National Flavors LLC, a Kalamazoo, Mich.-based flavor producer, welcomes Bonnie & Don Flavours (B&D), a Mississauga, Ontario-based creator of flavors, extracts and essential oils to the Riverside Flavor Platform — a group established by The Riverside Co, Chicago. B&D's solid reputation for quality and service in the Canadian market gives the newly formed matchup complementary capabilities to expand flavor solutions to customers throughout North America. B&D Flavours is the third company to become part of the Riverside platform and the first outside the United States, National Flavorssaid.

“We are excited to continue our growth both organically and through strategic [mergers and acquisitions]. We are fortunate to have guidance and input from our Flavor & Specialty Ingredient Advisory Board,” said Brian Briggs, Riverside Flavor Platform CEO.

According to National Flavors, the advisory board of flavor industry experts provides value-added advice to support Riverside’s inorganic growth strategy. B&D Flavours follows the initial platform acquisition of National Flavors in February and GSB & Associates, which joined the platform in June.

“B&D Flavours has strong cultural and value alignment with National Flavors,” said B&D CEO Don Poole. “Our team’s flavor expertise and knowledge of the Canadian market pair well with NF’s experience in the U.S.”

B&D Flavours will continue offering flavor research, creation, production and distribution services out of a newly renovated facility in Mississauga, Ontario, National Flavors said.

"We’re looking forward to building our partnership with B&D Flavours and continuing to invest in their strong Canadian presence,” said Briggs. “The combination of two great cultures, deep flavor platforms and local production facilities enables us to provide solutions [that] help our customers achieve their growth goals.”