Tate & Lyle has announced that it has acquired Sweet Green Fields (SGF) – a leading global stevia solutions business.
This acquisition should bring a broad portfolio of stevia products and a fully integrated stevia supply chain to Tate & Lyle including leaf sourcing, leaf varietal development, established agricultural programmes and cost-efficient manufacturing.
It is expected to strengthen Tate & Lyle’s position as a leading provider of innovative sweetener solutions with the capabilities to create foods and beverages that are lower in sugar and calories and with cleaner labels for customers across the world. It will also extend Tate & Lyle’s presence in the faster-growing Asia Pacific region with dedicated stevia production and research and development facilities located in Anji, China.
Nick Hampton, Chief Executive, Tate & Lyle, said: “Sweet Green Fields is an exceptional business with a leading portfolio of stevia solutions, a strong team of stevia experts and an impressive, fully-integrated supply chain. We are delighted to take our relationship to the next level by bringing Sweet Green Fields into the Tate & Lyle family.