Supermac’s 2018 contract with Lakeland Dairies set to grow
The contract for 2018 between Supermac’s and dairy processing co-operative Lakeland Dairies is set to grow by approximately 100,000L, according to the managing director of Supermac’s, Pat McDonagh.
On specific volumes, the Galway man told AgriLand: “Last year, it was close on 500,000L. This year we expect it – with the weather being so good – to probably be in excess of 600,000L. This is ice-cream weather.”
McDonagh stated that ice-cream sales – as well as sales of soft drinks and water – have been boosted in recent weeks due to the current spell of fine weather.
With the warm temperatures set to continue over the next few days, ice-cream sales are expected to continue “hitting the charts big time”.
Commenting on the contract, McDonagh said: “That’s all coming from Lakeland Dairies. We have been dealing with them for well in excess of 25 years at this stage.
“We have developed a good relationship with Lakeland.”
Operating within a catchment area covering 15 counties across the northern half of the island of Ireland, the farmer-owned co-operative collects and processes over 1.2 billion litres of milk annually into a range of dairy foodservice products and dairy food ingredients.
It reportedly exports these products to over 70 countries across the globe.