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McQueens Dairies announce agreement with Oato to deliver oat milk

McQueens Dairies Ltd mhas announced a new supply agreement with Carnforth-based producer, Oato

A fast-growing dairy company has announced an agreement to deliver oat milk to the doors of customers.

McQueens Dairies, which has a depot on Willowholme Industrial Estate in Carlisle, has agreed a new supply agreement with specialist Carnforth-based producer Oato

Oato’s oat milk will now be delivered from all twelve McQueens Dairies’ depots in Scotland and the north of England, including from the depot in Carlisle.

McQueens Dairies has offered oat milk supplied in Tetrapak packaging since mid 2020 but requests from customers for products supplied in reusable glass bottles have grown rapidly in the last two years.

Data from international research company Kantar in July 2020 showed that sales of oat milk had almost doubled from £47.8m to £94.3m in the UK in the previous twelve months.

Calum McQueen, Operations Director at McQueens Dairies said: “We’ve seen demand for milk supplied in reusable glass bottles, and for oat milk, increasing so we’re pleased to be working with Oato to supply customers with bottled oat milk.

“We’ll now be delivering Oato’s oat milk from all twelve of our depots in Scotland and the north of England directly to customers’ doorsteps.”

McQueens Dairies say the milk will be delivered to doorsteps before 7am and will come in reusable glass.

Oato is a creamy ‘non-dairy’ alternative to milk, which is lactose, nut, sugar and soy free and suitable for vegan diets.