W.G. Buchanan & Son Ltd are a family owned and operated company that has been sourcing and supplying whole food ingredients since 1871. Our Buchanans brand was best known for "Soup Mix", our wholesome blend of barley, lentils and split peas and the base ingredient for many home cooked soups and broths that have brought warmth to many on a cold winter’s night and to this day, remains our best-selling retail product.
Over the years, we have greatly expanded our range to adapt to differing eating trends and consumer demands and our range now encompasses a comprehensive range of cereals, pulses, rice, dried fruit, seeds and culinary nuts.
Our current Managing Director, Jonathan McVeigh is the grandson of William McVeigh who worked alongside the Buchanan family until he eventually bought the business from them in 1940, retaining the original brand name. From its founding in 1871 the company premises were located in the centre of Belfast before moving to Newtownabbey in the 1980’s. Further expansion over the years saw the need for a larger and more dedicated facility. So in 2007 we relocated to a new production and warehousing facility in Carrickfergus. This provided the company with a significant increase in capacity where we are able to supply an excellent service directly to retailers, wholesalers and foodservice providers throughout Ireland, the U.K and further afield.
With a wealth of experience passed through the generations we take great pride in forming lasting relationships with all of our suppliers to ensure a consistent supply of quality products. This key principle is entrenched throughout each area of the business and allows us not only to deliver quality products and exceptional customer service and satisfaction, but also offer competitive pricing to our customers which enables them to compete and succeed in their respective markets.