Cargill begins sales, marketing for Louisiana Sugar

by Eric Schroeder
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MINNEAPOLIS — Cargill has assumed sales and marketing for Louisiana Sugar Refining, L.L.C., (L.S.R.) of which Cargill is one-third owner, and is shipping sugar to its customers. Cargill is the exclusive marketer of the industrial-use sugar produced by the refinery.

“L.S.R. is a key element in our sweetener supply strategy, and the L.S.R. asset will fit nicely into the portfolio of products we bring to the market,” said Alan Willits, president of Cargill Corn Milling North America. “We are very happy to have the refinery producing sugar.”

Louisiana Sugar Refining, L.L.C. is a joint venture among Sugar Growers and Refiners, Inc., Cargill and Imperial Sugar Co. Sugar Growers and Refiners, Inc. is a Louisiana cooperative representing eight sugar cane mills and more than 700 Louisiana sugar growers. Imperial Sugar Co. is the operator of the current sugar refinery at Gramercy, La., and is the second largest sugar producer in the United States.

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