‘TASTE YOU TRUST’
A strategic, quality-oriented global sourcing approach
The McCormick Global Ingredients Limited procurement team sources spices and herbs from over 40 countries around the world. The sourcing organisation has a combined total of more than 100 years of procurement experience in the spice trade; and we put that expertise to work every day to find the highest quality spices and herbs around the world. Through this team, we have established long-held strategic alliances with many of our suppliers and with selected farm communities.
We have intimate knowledge of local farm and market conditions everywhere we operate. As part of our preventative strategy, we continuously expand our presence in source countries in order to bring our high quality standards as close to the product as possible. For instance, we have joint ventures in India concentrating on red pepper, and in Indonesia focusing on cinnamon, both with the goal of managing the raw material supply chain back to the source.
We have developed key strategic alliances in other major spice-growing countries, contributing to a network of suppliers who help us build strong ties with farming communities and help them to continuously improve the quality and productivity of their crops.
Cultivating exceptional suppliers
McCormick is committed to developing and maintaining a strong and healthy supplier base. This has allowed us to get closer to the raw material source. Through the close and local relationships, we are in a better position to improve the product quality at the farm level through education like helping the farmers understand that quick drying processes help avoid mould and teaching them how storing the product in a safe, dry place helps prevent potential issues later. With this type of education and McCormick’s ability to manage product integrity from source country to end product, farmers deliver a better and more consistent product which leads to steadier demand and better income.
For further information on the quality of our products, see the page on Our Quality. If you have more questions regarding our sourcing, please contact Rachel Forshaw.
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