Cargill consolidates food ingredient distribution network in U.S, Canada

Move optimizes customer experience, streamlines supply chain and creates a platform to generate sustainable growth.

November 15, 2018

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Cargill consolidates food ingredient distribution network in U.S, Canada
Cargill Inc.

Cargill’s food ingredients and applications business has chosen six North American distribution partners: Univar Inc., Gillco Ingredients, International Food Products Corp., Batory Foods, Pearson Sales Co. and St. Charles Trading Inc. The move optimizes customer experience, streamlines the supply chain and creates a platform to generate sustainable growth through a select group of committed channel partners, the company said.

“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,” said 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 ingredient distribution network:

  • Univar will 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 U.S. and Canada.

  • Gillco will continue its U.S. distribution of Cargill products, with a focus on organic, label-friendly and specialty product lines.

  • International Food Products, an established leader in the U.S. dairy segment, continues to offer Cargill ingredients suited for dairy applications.

  • Longtime distributor partners Batory Foods, Pearson Sales and St. Charles Trading will remain authorized U.S. distributors for those legacy Cargill food ingredient portfolios they have carried in the past.

In addition to these six core distributors, Cargill will continue to support additional distributors for other channels such as foodservice, 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 said. “By consolidating our regional distribution channels, our customers will be able to benefit from the unique strengths these distributors bring to the table.”

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