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Univar, Cargill Reach Strategic Expanded Agreement for Select Food Ingredients Business Units

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), 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.

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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.

To learn more about the products, please visit Cargill.

About Univar

Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, working with leading suppliers worldwide. Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Univar delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio sustained by one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world. For more information, visit

About Cargill

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries/regions who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


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