LA MIRADA, Calif., Jul 03, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The E.T. Horn Company, a leading national distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Iowa-based Devansoy to represent its line of organic soy flour throughout the western United States. Under the terms of the agreement, E.T. Horn will market and distribute the entire Devansoy line of organic soy flour through its FoodTech product group.
Devansoy's product offerings include its proprietary Benesoy-brand organic soy flour, which is available in several varieties including full fat, low fat, heavy roast and enzyme active. Worldwide sales of organic soy flour is on the rise due to growing consumer demand, which has encouraged more brands and manufacturers to introduce organic breads, cereals and snack foods.
"Satisfying the growing demand for quality organic ingredients is becoming ever more important," stated Tom Woodward, Devansoy Sales and Marketing vice president. "The trend is for mainstream grocers to carry more organic choices, so our Benesoy line of organic soy ingredients is a perfect solution. We know we have a fantastic portfolio, so the next logical step is to partner with an industry leader who can drive the product to market in the West. With E.T. Horn, we are confident that our objectives will be met," he said.
U.S. retail sales of organic foods in 2006 reached approximately $17 billion, a 20% increase from the previous year.
"Our FoodTech Group has been concentrating on expanding our reach in the functional food industry," said Lisa Alley-Zarkades, E.T. Horn vice president. "Considering many of our customers are branded-food manufacturers, they are eager for our technical sales team to consult with them in order to meet the increased demand for quality organics," she concluded.
About The E.T. Horn Company -
The E.T. Horn Company is one of the nation's largest distributors, marketers and manufacturers of raw materials and chemicals for use in coatings, building materials, elastomers, lubrication, nutrition, cosmetics, personal care, and food products. Founded in 1961, the company has focused on providing formulation solutions, superior customer service and technical expertise in distributing products from only the finest manufacturers. For additional information contact the company at 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com.
About Devansoy -
Devansoy is a leading supplier of all natural soy ingredients made from identity-preserved soybeans. Its Benesoy product line includes liquid soy proteins, soy protein powders and soy flours, available in organic and conventional varieties. All products are identity-preserved and Kosher Parve. The company was established in Carroll, Iowa in 1990 by soybean industry standout Elmer Schettler, and continues to operate from Carroll, Iowa. For more information, visit www.devansoy.com.