Supply Chain

We take real pride in delivering good quality, innovative products to our customers and providing them with outstanding service. As part of this, we place great emphasis on food provenance and ingredient sourcing, helped by our strong supplier relationships, developed over many years.

​Potato supplier helps us reduce waste

Samworth Brothers is always looking for ways to reduce food waste and we have teamed up with potato supplier, Branston, so that even the “wonkiest” of potatoes can be used in our ready-made cottage pie.

Visually imperfect but entirely edible potatoes that are difficult to peel are generally discarded, as the peeling machines can’t handle them. To overcome this issue, Branston has opened a new £5 million prepared factory extension. The expansion includes two new batch peeling lines that can peel even the strangest of potato shapes.

​A special flour developed specifically for us

The family-owned flour miller, Heygates Limited, has been supplying flour to Walker & Son for over 20 years. Its Alpha Flour – developed especially for Walker & Son – is used in all our cold pie recipes and its special culinary flour goes into the shortcrust pastry of all our hot pies.

We have to be sure there is never any variability in the standard of the flour we receive, so each delivery is fully tested before it leaves Heygates’ mill and comes with its own a certificate of assurance.

We require slightly different flour for our various ranges of pies and it’s the quality of the raw materials that Heygates supplies that gives our pies a real point of difference.

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