Lidl is the first retailer to seal the deal with ‘pioneering’ Pembrokeshire Creamery and sell milk that has been both produced and bottled on home soil.

The move means that from June 1, Lidl customers in Wales will be able to pick up ‘fully’ Welsh milk products with cream to follow soon after.

Welsh milk had previously been bottled in factories in England before being transported back to Wales to be sold in stores.

Through the security of its long-term contract with Lidl, along with an injection from the Welsh Government, Pembrokeshire Creamery has invested £20 million to build the country’s only bottling facility certified to supply supermarkets, initially creating up to 80 jobs for the community.

The products will join Lidl’s existing range of Welsh produce.

Lidl Milk Announcement.
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Richard Bourns, Chief Commercial Officer at Lidl GB, commented: “At Lidl we take pride in championing local producers, and this contract marks a significant milestone for the Welsh dairy sector, whilst also supporting the local economy in Pembrokeshire.”

Mark McQuade, Managing Director at Pembrokeshire Creamery said: “The partnership will deliver products from farm to shelf in a more efficient way, removing the need for Welsh milk to be sent to England for bottling, before coming back to Wales.”