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The company will now be the exclusive distributor for dsm-firmenich fresh dairy ingredients

Marshfield, WI – Nelson-Jameson, Inc., a leading distributor in the food processing industry, announced a newly expanded agreement with dsm-firmenich, a global nutrition, health, and beauty manufacturer that innovates sustainable nutrients, flavors, and fragrances. Nelson-Jameson has been the exclusive distributor for cheese ingredients of dsm-firmenich for over 20 years, and will now be the exclusive distributor for its fresh dairy segment ingredients, including yogurt, buttermilk, and sour cream. Fresh dairy is a fast-growing, dynamic market, and the agreement leverages each company’s respective strengths to meet high consumer demand.

“This strategic partnership marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the longstanding relationship between Nelson-Jameson and dsm-firmenich,” says Peter Kempe, Nelson-Jameson’s Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Ingredients. “With dsm-firmenich’s expertise in taste, texture, and health, and Nelson-Jameson’s distribution and logistics, the strengths combine to create a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts.”

Nelson-Jameson provides fresh dairy cultures, lactase enzymes, and taste modulators. The fresh dairy cultures enhance taste, texture, and extend shelf life to prevent food waste and spoilage. The lactase enzymes break down lactose, and taste modulators are used to enhance the taste of dairy products to improve their nutritional value and provide a more enjoyable sensory experience for consumers.

Nelson-Jameson also provides solutions that offer health benefits, such as probiotic cultures and vitamin A and vitamin D enhancements in fresh dairy products. The strategic agreement is designed to meet all the needs of the fermented milk market, from product development to distribution to final consumption and enjoyment.

“Nelson-Jameson’s industry leadership in food processing supplies and its distribution efficiency are a natural fit for our further expansion into fresh dairy,” says Eric Aspenson, Sales Director of Dairy in North America at dsm-firmenich. “The market position that we have jointly established in cheese product ingredients over the past two decades has set the stage for us to be mutually successful in fermented milk products, while providing consumers with innovative, safe, and high-quality foods and beverages.”

Photo Caption: Nelson-Jameson and dsm-firmenich employees (pictured left to right):

Anne Arink – Director for Food Innovation, dsm-firmenich

Maurits Oosterlaar – Business development manager, dsm-firmenich

Ardy van Erp – Business manager, dsm-firmenich

Peter Kempe – Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development, Ingredients, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.

Kevin VanOrnum – VP of Direct Sales, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.

Murray Smith – Executive Vice President, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.

Lisa Schultz – Department Manager ‑ PIC Products, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.

Mike Rindy – President, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.

Vicky Sereti – Innovation manager, dsm-firmenich

Eric Aspenson – Sales Director, Dairy NA, dsm-firmenich


About Nelson-Jameson

Nelson-Jameson is a fourth-generation, family-owned distributor to the food and beverage processing industry. From the company’s roots in dairy production supplies, it grew to offer a broad range of food processing products and services that provide customers with everything they need to keep food organizations running smoothly, safely, and remain in compliance. Representing more than 850 vendors and distributing over 60,000 curated products, Nelson-Jameson offers everything from standard equipment to custom production solutions and equipment repair to safely manufacture high-quality products. The company employs more than 260 people in five distribution centers across the United States and at its headquarters in the heart of dairy country in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The dairy industry leader also operates NEXT Logistics, offering delivery services from Wisconsin, California, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and Texas distribution centers.

For more than 75 years, Nelson-Jameson has supported food and dairy processors with innovative products and solutions that keep pace with changing consumer tastes, manufacturing processes, and distribution channels. The company continues to be the supplier of choice for customers in all 50 states and international markets.

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About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.


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