Univar adds Kalsec’s hops ingredients to its distribution portfolio in the U.S.

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Univar already distributes Kalsec’s natural taste and sensory, colors, and food protection ingredients in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe.

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Ingredients distributor Univar Solutions Inc. (Downers Grove, IL) is now also distributing Kalsec Inc.’s (Kalamazoo, MI) hops ingredients in the United States. Per earlier distribution agreements, Univar already distributes Kalsec’s natural taste and sensory, colors, and food protection ingredients in Mexico, Colombia, and Europe.

“In 2023, we are excited to continue our successful collaboration by adding [Kalsec’s] advanced hop products to our specialty ingredients portfolio and offering strategic solutions and further flexibility to our customers,” said Kevin Hack, global vice president of food ingredients, Univar Solutions, in a press release. “We have dedicated industry resources and the infrastructure to support brewing and distilling, including incredibly talented sales and product management professionals; Solution Centers, which function as hubs for innovative beverage formulations; an unparalleled geographic footprint; and advanced logistics capabilities…”

Kalsec has been a leading supplier of hops ingredients to the brewing and beverage industries for more than 40 years, the firms say. Univar will now distribute Kalsec’s hop acids, kettle aroma extracts, customized blends, neat hop oils, and hop flavoring.

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