GRAHAM’S The Family Dairy grew sales by 25 per cent last year as it added to its range of products and extended its reach across the UK.
The Bridge of Allan-based family farming and dairy business, which works with more than 90 dairy farmers across Scotland and employs 500 staff, reported sales of £85 million for the year to the end of March.
Pre-tax profits reached £1.3m, up from £1m a year earlier, but managing director Robert Graham said it would all be re-invested.
“Our capital expenditure is pretty significant for a family firm,” he said. “Last year we invested £2m, and this year we are re-investing all our profits back into the business again. That’s the farmer mentality that we have.”
The company said that over the period the profile of its products, including milk, butter, cream, cheese, ice cream, value added range, organic and Jersey products have increased significantly and its Graham’s The Family Dairy Gold Top jersey milk is now sold throughout the UK.
The firm’s latest push is into the spreadables market, which is fast-outpacing conventional butter sales.
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