Marina Del Rey, CA—Axiom Foods has enlisted Univar Solutions to be its official ingredient distributor in the U.S., according to a press release.
As part of this agreement, the release says, Axiom will benefit from Univar’s reach within the plant protein market and technical expertise. The agreement marks a milestone in externally sourcing Axiom’s plant protein distribution, as Axiom was previously handling it internally.
According to the release, Axiom Foods is positioning themselves to become more accessible throughout the supply chain network as more consumers are choosing to live healthier lifestyles. With Univar’s distribution network, technical expertise, and food ingredient leadership, Axiom now has the opportunity to reach a larger audience and educate on the benefits of plant protein.
Austin Nichols, Univar’s director of food ingredients, said in the release, “Axiom’s ability to innovate and deliver neutral, soluble, and allergen-free solutions that consumers demand will ensure our mutual success as we’re in the business to provide them what they want. Working with Axiom Foods gives us the opportunity to foster deeper, strategic expansions in partnership with the leading innovator of rice and pea protein.
David Janow, founder of Axiom, said in the release, “Our unique functional options, patents, clinical studies, commercial quantities, and strict quality standards differentiate us from other competitors within the plant-based protein market. Working with Univar 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 ask for Oryzaetin rice protein and Vegotein pea protein by name. Sustainable options are a must and we have both a winning method and a winning team!”