Cargill, Univar enter distribution agreement

by Jeff Gelski
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The partnership with Univar should improve supply chain, e-commerce and technical applications support in Cargill’s Food Ingredients & Bio Industrial business.

DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. — Cargill’s Food Ingredients & Bio Industrial business in the United States and Canada has entered into an agreement with Univar Inc., the two companies reported Feb. 20. The partnership will combine Cargill’s product lines, including cocoa, chocolate, starches, sweeteners, texturizers and oils, with Univar’s distribution network and access to food innovators.

Pat Rogers, Cargill
Pat Rogers, Cargill’s commercial leader, North America – Food Ingredients & Bio Industrial

“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’s commercial leader, North America – Food Ingredients & Bio Industrial.

Minneapolis-based Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services. Downers Grove-based Univar is a global chemical and ingredient distributor.

“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,” said Gerald Briand, Univar’s vice-president of focused industries. “This new agreement strengthens Univar’s position as a leading food ingredients provider and trusted adviser to food producers in a wide variety of categories.” 
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