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Artiste Flavor Essence (Waldwick, New Jersey) has established a partnership with ingredient producer Bestino Natural Oils Sdn Bhd (Ipoh, Malaysia). Among the materials Artiste will bring to market as a result of the deal are organically grown vanilla, sandalwood, jasmine and patchouli.
Of the announcement, Artiste principal Joe Raimondo said, “The relationship is a win-win for both organizations. Bestino gains a dedicated product representative in North America, while Artiste is able to secure regionally exclusive access to a reliable supplier of premium fragrance ingredients ... Bestino shares Artiste’s commitment to sustainable production methods and a desire to work in concert with local growers and the cultures and communities they support. A strong, strategic network of specialty ingredients suppliers such as Bestino differentiates Artiste from the standpoint of its customers.”