BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sweet Green Fields, the leading global producer of premium stevia extracts, officially announced a merger with its long-time supplier Zhejiang Green World through EPC Natural Products, the industry leader in identification, development and production of active natural ingredients. Now known as Sweet Green Fields Co., Ltd. (SGF), the consolidation creates one of the largest, privately held, and fully-integrated stevia ingredient companies.
SGF brings together a diverse team of science-based product development and supply chain experts with more than 75 years of combined experience in bringing naturally sweetened products to market. The previous management team led by Dean Francis, Sweet Green Fields Co., Ltd. CEO, remains intact and is joined by the EPC Natural Products team.
"With a comprehensive patented product portfolio and an expanded global stevia crop footprint, we are well positioned to help customers create extraordinary tasting and naturally-sweetened products people love," said Dean Francis, CEO of Sweet Green Fields Co., Ltd. "This unification drives forward our mission to continue creating innovative stevia solutions that inspire healthy living."
SGF sustains its go-to market strategy with direct sales and technical services, and the merger adds valuable distributor relationships that help the company maximize its global footprint. Through the remainder of the year and into 2016, the company is focused on supporting the new Intesse and Natrose Flavor product portfolios that were announced at the IFT 2015 tradeshow.
About Sweet Green Fields Co., Ltd.
Sweet Green Fields Co., Ltd. is one of the largest, privately held, fully integrated global stevia ingredient companies. The company integrates the scientific model in three key areas to create extraordinarily tasting naturally sweetened stevia products: Product Development & Formulation; Agriculture Research & Development, and Extraction & Supply Chain Excellence. With a vertically integrated stevia supply chain from seed to final sweetener, Sweet Green Fields Co., Ltd. markets natural sweeteners globally to food and beverage companies, and provides formulation assistance, with the ability to adjust the sweetness level to the highest and minimalist degrees. Sweet Green Fields Co., Ltd. has formulated reduced sugar applications in beverages, dairy, baking and confectionery. For more information visit www.sweetgreenfields.com.
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