How do you determine your supplier base?
We have carefully developed our loyal supplier group over time, with a focus on consistency and longevity. In most cases, we have been working with the same select group of suppliers for more than 15 years. We believe this long-term, mutual commitment is the best way to build a future for both our suppliers and our customers.
We have strategically chosen global suppliers with a record of quality, safety and performance; many are vertically integrated. Our policy of dual-hemisphere supply sourcing reduces risk in various situations including crop shortage and allows us to match the right supplier with the right customer.
We also seek out new, innovative high quality suppliers who offer a consistent supply of raw materials and are committed to supplying our customers with the best products at a fair price.