A new company.
A great new era for grain.
Watch the Welcome Video
A new company.
A great new era for grain.
Watch the Welcome Video
Welcome to Ardent Mills™, a new company, born from two industry pioneers, ConAgra Mills® and Horizon Milling®. A company dedicated to helping you grow in a challenging marketplace. A company that offers the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products, customized to meet your needs and backed by unrivaled technical support, customer service and supply assurance.
Our ground-breaking products, responsive services and can-do people are here for you—to help you respond to changing consumer preferences, drive top-line growth, improve profitability and manage commodity risk.
Ardent Mills™ is proud to be the new home of the Robin Hood® brand flour, oats and bakery mixes for the industrial, foodservice and commercial channels.
We are Ardent Mills, working with you for the good of grain.
At Ardent Mills™, we're nourishing what’s next in a great new era for grain.
We’re nourishing customers with the industry’s most robust pipeline of grain-based ingredients and services that will help you meet the changing demands of your consumers.
We’re nourishing consumers by proudly standing at the forefront of a grain revolution with the industry’s largest portfolio of traditional and specialty flours and whole grain products, including groundbreaking innovations like Ultragrain®, GrainWise® Wheat Aleurone, Sustagrain®, Ancient Grains, Sprouted White Whole Wheat Flour, and Wheat Select® White Spring Whole Wheat.
We’re nourishing the earth with a commitment to sustainable practices including repurposing byproducts, deploying natural gas trucks, running energy-efficient mills and reducing waste.
With wide-ranging consumer insights, culinary creativity, extensive R&D capabilities, along with responsive technical and application support, Ardent Mills gives you access to the industry’s most robust pipeline of grain-based ingredients and services. We draw on these capabilities to help you develop foods that appeal to consumers’ changing wants and needs, from artisan breads and improved nutritional profiles to food safety and unique products.
With a long history in the milling and grain industry, we know that ingredient selection is only the first step in product development. That’s why Ardent Mills has a team of technical specialists strategically located across the country ready to provide on-site, timely formulation and production solutions.
Ardent Mills helps customers optimize manufacturing efficiency and keep their businesses running smoothly with technical service offerings that include:
Developing delicious, creative food products is at the core of your business. That’s why we employ chefs that are as passionate about creating great food as our customers are. They support your new product development process with artistic and thoughtful concepts that tap into culinary, demographic and lifestyle trends.
Working with our expert team and state-of-the-art facilities, our clients can develop and perfect new food offerings. Our test kitchen provides the perfect opportunity to take risks with new ideas, particularly for mass production clients needing access to a scaled-down production environment. Once the product has been perfected in our kitchen, our technical services team works to duplicate it in a large-scale, real-world production facility.
Our customers benefit from the resources, facilities and expertise that keep Ardent Mills on the cutting edge of food innovation. We bring together the best and brightest in the fields of culinary, nutrition science, food technology and consumer insights in a collaborative, high-energy environment where inspiration becomes innovation. Our global reach and resources make your product development cycle run smarter and faster, from ideation and scale-up through consumer validation, product launch and beyond.
Our industry leading R&D offerings include:
As an industry leader, Ardent Mills is on top of emerging trends and changing consumer sentiments, along with the sensory and societal forces that shape purchasing decisions. Customers can rely on us for actionable insights that affect their businesses.
Ardent Mills has the flour milling assets, sourcing capabilities and operational flexibility to offer you the options you need and the assured delivery of consistent premium quality ingredients. From harvest and beyond, our wheat sourcing and scale allow us to make optimal use of wheat varieties, manage old-crop to new-crop transitions and respond quickly to changing market conditions.
Our food safety, engineering and packaging experts understand how raw materials behave in prepared-food systems. Let them field your questions about flour selection, packaging choices and anything in between.
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1909Robin Hood’s first flour mill opens in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, founded by Francis Atherton Bean, president of International Milling
1913Oat mill built at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
1929Opening of Saskatoon flour mill
1940Opening of Humberstone Mill (Present day Port Colbourne). Robin Hood mills send thousands of tones overseas as foreign aid.
1952Purchase of Montreal flour Mill
1973Oat mill added at Saskatoon. Commercial bakery mix business purchased.
1992An unmatched, state-of-the-art baking mix facility opens in Burlington, Ontario.
2002Horizon Milling LLC was formed as a joint venture uniting the flour milling expertise of Cargill and CHS.
2004The Montreal flour mill expansion project is completed, increasing milling capacity by 33%
2006Horizon Milling G.P. is formed to purchase the grain-based foodservice and industrial businesses of Smucker Foods of Canada Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.M. Smucker Company and licenses the rights to Smucker’s Robin Hood® brand for use in Canadian foodservice and industrial channels.
2009Celebrated 100 year anniversary of flour milling in Canada
2011Announcement came that a new flour mill will be built in Guelph Ontario
2013Ardent Mills is publicly announced as a proposed joint venture between ConAgra Foods, Cargill and CHS.
2013We announce the Ardent Mills Way, our vision and values, recognizing that we are united by our passion to nourish our customers with the highest quality ingredients.
2013The journey continues when we announce Denver as the Ardent Mills future headquarters.
MAY 29, 2014Ardent Mills’ opening celebrates the many parts coming together to make a stronger whole. Fields of possibility lie ahead of our employees, customers and communities.