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Brenntag Food & Nutrition and Cargill to expand their distribution relationship in UK & Ireland to include cocoa and chocolate


2nd April 2020

Effective 1st April 2020, Brenntag Food & Nutrition, UK & Ireland has been appointed as the sole distribution partner for Cargill’s industrial cocoa and chocolate portfolio. This partnership will allow customers to access their industrial chocolate distribution requirements from Cargill’s extensive portfolio including chocolate, coatings and fillings, cocoa butter, cocoa liquor and the Cargill Gerkens ® powder brand through the Brenntag Food & Nutrition, UK & Ireland network. 

This further strengthens the relationship between Brenntag Food & Nutrition and Cargill in the UK and Ireland, building upon the long-standing partnership the two organizations have enjoyed for starches, sweeteners and texturizing systems. The Cargill cocoa and chocolate product portfolio enhances Brenntag Food & Nutrition, UK & Ireland's rapidly expanding portfolio of specialty food ingredients.

Nicola Boulter, Director Brenntag Food & Nutrition, UK & Ireland, said: "We are delighted to form an alliance with Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate on their comprehensive range of products bringing together the expertise, infrastructure and creative innovation capabilities of Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition team and the overarching expertise of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate. We look forward to developing and broadening relationships with our existing and new customers, meeting the needs of their current and new product requirements and generating new product development projects". 

Brenntag Food & Nutrition UK and Ireland dedicated team of industry professionals is fully supported by Brenntag's UK Food Application & Development Center which works on the creation of innovative formulations, whilst keeping up to date with market trends and legislation.   

Inge Demeyere, Managing Director for Cargill’s chocolates and compound activities in Europe, adds: “Brenntag has a deep market understanding and a strong presence in the region. We are impressed by their facilities and capabilities and how they manage complex supply chains whilst remaining close to the customer. We are very excited about this collaboration, because it allows two global market leaders to join forces to better serve food manufacturers in the UK and Ireland”.