McBride has snatched back the crown from Arla to be named this year's Best Own Label Supplier. The two giants have been tussling for the top spot since we launched the awards in 2003, with McBride winning the first year and Arla taking top spot in 2004 and 2005. This year the two companies again polled the most votes. But senior buyers judged McBride the best, thanks to its excellent account management skills, reliability of deliveries, consistency of product quality, new product development and value for money.

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