Amira Nature Foods (NYSE:ANFI)
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Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the "Company") (NYSE: ANFI), a global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice, today announced that it will execute a renewed focus on its US basmati rice business segment. The Company has taken steps to reinvigorate its brands and expand US distribution.
The Company is creating a new import and distribution channel through an exclusive agreement with Reina Inc. (“Reina”). Reina is headed by Samuel Cortez, an 18-year veteran of retail and food service distribution in the United States. Reina’s staff will be based in California to enhance Amira’s distribution across retail and wholesale channels. In addition, Amira will be dedicating additional resources towards online sales.
"The US is a significant market opportunity for Amira and we believe that it has the potential to be a major growth driver for the Company," said Karan A. Chanana, Chairman of Amira Nature Foods. "We have always thought of the US as a strategically important market and are excited to be in a position to further build upon our existing efforts."
Further information on the Company, including an updated investor presentation and other information, can be found on the Company’s website at www.amira.net.
About Amira Nature Foods
Founded in 1915, Amira has evolved into a global provider of packaged specialty rice, with sales in over 40 countries today. Amira sells Basmati rice, premium long-grain rice grown only in certain regions of the Indian sub-continent, under their flagship Amira brand as well as under other third party brands. Amira sells its products primarily in emerging markets through a broad distribution network. Amira’s headquarters are in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and it also has offices in India, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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