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Get a head start on contracting your ingredients for next year

Our team can help you mitigate supply challenges in 2022 by planning today.


As fall approaches each year, so does a critical time for your business to make decisions and commitments on a significant portion on your upcoming year’s procurement spend. Each year as contracting season draws closer, we monitor the market to help our customers plan.  Our team is also equipped to advise and help you secure the contracts you need to keep your business running smoothly.

Many of the ingredients that are contracted annually are based on corn and soybean, so the seasonal harvest is closely monitored to predict the pending impact on the cost of goods. For those who purchase corn and soy product derivatives, like sweeteners, starches, proteins, and fermented products the impact of weather and quality of the harvest are just a couple of the factors that need to be considered.  Transportation, trade policies, competing products, and market demands also have influences on our future pricing.  Univar Solutions can help inform a plan to anticipate and mitigate the pressures of market pricing volatility for your business.


Ensure your security of supply with:

  • Multiple sources approved​
  • Accurate Forecasts​
  • Increase safety stock
  • Pricing validity


Responding Rapidly to Dynamic and Disruptive Changes 


During a crisis, our supply chain and operations teams are vital to maintaining security of supply and working to ensure that critical business operations can continue for customers. We are committed to delivering solutions to help our customers and suppliers provide the products that help society thrive. But when unforeseen events force us to pivot and adapt to changing conditions in real time, our focus is on greater assurance that the global network of distribution logistics you rely on is working relentlessly to meet your needs.


Food ingredients we can help you contract:

  • Starches
    • Corn starch (native and modified)
    • Tapioca starch
  • Sweeteners
    • Corn syrup solids, such as dextrose and maltodextrin
    • Polyols, such as erythritol, maltitol, and sorbitol
    • High Fructose Corn Syrup
    • Allulose


  • Acidulants
    • Citric acid
    • Ascorbic acid
    • Lactic acid
  • Phosphates
  • Edible oils
  • Plant-based proteins
    • Soy protein


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Sourced domestically & internationally


Much of our broad portfolio of food ingredients can be locally sourced since many of our suppliers have North American production and warehousing. When additional sourcing options are needed, we also have a Global Sourcing team dedicated to bringing in quality ingredients from overseas. Our team vets manufacturers and products to ensure compliance and manages the import process from countries around the globe. Whether you’re importing products yourself or working with a third party, let’s talk about how our Global Sourcing team can help reduce complexity and cost in your supply chain.



Warehoused locally


Our vast network of wholly owned facilities includes 50+ FDA-registered warehouses in the United States and 10+ FDA-registered warehouses in Canada. This means we can stock your contracted food ingredients near your production facility. Then when you’re ready to schedule delivery, a local dedicated driver will bring it to your door on one of our private fleet trucks. Our efficient infrastructure can help give you a competitive advantage.