Gillco and Cargill Enter Distribution Agreement

San Marcos, Calif. – Gillco Ingredients and Cargill’s Food Ingredients & Bioindustrial business in the United States have entered into a distribution agreement, the two companies reported. Gillco, already a primary nationwide distributor for Cargill’s chocolate, cocoa, chicory root fiber, erythritol, isomalt, trehalose, and stevia products, will now have access to a broader portfolio of ingredients within Cargill’s Starches, Sweeteners, Texturizing Solutions, and Edible Oils businesses.

“This expansion with Cargill is a giant leap for Gillco.  We are now in a position to offer our customers one of the most comprehensive product offerings of any distributor nationwide,” said Bill Gillies, CEO of Gillco. “In addition, access to Cargill’s extensive technical capability will supply Gillco with the tools to become the market leader as a provider of ingredient solutions.”

“Gillco’s focus on technical sales and formulation assistance will help Cargill bring new and innovative ingredients to market, particularly in the label-friendly ingredient space,” said Pat Rogers, Cargill’s commercial leader, North America – Food Ingredients & Bioindustrial.

About Gillco

Southern California based Gillco has redefined the concept of wholesale ingredient distribution. We have partnered with some of the most reputable and innovative ingredient manufacturers in the world to put together an incredible line of label-friendly, sustainable and organic food solutions.

We are strategically positioned with a dozen warehouses nationwide to offer our solutions-oriented ingredients quickly and without large minimum orders. Our extensive portfolio includes: clean-label antimicrobials, antioxidants, cocoa and chocolate, edible oils, emulsifiers, enzymes, fibers, gums, proteins, organic and low-calorie sweeteners and starches.

With 36 years of ingredient distribution, we pride ourselves on extraordinary service, dedicated technical sales team and setting the gold standard for high quality ingredients. For more information, visit

About Cargill

Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit and our News Center.