Managing purchasing strategies requires expertise, sophistication, and skill. McKeany-Flavell has developed a wide range of ingredient solutions designed to help clients in the food and beverage industry navigate all ingredient purchasing decisions.



The 2024/25 market outlook is looking good but will it last? Wheat prices have fallen to multi-year lows as the U.S. crop is much improved. Don’t let all this bearishness fool you! There are long-term risks that could make the wheat markets interesting heading into late 2024 and 2025.

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Successful procurement price risk management means striking a balance between supply assurance, cost reduction and volatility. Our risk management team leverages multiple tools, disciplines, and proprietary systems to help you achieve your procurement goals.

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McKeany-Flavell offers commodity market and purchasing expertise in sweeteners, edible oils, cocoa and chocolate, wheat, nutmeats, fruit and fruit concentrates, and other premium ingredients.

Our valued commercial intelligence helps our clients position themselves confidently in these markets for a sustainable competitive advantage.

After more than seven decades in the food and beverage industry, we know the players and the game. Our market intelligence—in the form of reports, studies, charts, presentations, podcasts, webinars, and live updates through IQ, our digital database and information platform—gives our clients the edge in forecasting market direction and ingredient trends and pricing.

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If you’re venturing into new territory or hiring new staff, our targeted market education seminars are second to none.

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All our experience and effort come together into one vision and goal: to empower clients with commercial intelligence, supply chain expertise, and risk management solutions.


People and experience are our most important assets, ideas are the cornerstone of our business, and synthesizing these strengths allows us to provide independent, personalized counsel to the food and beverage industry.

From our roots as a West Coast-based sugar brokerage company in 1948, our reach has extended to the national and international landscape, and our expertise has expanded from sweeteners to include a broad spectrum of commodity ingredients. In each decade since our founding, McKeany-Flavell has been at the forefront of industry change, recognizing we must add value to the buy-sell equation.

In the 1950s, we helped food and beverage manufacturers achieve competitive advantages by engineering new bulk handling systems. In the 1970s, we assisted companies considering the switch to high fructose corn syrup with our expertise in both formulation and product application. We continued to expand our scope in the 1980s, entering the edible oils, cocoa & chocolate, grains, and fruit juice concentrate areas. And our expertise today shows a continuous timeline of expansion into dairy, biofuels and energy, global economics, geopolitics, and price risk management strategies.

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