Univar Solutions signs deal to distribute Scottish seaweed


The factory that makes Seaweed & Co’s PureSea Superior Scottish Seaweed has recently seen a £7 million expansion to meet demand

Univar Solutions signs deal to distribute Scottish seaweed

Univar Solutions has signed an agreement to distribute Seaweed & Co’s PureSea Superior Scottish Seaweed.

The global demand for seaweed ingredients is increasing dramatically. With applications such as flavour enhancement, salt reduction and nutritional boosts, people want to utilise this sustainable superfood as an on-trend and incredibly healthy resource.

Univar Solutions has reach across the globe, with expertise and state-of-the-art Technical Solutions Centers.

Seaweed & Co’s has also made a £7 million expansion to its factory located in the Outer Hebrides. The plant has patent-pending technologies and a sustainable annual harvest that can reach thousands of tonnes. This bodes well for global distribution potential.

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Gary Abraham, Head of Supplier Management in Europe, Middle East and Africa for Univar Solutions, said: “We are very pleased to add Seaweed & Co as a strategic supplier for our food ingredients market as this presents tremendous opportunity to drive new growth through organic, natural and sustainably sourced products… The PureSea portfolio enables us to enhance our solutions-based offering for our customers and meet emerging demand for seaweed ingredient products.”