Ingredient giants Leprino Foods and Univar Solutions agree distribution deal
Univar Solutions has been selected as the authorized US and Canada distributor of Leprino Foods’ nutritional ingredients and dairy products, including whey protein concentrate (WPC) and isolate, micellar casein and milkfat globule membrane (MFGM), lactose, and sweet whey.
The new partnership is hoped to provide enhanced access to Leprino Foods' products across North America and allow customers to benefit from Univar Solutions’ supply chain solutions and support.
Colorado-headquartered Leprino Foods is one of the largest mozzarella cheese producers and a supplier dairy ingredients such as lactose, whey protein and sweet whey. The firm operates across more than 55 countries, including the UK, Ireland, Wales, Brazil, Singapore and Japan.
Univar Solutions is one of the ingredient industry’s most prominent players. It owns one of the sector’s largest private logistics fleets and sales teams and provides market, regulatory and formulation advice as well as digital tools for product development.
Jason Eckert, senior vice-president and general manager for Leprino Foods, commented on the partnership: “We are excited to work with Univar Solutions as a trusted supplier and business partner, creating innovative dairy products for the evolving food and nutrition marketplace. Innovation, food safety, and global responsibility are at the heart of our success, and we're impressed that this aligns with their dedication to helping customers create pioneering food ingredient solutions while demonstrating their commitment to sustainable operations and practices.”
Kevin Hack, global vice-president of food ingredients for Univar Solutions, added: “Our relationship with Leprino Foods provides customers expanded access to more of the in-demand ingredients needed to remain atop health-conscious consumers' shopping lists.
“With an unwavering commitment to collaboratively match our suppliers' products with customer needs and our significant North American distribution footprint, we can help Leprino Foods expand their reach while providing customers the support and solutions needed to overcome their dairy formulation challenges.”