The Bridge of Allan based company – recently crowned number one Scottish dairy brand and number three Scottish brand overall – will now supply products to 68 Starbucks outlets.
Robert Graham, Managing Director of Graham’s The Family Dairy, said: “We’re thrilled to be adding our delicious milk to Starbucks coffee cups around the country. Starbucks share our commitment to quality produce with local provenance and this new partnership is not only positive for our business, it also benefits the Scottish dairy sector generally. We value highly the relationships we have with our 98 farmers and this deal is beneficial for all involved.”
“We had an excellent year in 2015 and we were delighted to be named Scotland’s favourite dairy brand as well as showing strong growth and developing our product range. Today’s announcement is just the start of a very exciting and interesting new year for Graham’s in 2016.”
Ian Cranna, VP Marketing and Category, Starbucks EMEA, commented: “We’re committed to partnering with the best local suppliers to give our customers the best experiences in store, and so we’re delighted to announce our partnership with Graham’s The Family Dairy for all of our Scottish stores. Lattes are our most popular drink, so it’s important we use the finest local milk available.”
Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, added: “I very much welcome this deal between Graham’s and Starbucks, which will see 100 per cent Scottish milk in all 68 Starbucks’ outlets across Scotland. In September last year I wrote to food service companies and other purchasers urging them to play their part to help ensure a thriving future for Scotland’s dairy sector at a time of difficult market conditions.
“Our dairy farmers are facing an extremely challenging time – caused mainly by unfavourable global factors – and we must therefore all get behind the industry and source locally when and where we can. Initiatives such as this are to be applauded and I urge businesses to always consider the excellent Scottish offer when making purchasing decisions. Our food and drink sector is now worth more than £14 billion and I want more of this success to filter down to primary producers and the rest of the supply chain.”
Graham’s The Family Dairy is based in the heart of Scotland, producing a range of the highest quality dairy products, including milk, cheddar cheese, cream, butter, ice-cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, quark and sour cream. Established for more than 76 years, the company remains family-run with a focus on farming, provenance and a quest to promote the best of Scotland’s larder throughout the country.
Graham’s also supplies milk to a host of independent coffee shops around Scotland.
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About Graham’s The Family Dairy
- From their family farm in the heart of Scotland, the award-winning business has grown through three generations of dairy farmers to become one of Scotland’s greatest food and drink successes, since setting up in Bridge of Allan in 1939.
- Graham’s The Family Dairy is Scotland’s largest independent dairy producing an award winning range of milk, butter, cream, ice cream, sour cream, cottage cheese, quark and cheddar cheese as well as Graham’s Gold Jersey range.
- Graham’s products are available the length and breadth of the country via more than 6,000 customers from independent retailers to hotels and restaurants as well as all the major supermarkets in Scotland, and some south of the border.
- Graham’s recently acquired the Glenfield Dairy site in Fife from First Milk, which will see the business expand into cottage cheese, quark and sour cream.
- Graham’s spreadable butter is the fastest growing brand in Scotland (76% up year on year), driving the overall growth of the brand.
- More than half of Scotland’s population currently buy Graham’s products and in 2015, Graham’s dairy sales increased to £86.5m (2014: £85m) with pre-tax profit also rising to £1.6m.