Univar to expand distribution of UK firm Kudos Blends’ products in Europe


Global chemical and ingredients supplier Univar has extended an agreement with UK-based Kudos Blends to distribute the Pell brand of raising agents to the food ingredients market.

The extended deal will see Univar distribute Pell branded products, including sodium-free alternatives, across Europe.

Kudos Blends products already being distributed by Univar include a wide range of single and double-acting baking powders. They are claimed to be potassium-based, thereby reducing the sodium levels in end products.

“The relationship with Univar is key to our strategy for an ambitious growth plan to further develop our international sales."

Univar Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) food ingredients commercial manager Gary Abraham said: “Kudos’ high-quality ingredients allow our customers to achieve appropriate rise and finish in the process of baking doughnuts, crumpets, cakes and more.”

Univar operates distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Located near Kidderminster, UK, Kudos Blends develops and supplies technically driven raising agents.

Kudos Blends managing director Dinnie Jordan said: “The relationship with Univar is key to our strategy for an ambitious growth plan to further develop our international sales.

“We have been working with Univar in the UK now for some time and they have proven to be the perfect distribution partner to assist us with developing overseas sales.”