Univar and Kerry launch taste agreement 28th August 2018
Univar, a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, has announced an agreement with Kerry Ingredients & Flavours to distribute its taste portfolio in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. As an internationally recognised and trusted brand, Kerry provides the largest, most innovative portfolio of taste and nutrition technologies, systems and functional ingredients.
“Working with Kerry marks the first time Univar has aligned our highly functional taste portfolio to be provided by a European manufacturer,” said Simon Atkins, Univar’s food ingredients industry director, EMEA. “With Kerry’s brand recognition in a number of product markets, their portfolio enables us to further enhance our ‘taste solutions’ offering for all food manufacturing sectors.”
Since commissioning its first dairy and ingredients plant in Listowel, Ireland, in 1972, Kerry has grown to become the industry’s leading provider of technology-based ingredients and solutions for all sectors of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets.
“Our products are used to provide signature taste and improved nutrition in some of the world’s favourite consumer foods, across all food and beverage categories,” said Bruce Clague, general manager, Kerry Taste & Nutrition UK & IRL. “Working with Univar will enable us to access a larger marketplace than we currently cater to and we are confident that Univar’s reach and know-how will be an important asset for us in this regard.”
In today’s rapidly changing food industry, keeping up with food trends like “free-from” and the consumer demand for transparency and safety, Univar recognizes the need to be at the forefront of innovation. Univar’s team of highly experienced experts offer a competitive advantage by providing extensive research and product development for customers. Additionally, Univar offers in-depth food market knowledge and understanding by helping customers achieve the latest food innovations to meet increasing demand. Most of all, Univar understands the importance of food safety and is committed to reducing environmental impact with more sustainable options.