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Univar Canada launches new e-commerce platform - MyUnivar.com

Largest Canadian portfolio of industrial chemical products and food ingredients now available for purchase online.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced the launch of a new Canadian e-commerce platform.  Known as MyUnivar.com, the platform offers a product catalog of over 10,000 industrial chemical and food ingredient products to new and existing customers for online purchase.  Product offerings span massive Canadian industries such as energy, forestry, water treatment, pharmaceuticals and more.  In addition to online purchases, customers can access safety documents and documentation of prior purchases.

Univar Canada launches new e-commerce platform – MyUnivar.com

Univar operates the largest distribution network of its kind in Canada and in recent years, has seen demand increase for online purchasing capabilities, similar to the online purchasing trends seen in the consumer retail space.  The MyUnivar.com platform first launched across the U.S. in October 2017, resulting in a steady climb of online orders over the past 11 months.

"The next generation of buyers, supply chain professionals and purchasing leads expect the same convenience and ease of access they experience on consumer ecommerce sites," says Univar Canada president, Mike Hildebrand.  "At Univar, it is our vision to be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor in the world, and we are committed to protecting our position as the preferred distribution partner in Canada.  It is also our goal to be the number one destination for digital content and commerce in our industry, and that means ensuring we have the best digital experience to meet the demands of our customers and the industry."

About Univar

Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, working with leading suppliers worldwide.  Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.  Univar delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio sustained by one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world.  For more information, visit www.univar.com

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SOURCE Univar Inc.

For further information: FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Investor Relations, David Lim, +1 844-632-1060, IR@univar.com; Media Relations, Dwayne Roark, +1 331-777-6031, mediarelations@univar.com

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