Ingredion will become the exclusive global distributor of SeeGen’s stevia-based sweeteners starting in February.
Ingredion (Westchester, IL) and SweeGen (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) announced earlier this month they have entered into a distribution agreement for SweeGen’s stevia sweeteners. Under the agreement, Ingredion will become the exclusive global distributor of SweeGen’s stevia sweeteners in all countries except for one. In China, Ingredion will be a non-exclusive distributor of the ingredients.
“SweeGen’s nature-based products, made from stevia leaf extract, represent the next generation of stevia sweeteners,” said Anthony DeLio, Ingredion’s chief innovation officer, in the agreement announcement. “Along with our current sweetener offerings, these great-tasting sweeteners give us even more options to help our customers develop on-trend products that meet consumer demands for healthier foods and beverages with less sugar.”
Ingredion will begin distributing SweeGen’s ingredient in February, initially in the United States, and subsequently in other countries as they are granted the necessary regulatory approvals.
“We are excited about the prospects of our promising and expansive partnership with Ingredion,” said Steven Chen, CEO of SweeGen. “Their strong go-to-market expertise and customer base complement our demand-driven R&D and manufacturing capabilities.”