We’ve worked in partnership with our potato growers for over 45 years to ensure the best possible crop is harvested for our products. We’re a supporter of the Red Tractor Assurance scheme, working with around 300 Red Tractor Assured growers who are a fundamental part of our business, with a number of longstanding partnerships spanning three generations of farming families. We’re committed to using British potatoes wherever possible; look out for the 100% British and Red Tractor logos on our packs.
The potato experts
After more than four decades in the potato business, we know exactly what it takes to make the perfect chip. McCain is the UK’s largest purchaser of British potatoes, buying approximately 15% of the annual potato crop. Our potato business in Montrose, Scotland, grows seed for the potatoes used to make our products. We contract approximately 10% of the Scottish potato seed crop, using 12 different varieties from over 50 specialist seed growers in the North and East of Scotland. We operate four manufacturing sites across the UK, including our head office site in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. To ensure we can deliver the finest products to our customers, we also own a potato seed business in Montrose, Scotland.