Press Release

    Olam shares latest news and innovations at IFT Annual Expo, Chicago, Booth 1544

    Press release

    Olam Spices & Vegetables Ingredients, Cocoa, Edible Nuts, and Coffee to showcase innovative practices and sustainable business model

    Olam International (“Olam”), a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 70 countries, recognises that ingredient transparency is integral to the future of the food industry and therefore seeks to provide products that are produced in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner.

    Stop by booth 1544 at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Expo on July 16-19 in Chicago to discover what sets Olam apart and how it is revolutionising supply chains. Plus, check out the tastings and samples at each of the product portfolio tables: Spices and Vegetable Ingredients, Edible Nuts, Coffee and Cocoa.

    Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients (SVI) – Now non-GMO and Gluten-Free Certified

    Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients (Olam SVI) is the world’s largest globally integrated producer and supplier of spices and vegetable ingredients such as dehydrated onions and garlic, black pepper, capsicums and tomatoes. With a keen focus on sustainability, its ingredients are found in nearly every food product in grocery stores, restaurants and family kitchens in more than 70 countries. Not to mention, Olam SVI is a top-5 producer of processed tomatoes, the largest organic tomato processor in the world and the largest exporter of capsicums in Peru.

    “As a leading supplier for food ingredients, we are proud to be able to bring our customers the very best when it comes to quality and value,” says Managing Director & CEO of Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients (SVI), Greg Estep. “With the launch of our new non-GMO and gluten-free certifications for SVI, our products can continue to meet the growing demand for clean, healthy ingredients. At Olam, we want to lead the way in the future of food while continuing to bring safety, sustainability and integrity to the table.”

    Olam Cocoa

    Olam Cocoa is the world’s foremost, focused supplier of cocoa beans and cocoa products (cocoa powder, cocoa liquor and cocoa butter) to the global cocoa, chocolate and confectionery industries. At IFT, Olam Cocoa will be presenting products and innovations from the premium deZaan™ brand that are designed to meet consumer demands in the Dairy, Bakery, Cereal, Confectionery, and Beverage business sectors, which will include the world’s first ever, natural (non-alkalised) dark cocoa powder, TrueDark™. This unique and innovative cocoa powder addresses consumer demand for clean label products and is the only natural cocoa powder able to provide a rich chocolate flavour and the same, or better, colour impact of alkalised cocoa powder.

    “For our customers, deZaan™ is synonymous with cocoa innovation. Meeting customer demand for sustainable, transparent and clean label ingredients, TrueDark™ offers real solutions to industry challenges,” said Rinus Heemskerk, Global Innovation Director for Olam Cocoa.

    Visitors to the Olam stand will have the opportunity to experience TrueDark™ in samples of Indulgent Chocolate Ice Cream, as well as enjoy concept applications, such as cold brew coffee topped with cocoa powder infused whipped cream and chilli chocolate brownies.

    Olam Edible Nuts

    Olam is also the leading supplier of edible nuts and nut ingredients. Almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts and sesame are produced and processed in all major global origins and distributed to customers worldwide. This distinctive position leverages its solid value chain integration from farm to factory gate, enabling the company to offer a reliable supply of nuts and nut ingredients at competitive prices all year round.

    Olam Coffee

    Olam’s Coffee portfolio consists of products derived from Robusta and Arabica coffee beans as well as spray and freeze-dried soluble coffee. Olam is amongst the world’s leading originators and shippers of coffee beans. Olam’s Specialty Coffee connects roasters the world over with the finest specialty green coffees.


    Notes to Editors

    About Olam International Limited

    Olam International is a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 70 countries, supplying various products across 16 platforms to over 16,200 customers worldwide. From a direct sourcing and processing presence in most major producing countries, Olam has built a global leadership position in many of its businesses. Headquartered in Singapore and listed on the SGX-ST on February 11, 2005, Olam currently ranks among the top 50 largest listed companies in Singapore in terms of market capitalisation and is a component stock in the S&P Agribusiness Index and the DAXglobal Agribusiness Index. It is also the first and only Singapore company to be named in the 2009 lists for the Global Top Companies for Leaders and the Top Companies for Leaders in the Asia Pacific region by Hewitt Associates, the RBL Group and Fortune. More information on Olam can be found at

    Olam is located at 9 Temasek Boulevard #11-02 Suntec Tower Two Singapore 038989
    Telephone: +65 63394100, Facsimile: +65 63399755.

    About Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients

    Headquartered in Fresno California, sourcing from 12 origins and selling into more than 70 countries, Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients (Olam SVI) is a leading global supplier of garlic, onions, capsicums, tomatoes, spices and specialty vegetables. The Company has mastered the full supply chain from source to market, growing and sourcing the finest raw materials in vegetable and spice ingredients, with operations in the U.S., China, Egypt, India, Peru and Vietnam. Olam SVI leads the industry in sustainable operations, processing technologies and farming practices.

    About Olam Cocoa

    Olam Cocoa is an integrated cocoa business that supplies cocoa beans and cocoa products. We are the leading originator of cocoa beans, a globally leading cocoa processor, and the world’s foremost, focused supplier of cocoa products.

    Cocoa beans are sourced from all major origins across Africa, Asia and South America, and our portfolio of respected brands is spearheaded by the iconic deZaan, with its heritage of more than 100 years of excellence, plus Pan-African origin brand Unicao, South American brand Joanes and the well-established Macao powders, and Britannia specialty fats brands. We have processing, refining and milling presence in the main cocoa producing countries, as well as in, or adjacent to, primary consumption markets in Europe, USA, Canada and Asia.

    Alongside a substantial operational infrastructure, we recognize the clear responsibility to operate sustainably and Grow Responsibly. As the world’s leading supplier of sustainable cocoa, we are accelerating progress towards our goal of 100% sustainably sourced cocoa by 2020.

    About Olam Edible Nuts

    Olam Edible Nuts is a leading global supplier of nuts and nut ingredients, sourcing and processing in all the major origins and distributing to our customers worldwide. The business unit purchases, processes and sells cashews, peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts and sesame. Olam’s strong presence in origins across the globe enables us to offer reliable, year-round supplies at competitive prices.

    About Olam Coffee

    Olam is one of the world’s largest coffee companies, with over 20 years in the business and a strong presence in almost all of the large coffee-producing regions which is well-supported by an extensive network of marketing offices across the world’s coffee consuming countries.

    Olam Coffee provide a comprehensive supply chain solution that links millions of coffee growers to roaster clients, specializing in every supply chain stage from procurement, wet and dry milling, classification, transportation and risk management, to marketing processed coffees in its target markets.

    In further extending its value chain capabilities, it has since moved upstream in the supply chain and established coffee plantations, added a Specialty Coffee division to its portfolio, and moved midstream in the supply chain by engaging in the manufacture of soluble coffee.

    Issued on behalf of Olam International Limited by: Gong Communications

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