For the second time in a row, The Marketing Store, a global customer engagement agency, was awarded the Global Supplier of the Year Award for their work with McDonald’s Happy Meal.
The award was presented globally in the pre-program footage at McDonald’s virtual Worldwide Convention 2.0 last week. Francesca DeBiase, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, McDonald’s, and Kandice McLeod, Category Lead for Global Strategic Sourcing Services at McDonald’s, emphasized The Marketing Store’s achievements in implementing manufacturing innovations, driving significant cost savings, mitigating tariffs, fostering brand partnerships and encouraging sustainable best practices — all while staying committed to families and communities.
Most notably, since the coronavirus pandemic began, The Marketing Store has helped to successfully manage global inventory across markets to ensure there are no breaks in the supply chain.
“Supplier of the Year is the most prestigious award we have in McDonald’s Global Supply Chain. It’s reserved for suppliers who work tirelessly to deliver sustained results that enhance our brand, expand the competitive gap and demonstrate excellence across award categories,” said DeBiase. “Congratulations to The Marketing Store for being a role model of supplier Self-Managed Excellence and for being Customer Obsessed.”
The Marketing Store and McDonald’s have been working together for over 30 years.