Downers Grove, Il—Axiom Foods has chosen Univar Solutions as its preferred distributor for the United States,according to a press release.The agreement includes the complete line of Axiom rice and pea proteins and plant-based ingredients.

Axiom will benefit from Univar’s large reach and technical expertise. Axiom now, the press release says, has the opportunity to educate on the benefits of plant protein in the product mix.

Austin Nichols, director of food ingredients for Univar, said in the release: “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. Working with Axiom Foods gives us the opportunity to collaborate with a leading innovator of rice and pea protein and bring the consumers the products they are demanding.”

David Janow, CEO of Axiom Foods, 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 asking for Oryzatein rice protein and Vegotein pea protein by name."