Cargill Opens its First Beauty APAC Regional Office and Application Lab in China


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Shanghai, China - March 01, 2019
China is a strategic market for Cargill in many senses. It has the world's largest population. In the past 40 years, the economic and social development in China have made huge progress, which improved people’s living standards and also drove global development and prosperity. Cargill never stops investing in China ever since it entered the market in the 1970s. The investment focuses on many aspects to better serve Chinese consumers and customers.

As a recent example, Cargill selects Shanghai as its regional head quarter for its new personal care platform, Cargill Beauty, in Asia. Over the past 1 year, Cargill beauty has expanded its team fast with a frame of full functions from marketing, sales, product management and application in China. Now the new team is entering their new Beauty regional office including an application lab. After 6 months of preparation and construction, the 1st regional personal care lab has been set up at the state of the art, located at Cargill’s research and development food hub, Cargill One. Learning and sharing the expertise from food industry, the new application lab aims to better meet Chinese customer’s needs by adding Cargill’s sustainable, label-friendly and nature-derived portfolio.

WHEN: 17:00 on February 28, 2019

WHERE: Cargill Beauty Office, Shanghai

WHAT: An inauguration ceremony to celebrate Cargill Beauty’s new office in Shanghai. Ceremony included a cocktail party, live cooking demos, a tour of the lab, speeches by Cargill leaders, ribbon cutting, and a media interview followed by a dinner for all attendees.

WHO: Stéphane Lacoutière, Global Marketing Director, Cargill Beauty




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 Cargill.com and our News Center.

About Cargill Beauty:
Cargill Beauty, Cargill’s personal care platform launched in April 2017, addresses ingredient challenges for the cosmetic market by unleashing nature sustainably. Cargill Beauty offers a diverse portfolio of nature-derived ingredients, an integrated and responsible supply chain, state of the art research and application services and endless possibilities for the future. Cargill Beauty’s portfolio is composed of texturizers, emollients, emulsifiers, sensory enhancers and active ingredients to develop nature-based products for skin care, hair care, color care and oral care.

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