Glenilen Farm expanding UK operation
To capitalise on the success of its glass jar yoghurt range in the UK retail and foodservice market, West Cork dairy brand, Glenilen Farm, is launching a new range of chilled cheesecakes into 170 Sainsbury’s stores, with a view to capitalising on the success of its glass jar yoghurt range.
19 November 2019 | 0
Glenilen Farm has announced an expansion to its already thriving UK operation, whereupon its handmade cheesecake range will go on sale in 170 Sainsbury’s stores. The range is made using Irish butter, fromage frais and fresh cream, along with fresh lemon juice, mango and passionfruit seeds.
In line with the company’s sustainability mission, the Glenilen cheesecake range is presented in a tub made from recycled bottles with a push-up base to ensure easy and mess-free removal.
Commenting on the new launch, Glenilen Farm owner Alan Kingston said the expansion comes at a perfect time, in line with the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. “Following the success of our glass jar yoghurt range,” he said, “which has seen sales grow by 50% in Sainsbury’s, we’re delighted to announce that the retailer will stock our handmade cheesecakes just in time for the Christmas period.
“There is a lot of uncertainty around Brexit,” he added, addressing the possible challenges of operating in the UK. “However, what we do know is that the UK market will always be Ireland’s nearest neighbour and so the two countries will continue to depend on each other after an agreement is ultimately reached.”
Glenilen Farm is a family-run farm set up by husband and wife team, Alan and Valerie Kingston in West Cork. It is one of the leading Irish yoghurt brands in Ireland, while more than 20% of its business is in the UK.