IngredientsNet.Com, the pioneering e-procurement solutions provider for the food industry has announced its expansion into the United Kingdom and Scandinavian markets with the appointment of Michael Pringle as Sales Director, UK and Scandinavia. Since its establishment in Dublin in March of this year, has signed up over 450 members, with over one third of the top one hundred U.S. and European food ingredients companies on board. The company now aims to continue this success in Scandinavia in an effort to capture a substantial share of the $105 billion worldwide food ingredient market. Speaking about’s recent appointment of Michael Pringle, Tom Galvin, Chief Executive of IngredientsNet.Com, reports “We are delighted to have an individual of such high calibre and talent joining the team. Michael#;s broad experience in food commodities commerce, especially cocoa and chocolate, as well as his vast experience and research into supply chain e-business opportunities for the food & beverage industry, will be a huge contribution to the success of the company.

The success has experienced to date can undoubtedly be attributed to the fact that the company is run by food professionals who know the market well.” Michael Pringle was previously with United Biscuits plc. He joined United Biscuits in 1993 as McVitie#;s Group European Purchasing Director where he was responsible for the procurement of all raw materials and packaging. His last role was as United Biscuits Group Commodities Purchasing Director. He left United Biscuits at the end of January 2000 to pursue supply chain e-business opportunities in the food & beverage industry. Prior to joining United Biscuits he enjoyed a highly successful twelve year career in the cocoa trade in general management and, commercial and operational roles with JH Rayner, ED&F Man and Gill & Duffus. About is the pioneering B2B e-procurement solution provider that offers complete e-commerce enablement for the food industry. combines in depth food industry knowledge with the latest developments in e-commerce to offer an optimum-trading platform to best suit your e-procurement needs. offers buyers and sellers of food ingredients the opportunity to trade openly in an open marketplace, to trade privately with selected members or to have your own customized e-procurement solution. Professional services and advice, from best e-procurement practice and e-commerce strategy, to training of colleagues is also available to members.

Established in March 2000 and trading since August, is offering e-procurement solutions to one third of the top 100 food companies in Europe and the US. Employing a staff of 28, has offices in Ireland (Dublin), US (Chicago), UK (London) and Germany (Dusseldorf).

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