Meeting increased US demand for glass milk bottles
In a world changed by the Covid-19 pandemic, dairy delivery companies across the USA are witnessing a surge in demand for glass milk bottles. And even with states reopening, consumers still want glass milk bottles delivered to their doorsteps.
Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, for example, is manufacturing glass milk bottles for long-term partner Stanpac, which supplies to regional dairy brands across the country.
A B Munroe Dairy in Providence, Rhode Island, has delivered fresh dairy products and premium local foods to thousands of homes in the area for more than 100 years. Its dairy milk bottle travels less than any milk purchased at a grocery store and the trip from farm to dairy to home versus farm to dairy to distribution to store to home can be significant.
And in Tulare, California, Top O' The Morn Farms has been producing fresh milk and dairy products since 2012, focusing on home delivery from Fresno to Bakersfield. Its products are also available in grocery stores.
“Stanpac has been working 24/7 to keep up with consumer demand for our customers’ dairy products across the country” commented Murray Bain, Vice President Marketing at Stanpac. “It has been a challenge but so critically important to keep our customers serving consumers across the nation in a challenging time.”
“Ardagh takes great pride in working alongside Stanpac to provide sustainable glass packaging for dairy brands across America” said John T Shaddox, Chief Commercial Officer for Ardagh’s North American Glass business unit.
“Glass packaging is increasingly being recognised as the right choice for brands to strengthen their business and their own sustainability platform, while delivering consumers the best in product integrity, safety and environmental excellence."