CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA — Viterra Inc. announced on Aug. 10 that its subsidiary in Asia has opened a new marketing office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to further strengthen Viterra's market intelligence network in Asia. The office will focus on milling and feed wheat, malt barley, and proteins such as soybean meal and canola meal.

"Over the last few years we have enhanced our international grain marketing structure to position Viterra as a preferred global supplier of food ingredients. Our continued investment in Asia is part of our overall strategy to extend our value chain and strategically position our company in areas experiencing growing demand," said Don Chapman, Viterra's senior vice-president, international grain. "Our new office in Ho Chi Minh City is ideally located to facilitate further trade and service increasing demand in Vietnam, supported by local expertise and market intelligence."

Viterra's international grain network is comprised of marketing hubs and sales and distribution offices around the world. This enables the Company to manage the physical flow of grain from farmers to end-use customers, maximizing the throughput of its storage and handling systems.