The employee-owned company introduced itself as an organic export business in 1994. As the US organic market began to take shape in 2000 with an approaching federal regulatory program, the company reinvented itself as an importer of value-add ingredients to service North American clients.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Ciranda is now a leading supplier of certified organic, non-GMO and fair-trade ingredients with expertise in gluten-free flours and starches; syrups and sweeteners; cocoa and chocolate; sustainable palm oils; coconut; and lecithin.
A spokesperson for the company said its customers range from small, mission-based startup brands, to the nation’s largest organic manufacturers in the food, beverage, personal care and functional nutrition markets.
With its headquarters in Hudson, Wisconsin, the company operates with 50 employee-owners. CEO and founder, Hans Friese, says “After 25 years, Ciranda is strong, growing, and still committed to delivering innovative organic solutions to our customers in the natural products industry.”