SUPPLY CHAIN

OUR PROCUREMENT EXPERTS FOCUS ON DELIVERING QUALITY AND VALUE FOR OUR CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS

We source products and services through our sister company, Foodbuy, one of the largest food procurement businesses in the world.

Our suppliers range from the most recognised brands in the industry to regional and local providers.

Our clients benefit from Foodbuy’s scale, extensive experience and established processes and systems, which guarantee a safe, reliable, traceable and innovative supply chain.

WE BENEFIT FROM FOODBUY'S CONSIDERABLE BUYING POWER

Foodbuy UK manages £1bn spend annually for a wide range of food service and FM clients, spanning food and non-food categories.  

To successfully deliver such a large-scale operation, the teams think ahead and work to an annual sourcing calendar to optimise the pipeline and deliver quality and added value for our clients.

WE DRAW ON FOODBUY'S EXTENSIVE EXPERTISE

200 procurement experts work across 70 specialist categories, building relationships and purchasing directly from growers, producers and manufacturers to identify the best products and services.

They have an in-depth knowledge of their categories, regularly reviewing their markets to identify opportunities that drive benefit for our clients.

Sourcing decisions are made in collaboration with culinary and FM experts from across our business to ensure that quality remains at the forefront of the process. 

WE KNOW OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

The most important thing to us is having clear information on what we procure and where it has come from.

Foodbuy’s comprehensive sourcing standards guarantee complete farm to fork transparency. An established partnership with Oritain provides full scientific verification of our red meat, fish and seafood back to its origin.

By working directly with social enterprise suppliers and partnering with the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, Foodbuy helps change lives for the better. The team won 'Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value through Procurement' at the 2020 CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards.