Univar Inc. (Univar Solutions), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced that Axiom Foods, Inc. ("Axiom Foods") has chosen Univar Solutions as its preferred distributor for the United States. The agreement includes the complete line of Axiom Foods rice and pea proteins and other plant-based ingredients, which are commonly found in nutritional beverages, bars, snacks, and meat analogues or extenders.
Axiom Foods provides niche vegan and allergen-friendly products to formulators as an increased number of consumers are demanding end-use products with healthier label claims. Backed by science, certifications and clinical trials, Axiom Foods is committed to delivering consistent results for its partners.
"Axiom Foods' ability to innovate and deliver neutral, soluble, and allergen-free solutions to meet consumer demand will ensure our long-term mutual success as Univar Solutions provides market intelligence data and analytics to predict trends and drive growth," said Austin Nichols, director of food ingredients for Univar Solutions. "Working with Axiom Foods gives us the opportunity to collaborate with a leading innovator of rice and pea protein and bring consumers the products they are demanding."
"Our unique functional options, patents, clinical studies, commercial quantities and strict quality standards differentiate ourselves from other competitors within the plant-based protein market," said David Janow, CEO, Axiom Foods. "Working with Univar Solutions will ensure that our products can be accessible to a larger customer base of food and beverage manufacturers who are looking for the 'Intel Inside' of plant proteins and asking for Oryzatein® rice protein and Vegotein™ pea protein by name. Sustainable options are a must and we have both a winning method and a winning team!"