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Cargill consolidates North American ingredients distribution network with six partners

November 20, 2018
Food & Drink

Cargill’s food ingredients and applications business has consolidated its ingredients distribution network in the US and Canada with six North American distribution partners – Univar Inc., Gillco Ingredients, International Food Products Corporation, Batory Foods, Pearson Sales Company and St. Charles Trading, Inc.

The move seeks to optimize customer experience, streamline the supply chain and create a platform to generate sustainable growth through a select group of committed channel partners, according to Cargill.

“In today’s rapidly changing marketplace, our customers need industry-leading distributor partners who can augment our in-house expertise with broad product portfolios for one-stop convenience, regulatory support, flexible lead times and minimum order quantities,” says Pat Rogers, Commercial Leader in Cargill’s North America food ingredients business. “We’re confident these partners can deliver on those expectations, bringing added value to our customers.”

The following six channel partners make up Cargill’s food ingredients distribution network:

• Univar is to distribute a broad range of Cargill’s products, including starches, specialty sweeteners, texturizers, cocoa and chocolate, and edible vegetable oils and fats. Univar’s distribution agreement extends throughout the US and Canada.
• Gillco is to continue its US distribution of Cargill products, with a focus on organic, label-friendly and specialty product lines.
• International Food Products, an established player in the US dairy segment, is to continue to offer Cargill ingredients suited for those applications.
• Longtime distributor partners Batory Foods, Pearson Sales Company and St. Charles Trading, Inc., will remain as authorized US distributors for those legacy Cargill food ingredient portfolios they have carried in the past.

In addition to these six core distributors, Cargill continues to support additional distributors for other channels such as food service, retail and confectionary chocolate.

“These six partners will be powerful contributors to our business, bringing improvements to our North American supply chain, e-commerce, technical service expertise and other components critical to our customers’ success,” Rogers continues.

“By consolidating our regional distribution channels, our customers will be able to benefit from the unique strengths these distributors bring to the table,” she adds.

Source: Food Ingredients First

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