Dairy firm opens new distribution depot in Stockton as demand for doorstep deliveries grows

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Doorstep delivery specialist McQueens Dairies has officially opened its new distribution depot in Stockton as part of ambitious expansion plans.

The family business, which specialises in doorstep deliveries, was founded in 1995 by company chairman Mick McQueen and his wife Meg and now operates distribution depots in Scotland and north of England employing hundreds of staff including the couple’s five children who hold senior positions within the business.

The new 4,500 sq ft depot at North Tees Industrial Estate has already employed 13 staff and will serve customers living in Stockton and surrounding areas.

Ruairidh McQueen from McQueens Dairies said: “Our new Stockton-on-Tees distribution centre is our fifth in the north of England and will join our busy depots in Mansfield, Huddersfield, Warrington and Preston.

“Demand for doorstep deliveries has been increasing for some time now and since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country we have seen demand increase further as customers looked for safer and reliable food delivery services and our decision to open this new depot reflects that demand.”

Chris Norton, Stockton depot manager for McQueens Dairies, said: “It is exciting for all of the new depot and delivery staff who are delivering fresh milk daily to our customers’ doorsteps, and for McQueens Dairies to become part of the Stockton-on-Tees and County Durham community.”

In addition to milk products, the company also delivers orange juice, apple juice and free-range eggs which customers can order using the company’s online ‘shop’ or by calling its customer call centre.

Ruairidh McQueen added: “Our customers are at the heart of our business and are who make the business the success it is. We still deliver to people who have been customers since we started 25 years ago are committed to giving every customer, old and new, the very best service and product in the market.”