16/12/2019 | Ingredients

Cocoa and Chocolate: Caldic and Cargill conclude distribution partnership for Germany and Austria

Caldic Ingredients Deutschland will be the exclusive distribution partner for Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate for the German and Austrian food industry. This expansion comes on the heels of the recently announced partnership for Cargill starches, sweeteners and texturizers. Consequently, Caldic will be expanding its product range within the confectionery, ice cream, baked goods, ready-made meals, dairy products, food and beverage market segments.

Caldic Ingredients Deutschland is a part of the Caldic Group and serves the food, life science and industrial applications market segments. In Europe, Caldic and Cargill have long-standing and successful cooperation.

In July, Cargill invested USD 200 m to diversify its starches and sweeteners portfolio produced at its Krefeld/Germany site, by switching the processing facilities focus from corn to wheat. The move reflected the changing market dynamics in the nutrition and packaging space, such as increased demand for protein-rich foods and paper packaging.

In August, Cargill ramped up its interest in Puris, the largest North American producer of pea protein and a key supplier to Beyond Meat, with an additional USD 75 m investment. This investment enables Puris to more than double its pea protein production using an existing Minnesota facility and to keep pace with the increasing demand for its pea proteins, starches and fibres.