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Blommer Chocolate to be sold to Japanese company

Nov 20, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Blommer Chocolate is being sold to Japanese ingredient company Fuji Oil Holding, ending three generations of family ownership of the iconic cocoa manufacturer.

Blommer, founded in Chicago in 1939, announced Monday that all of its business entities, including its five manufacturing operations, will be purchased by Fuji Oil, a global supplier of oil, fat and chocolate, among other ingredients.

The purchase price is $750 million, according to public filings by Fuji, which trades on the ...