Otties launches UK’s first yogurt dispenser at Macknade

Macknade Food Hall in Faversham, Kent has become the first outlet in the UK to host an Otties yogurt dispenser.

The yogurt dispenser offers a drive towards sustainability by encouraging shoppers to refill their own containers, which the delicatessen team will fill up and price according to weight. The dispenser is said to deliver a c.70% reduction in plastic compared to individual yogurts pots. There are already plans to roll out a second yogurt machine to Macknade’s Elwick Place site, now open in Ashford.

Managing director of Macknade, Stefano Cuomo, commented: “This yogurt is absolutely beautiful and comes from a local family run business based in Kent’s Elham Valley. Like us, Otties is pushing the boundaries to reduce its environmental impact on the world. It’s really important for us to support the growth and reach of local businesses and this is just one example of the relationships we cultivate. Not only are we confident that we are offering a premium yogurt product to our customers, it is also helping us to meet our own goals of reducing the packaging and waste produced by the business. Not to mention that it tastes incredible.”

David Guy, owner of Otties, added, “We chose to partner with Macknade for this launch as it offers a shopping experience that is tuned into local farming and local producers. The delicatessen is exceptional and provenance and sustainability are so key to their offering.

“We are the last family run dairy farm in the Elham Valley and are based in south east Kent. Due to the pressure on dairy farms over the last few years, we decided to diversify into yogurt and we have created a really fantastic high quality swiss style yogurt, which we’re really proud of. This is the future of yogurt as it offers a far more efficient production process and vastly reduces the plastic required.”

Otties is based on the iconic East Kent Downs where three generations have worked the land at Ottinge Court since the turn of the last century.

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