Cargill and Caldic expands their partnership with cocoa and chocolate in the Nordics
Caldic and Cargill expand their exclusive distribution partnership in the Nordics with cocoa and chocolate portfolio Access to the complete sensory range of Gerkens® cocoa powders and a wide assortment of chocolates, coatings and fillings for Nordic customersCopenhagen, July 1, 2019 - Caldic and Cargill have signed an agreement, making Caldic Ingredients the exclusive distribution partner in the Nordic countries for Cargill’s complete cocoa and chocolate product range for food manufacturers in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. As a result, Caldic expands its offering for the Nordic bakery, savory, confectionery, dairy, nutritional and beverage markets.
After 60 years of successfully cooperating for the cocoa and chocolate range in the other Nordic countries, Caldic and Cargill now expand their partnership into Denmark. Caldic’s food innovation centers in Copenhagen and Knislinge are equipped to design functional food solutions for customers and develop innovative concepts following the latest market trends. The market-focused account managers and food technologists have repeatedly proven to create value for customers by offering customized solutions to specific application needs.The distribution agreement includes Cargill’s leading Gerkens® cocoa powder brand, as well as its broad chocolate range, which includes a variety of chocolate inclusions, coatings and fillings.
“The addition of the Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate product portfolio complements our existing specialty product range in perfectly”, says Steen Nordmark, Commercial director of Caldic ingredients in the Nordic.
Inge Demeyere, Managing Director for Cargill’s chocolate and compound activities in Europe, adds: “Caldic has a deep market understanding and a strong presence in the Nordics – and we have also been very impressed by their facilities in the region. Caldic’s excellent customer service and the way they develop solutions for their customers is second to none and matches Cargill’s own offering and customer approach. We are very excited about this agreement as it allows us to join forces to better serve food manufacturers across the Nordic.”
Caldic is a full-service distributor engaged in the production and distribution of solutions in Food, Industrial-, Health & Personal Care and Technical markets. With entities in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, its strengths lie in its global network combined with local expertise, giving the flexibility to answer local needs and build domestic partnerships. Operating with in-house warehouses, production facilities, test centers, and technical expertise, the company provides tailored solutions that contribute to customers’ business successes.
Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve their purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, they connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.
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About Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate
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 transparent 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. For more information, visit cargillcocoachocolate.com.