Merisant

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Merisant
Type Private
Industry Industrial organic chemicals
Headquarters Chicago
Key people Paul Block (CEO)
Products Equal
Canderel
PureVia
Owners Wayzata Investment Partners and others
Website www.merisant.com

Merisant Company is a United States manufacturer of artificial sweeteners, including Equal and Canderel.

The company was formed from Monsanto Company's tabletop sweetener business, which was acquired by a group of investors in 2000.

Merisant is privately held and headquartered in Chicago.

The Whole Earth Sweetener Company is a wholly owned subsidiary, which markets low-calorie sweeteners based on erythritol and stevia extract.[1]

In January 2009, Merisant Worldwide filed for bankruptcy to restructure and invest in its new stevia-derived sweetener PureVia,[2] emerging the following year.[3]

In addition to PureVia, Equal and Canderel, Merisant markets its products under 18 other brands in over 90 countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FAQ
  2. ^ Merisant files for bankruptcy, FoodNavigator.com, January 12, 2009
  3. ^ "Merisant Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy". Business Wire. January 11, 2010. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 

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