, Morinaga operates a tofu manufacturing facility in Tualatin, OR, and a sales and R&D office in Torrance, CA.

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