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IMCD acquires food ingredients distributor in India

1:26 AM MDT | April 2, 2015 | Deepti Ramesh

IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals, says that it has completed the acquisition of Kushalchand (Mumbai), a distributor of food ingredients to the fast growing processed food industry in India. Kushalchand, which was established in 1922, was...


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