USA – Cargill’s Food Ingredients & Bio Industrial business and Univar, a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services have announced a long-term agreement for select food ingredients business units.

Univar’s extensive distribution network and access to food innovators will complement Cargill’s approach to expand markets, leverage expertise, mobilize data, scale up sustainability and deliver corporate responsibility impact.

The partnership targets to benefit customers who are set to enjoy combined value of Cargill’s product lines and Univar’s wide distribution network which guarantees fast, reliable service in the US and Canada.

To address the changing consumer tastes and preferences around the globe, Univar serves to establish a strong distribution channel of food ingredients.

Cargill joins a group of leading suppliers who have benefited from Univar’s intensive supply chain.

It offers a wide portfolio of specialty and commodity food ingredients, offering reliable supply to a variety of food and beverage categories and applications.

As a trusted advisor and consultative expert, Univar proves its dedication to providing recommendations on industry trends, regulatory issues and supply chain solutions.

According to Gerald Briand, Univar’s vice president of focused industries, despite fragmented distribution network, expanding their business relationship with Cargill allows the company to offer customers a broader selection of high quality, innovative ingredients.

The new agreement strengthens Univar’s position as a leading food ingredients provider and trusted advisor to food producers in a wide variety of categories.

To provide a strong value for food formulation customers, they were aiming for a global reach, giving safety, technical formulation expertise an upper hand.

“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.