Caldic and Cargill expand their exclusive distribution partnership in France
Rognac, 20/11/23 - Caldic and Cargill have signed an agreement which makes Caldic’s French food division, Arlès Agroalimentaire, the exclusive distribution partner in France for Cargill’s complete Gerkens® cocoa and chocolate range for food manufacturers in France. As a result of this agreement, Arlès Agroalimentaire expands its offering for the French bakery, savory, confectionery, dairy, nutritional and beverage markets.Arlès Agroalimentaire is part of the Caldic Group, and this addition of the cocoa and chocolate product range comes after more than 60 years successful partnership with Cargill’s texturizers portfolio. This addition is effective as of January 1, 2021 Arlès Agroalimentaire, with more than 100 years experience, is well-established in the French food market. Arlès Agroalimentaire, a renowned solution provider in the fields of texture, color, taste and inclusions, delivers technical and application support to food customers thanks to its product development lab. This agreement will enable Arlès Agroalimentaire to bring innovative cocoa and chocolate solutions to market.
“The addition of the Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate portfolio complements perfectly our current specialty product range ”, says Pierre Boulanger, managing director of Arlès Agroalimentaire. “After several decades of success on Cargill Texturizers product range, the agreement that will offer Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate’s products to our customers is an exciting development. Our account managers and customer service teams are looking forward to offering customers the broadest range of products and application solutions that will contribute to making their businesses a success.”
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 France. Caldic’s excellent approach to customer service and the way they develop solutions for their customers is second to none and matches Cargill’s own offering. We are very excited about this agreement, as it allows us to join forces to better serve food manufacturers in the country.”
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