McBride Passionate about Private Label

Our approach

McBride is growing both organically and through acquisitions, and our suppliers are critical to help us achieve this growth.

We have a clear strategy which is based on:

  • Growing with International customers
  • Focusing on Core Growth and Future Growth categories
  • Increasing our presence in developing and emerging markets
  • Improving competiveness and efficiency through lean manufacturing implementation
  • Optimising our manufacturing footprint
  • Group approach to R&D and creation of centres of excellence
  • Exploiting the synergies between Purchasing, R&D and Packaging Development
  • Further strengthening our purchasing organisation
  • Prudent financial management and
  • Aggressively attacking our cost base

Given our leading market position in the household category, we are one of the largest European buyers for several of the raw and packaging materials that we source, including surfactants, salts, polymers, enzymes, HDPE, triggers, paper packaging, etc…

We also buy a broad range of indirect services and goods across our business. Our overall spend is over £550m per annum.

Our Group Purchasing organisation buys centrally out of two major locations (Belgium and UK), with Buyers having Group Purchasing responsibility for their materials. This is an opportunity for our suppliers to quickly gain access to our 13 factories. We aim at being a best-in-class world-wide FMCG Purchasing organisation.

McBride has a strong innovation capability, and we welcome any proposals from our suppliers to further strengthen this capability.

If you do not supply us yet and you are interested, we hope to welcome you in the future as a supplier to McBride.

To find out more about our Supplier Code of Conduct, please click here (PDF download).



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