Yoghurt firm defying the economic gloom

NORTH Devon dairy company Stapleton is flying in the face of the recession after winning new deals with British Airways and Morrisons supermarkets First class and business passengers on BA flights can now enjoy a luxury farmhouse yogurt from the Langtree

NORTH Devon dairy company Stapleton is flying in the face of the recession after winning new deals with British Airways and Morrisons supermarkets

First class and business passengers on BA flights can now enjoy a luxury farmhouse yogurt from the Langtree-based company, which employs 30 people.

The award-winning family firm has landed a major deal to supply its strawberry and clotted cream and gooseberry yogurts as a breakfast treat on routes worldwide.

People from all over the globe will get a chance to sample Stapleton's all-natural yogurts, which are packed with 25% real fruit and nothing artificial.


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Stapleton's Peter Duncan said: "We're delighted to be supplying our yogurts to BA and we're certain they'll be a soaring success. This deal will literally send our popularity into the stratosphere!"

This follows closely on the heels of Stapleton landing a major contract to produce Morrisons' The Best Low Fat range.

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Stapleton is making five flavours for the nationwide retailer. Shoppers can now find their award-winning low fat yogurt in all 220 Morrisons stores in the UK under the supermarket's The Best label.

Mr Duncan said: "Like all small businesses, we've had to fight hard to get through the recession, but securing this contract is a major boost for us. We're extremely proud of our low fat yogurt and delighted to be producing this all-new range for Morrisons."

Peter and Carol Duncan, owners of Stapleton, have been producing yogurt on the family farm since 1975 and added ice cream in 2000.

Both use milk from a local herd of Jersey cows, with fruit compotes made on site and stirred in by hand. They are free of stabilisers, additives, preservatives, or flavourings.

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