November 11/Karlshamn, Sweden/Fort Mill Times -- AarhusKarlshamn (AAK UK) has been selected by Premier Foods to be its long term co-development partner for the supply of vegetable oils, fats and related food ingredients as part of a new, three-year collaboration. This partnership is a result of Premier Foods' "Invest to Grow" program, which has enabled new opportunities to strengthen and grow relationships with key suppliers.

AAK and Premier Foods have worked together for over 20 years, but this exclusive collaboration will allow true co-development opportunities, representatives noted. “Innovation is vital for the food manufacturing sector if it is to continue to produce nutritious and affordable food for a growing population in a very competitive environment. Health, sustainability and manufacturing efficiency are key concerns. We believe that these can be most effectively addressed in the context of a committed partnership between supplier and manufacturer. We are delighted therefore to have been chosen for this exciting collaboration by Premier Foods,” says Martin Craven, managing director of AAK UK.

“We need the best suppliers to help us achieve our vision to be 'The Best in British Food.' The development of long-term partnerships is an excellent way to ensure we can continue to innovate in support of our brands. We are looking forward to working more closely with AAK, whose relevant technical skills are of highest possible calibre and whose products and technologies can be found in every food category across every region of the world,” says Mark Hughes, group procurement director of Premier Foods.