Univar Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services has entered into a strategic long-term agreement with Cargill’s Food Ingredients & Bio Industrial business in the United States and Canada. Customers will enjoy the combined value of Cargill’s respected product lines and Univar’s extensive distribution network and access to food innovators. As a leading ingredient provider in North America, Univar Food Ingredients serves as a trusted advisor in sourcing food ingredients to address today’s ever-evolving consumer preferences. Univar offers a diverse portfolio of specialty and commodity food ingredients from leading suppliers that support a variety of food and beverage categories and applications. Additionally, Univar is home to a consultative team of experts dedicated to providing recommendations on industry trends, regulatory issues and supply chain solutions. The Cargill food ingredients portfolio provides formulators access to products such as cocoa, chocolate, starches, sweeteners, texturizers and oils. This wide-range of ingredients supports trends in food formulation such as gluten-free, clean-label and “free-from” certifications. For Univar, this collaboration strengthens its portfolio of food ingredient brands and products in the bakery, prepared foods, meat, poultry and seafood, snacks, dairy and beverage categories.
“In a fragmented distribution network, expanding our business relationship with Cargill allows Univar to offer our customers an even broader selection of high-quality, innovative ingredients. This new agreement strengthens Univar’s position as a leading food ingredients provider and trusted advisor to food producers in a wide variety of categories. Our global reach, focus on safety, and technical formulation expertise provide a strong value for food formulation customers,” said Gerald Briand, Univar’s vice president of focused industries.
“This partnership will bring improvements to supply chain, e-commerce, technical applications support and other critical components that bring value to the overall customer experience,” said Pat Rogers, Cargill Incorporated’s commercial leader, North America – Food Ingredients & Bio Industrial.