Private Ownership

Ventura Foods was formed in 1996 as a privately held joint venture between CHS and Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

a collaborative partnership

With the formidable resources and collaborative partnership of these two world-class parent companies, Ventura Foods is well-poised in the global marketplace.


CHS Inc. is ranked 69th on Fortune’s list of the top 100 companies and is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. In fiscal 2012, CHS achieved net revenue of $40.6 billion, and it has been one of Fortune magazine’s “most admired” whole food companies for eight years.


Mitsui multilaterally pursues business that ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing, through to the development of major international infrastructure and other projects in the following fields: Iron & Steel Products, Mineral & Metal Resources, Infrastructure Projects, Integrated Transportation Systems, Chemicals, Energy, Food Resources, Food Products & Services, Consumer Services, Innovation & Corporate Development Business.