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”.
About Brenntag Food & Nutrition:
Brenntag Food & Nutrition, part of the Brenntag Group, is a leading provider of food ingredients to the marketplaces around the globe. We built a reputation of partnering with the best suppliers of ingredients and additives and deliver right to our customers’ needs and requirements. With more than 900 dedicated employees, a presence in 77 countries and 29 application and development centers, Brenntag Food & Nutrition provides technical expertise, tailor-made formulation and application solutions, a broad portfolio of specialty and commodity ingredients and profound industry know-how in the segments meat, poultry & fish processing, bakery & bread, dairy & ice cream, beverages, chocolate & confectionary, convenience food and fruit & vegetable processing. Brenntag Food & Nutrition makes its business partners “Sense the difference”.
Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.
About Cargill’s global cocoa and chocolate business
Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate provides high quality cocoa and chocolate more sustainably throughout the world and brings our customers peace of mind, integrity and excitement. With balanced efforts on security of supply, sustainability projects and sensory expertise, we create a wide range of outstanding standardized and custom-made products and services. In addition, we provide our customers with extensive market knowledge. We grow a robust, fair and transparent supply chain, from bean to bar, eager to continuously shape industry standards. To ensure a more sustainable supply of quality cocoa beans, Cargill established our own sourcing and trading operations at origin in Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Indonesia. Our Cargill Cocoa Promise underlines our commitment to enable farmers and their communities achieve better incomes and living standards. Our team of 3,600 passionate cocoa and chocolate experts work across 54 locations