When you buy milk from us, you can be reassured that it’s high-quality, 100% British and that the dairy farmers are paid a fair price. All of our own-brand milk, yogurts, block butter and Cheddar cheese are 100% sourced from British milk.
We source the majority of our fresh milk through The Co-operative Retail Trading Group, which in turn sources from The Co-operative Dairy Group. The Co-operative Dairy Group comprises more than 200 British dairy farmers who, in return for maintaining strict standards and sharing best practice, are guaranteed a premium price for their milk.
All of the dairy farmers are accredited to a national scheme, such as Red Tractor, which ensures high standards of animal welfare.
The remainder of our milk is sourced through a local supplier – Marybelle Pur Natur Ltd, based in Suffolk. Marybelle was created with simple values at its heart, including protecting and improving the British Dairy Farming Industry and creating a sustainable and responsible business – things that are really important to us too.
For all our Sourced Locally suppliers, including Marybelle, we implement what we call a ‘Three Ps Policy’. This means that:
- Suppliers receive a fair Price for their products
- We make a reasonable Profit
- Our customers pay a fair and reasonable Price in-store.
You can find out more about our Sourced Locally initiative here.