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Univar and Kalsec expand distribution partnership: ‘We’re helping shape the future of food through ingredient innovation’

Univar and Kalsec expand distribution partnership: ‘We’re helping shape the future of food through ingredient innovation’

Univar, which supplies speciality ingredients and chemicals, has secured an exclusive agreement to bring Kalsec’s taste and sensory, colours and food protection ingredient solutions to an additional market.

Univar Solutions said that the excusive distribution deal will strengthen its ingredients portfolio. Kalsec products, derived from natural herbs, spices and vegetables, are translated into ‘easy-to-use’ liquid extracts.

“The growing relationship between Univar Solutions and Kalsec illustrates our strength in and commitment to the savoury sector. By bringing Kalsec’s complete line of natural extracts, colours, and food protection ingredient solutions to our significant customer base in the United Kingdom and Ireland, we’re helping shape the future of food through ingredient innovation and recipe development,”​ said Kevin Hack, global vice president of food ingredients for Univar Solutions.

“Adding these innovative and high-quality ingredients to our portfolio in this region, along with our best-in-class service, technical expertise, and reliable and resilient supply chain, we can further help our customers bring their product vision to life.”

Univar Solutions offers customer support including recipe development and co-creation with its chefs and culinary and technical food scientists. It also provides ‘extensive research and product development’ support at global Solution Centres.

A deepening partnership

The arrangement builds on existing partnership agreements between Univar and US-based Kalsec in other European countries, including Poland and the Nordics. The groups also work together in Latin American countries including Mexico.

Univar Solutions stressed it is committed to working with ‘premier suppliers’ like Kalsec, a certified B Corp that meets the ‘highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability’.

“Kalsec is delighted to expand our relationship and distribution agreement with Univar Solutions in Europe,”​ said James Smith, vice president and managing director – Europe, for Kalsec. “In addition to optimizing our route-to-market and serving new customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, it also supports our purpose of unlocking the potential of people, nature, and science to nourish the world.”

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Joey Yak Pieper

Joey Yak Pieper is a journalist at Flaunt Weekly

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