Nostalgia for milk bottles seesdairy producer increase its sales

Nostalgia for glass milk bottles has seen Adare Farm Fresh Country Milk significantly increase sales of its farmhouse milk.

More than 20 years after the glass bottle ceded retail space to the plastic model, the Limerick-based dairy producer is now enjoying strong sales. The glass-bottled Adare product is now available in five Dunnes Stores outlets in Leinster, increasing sales since its glass bottle launch last October.

Limerick farmer Tommy Relihan has agreed a deal with Dunnes Stores that will see his glass-bottled Adare milk available at retail outlets in Cornellscourt, Leopardstown, Beacon Court and Tallaght, and at Newbridge in Co Kildare.

Mr Relihan said: “Towards the end of 2010, our Adare Farm Fresh Country Milk really began to take off across Co Limerick.

“In fact, at the time, we were struggling to keep up with demand.

“Nostalgia has been a big factor. Products in our dairy range are pasteurised but non-homogenised, giving them a traditional creamy taste and texture. Pasteurisation is part of the food safety process, however, homogenisation is a trend in dairy production that is normally associated with large scale processing.”

Mr Relihan said he finds talk of a “surprise comeback” for the glass bottle amusing.


Nidge and co return for a repeat of a series that gripped the nation over its five seasons.Friday's TV Highlights: Love/Hate returns while Springwatch looks at rewilding

A family expert at the charity Action for Children advises how parents can maintain contact with kids after separation if there’s an access problem.My ex won’t let me see my child because I haven’t paid maintenance during lockdown. What can I do?

THREE years ago, when radio presenter Daniella Moyles announced that she was quitting, few could have guessed from her upbeat Instagram post the inner turmoil she’d been enduring.Daniella Moyles on how she beat anxiety

Leaders in the fields of mindfulness and meditation are offering free online support to help us de-stress and take control, says Margaret JenningsBreathe easy: Free online guidance on how to calm your mind

More From The Irish Examiner