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Univar Releases Major Updates for Professional Agriculture and Pest Management Industry Web Portals

09/16/2015

New features offer enhanced speed and simplicity

AUSTIN, Texas – September 16, 2015 – In the first major step of its multi-stage updates to its online user experience, Univar Agriculture and Environmental Sciences has released new features to its popular industry web portals, PestWeb.com and PestWeb.ca. These same updates will be available on Sept. 22 on ProVMWeb.com and CropWeb.com

This fall release includes four major changes for professionals in the Pest Management, Vegetation Management, and Agricultural industries:

  • Enhanced search functionality: Users can now access important information about products, including EPA labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS), directly from search results.
  • Expanded product page options: Manufacturers and suppliers can now include greater detail and more information about their products, giving users significantly more usage context.
  • Favorites lists: Users can save products to a "favorites" list, allowing them to better organize information for research or purchasing planning.
  • Responsive design: All Pest Management, Vegetation Management, and Agricultural industry portals are now fully responsive, allowing content to be displayed optimally across nearly all desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone devices.

"We're confident our existing website users will welcome the improvements we've made to our industry portals by enhancing the speed and offering a more intuitive Web experience," said Karl J. Kisner, Vice President, Marketing, Univar Environmental Sciences and Agriculture.  "Things that used to take a few extra clicks are now available instantly, and are now easily accessible on any mobile device platform."

Kisner added, "Even though these improvements are enormously important, we want them to feel natural to our users. So no matter what professional field they're in, visitors to our portals can get the information they need as fast as possible, underscoring our commitment to supporting our customers' needs at every turn."

The updates, which will be followed by other major enhancements in 2015 and 2016, are being rolled out to all four websites to benefit Univar's online user base. The PestWeb, ProVMWeb, and CropWeb sites are currently key hubs for news, research, and education among professionals in their respective industries.

Users interested in trying these updates for themselves can do so immediately at www.PestWeb.com and www.PestWeb.ca, and on Sept. 22 on www.ProVMWeb.com, or www.CropWeb.com.

About Univar Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Univar Environmental Sciences is one of the United States' largest distributors to the pest management industry.Offering its customers a full portfolio of products, Univar Environmental Sciences operates a network of distribution facilities throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, and also provides products for vegetation management in forestry, industrial sites, and rights-of-way. For more information, visit: www.univares.com. Univar Agriculture provides crop protection and micronutrient products and services to the cereal, oilseed, specialty crop, and horticultural markets, as well as related specific seed varieties throughout Canada. Through its Fort Storage business, Univar Agriculture provides segments of the crop protection industry with outsourced storage and logistics services.

About Univar Inc.

Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from more than 8,000 producers worldwide. Univar operates more than 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and value-added services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive chemical distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM


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