Samís Clubģ Mooves To New Milk Container
Package Provides Environmental and Health Benefits Plus Costs Less
Samís Club Members are reaching for a fresh alternative in the dairy cooler -- a square shaped gallon that represents a packaging change consistent with the transformation of milk from pitchers to glass bottles in the late 1800ís and then cardboard cartons to plastic gallons in the early 1950ís.
Todayís new square or case-less milk jugs do not require crates or racks for shipping and storage. Instead, the newly designed milk gallon is self stacking because the spout is flatter and each gallon can rest on another during transport, as well as while on display. Itís estimated trucks used for shipping from the processor to club can accommodate 9% more milk -- 4,704 gallons per truck or approximately 384 more jugs -- without any metal racks.* In addition, the flat top and wider spout do not come in contact with other equipment during filling reducing the risk of possible contamination.
At a time when the impact of food inflation appears on every grocery receipt, the new case-less jug also delivers a cost savings of 10 to 20 cents.
ďThis is an exciting change for Samís Club Members and the dairy industry,Ē said Heather Mayo, vice president, Merchandising, Samís Club. ďThere are many efficiencies and benefits to case-less milk jugs and one of the best advantages is that we can pass on the lower cost to our members and they benefit from the extended shelf life and added freshness.Ē
Samís Club is offering case-less milk gallons in 189 clubs. The milk is available in most Samís Club locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. There are a handful of milk producers across the U.S. currently set up to offer the new case-less gallons and as more adopt the design, Samís Club hopes to expand distribution.
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