Our dairy, located in the heart of the Devon market town of Crediton, was established on its present location in 1947.  Originally processing fresh milk from local farms it began producing long life milk twenty-one years later.

1968 Express Dairies produce long life milk.

1992 Express Dairies are taken over by Northern Foods.

2002 The dairy is sold to Milk Link, the UK’s leading dairy farmer co-operative.

2009 Milk Link invests significantly in the site. Production of fresh flavoured milk begins, alongside long life milk products.

2012 Milk Link merges with Arla Foods.

2013 Former Milk Link Executives Neil Kennedy and Tim Smiddy lead a management buy-out and establish Crediton Dairy with the objective of it being a leading producer of high quality dairy drinks.

2014 Crediton Dairy undertakes significant capital expenditure of £4.1 million to increase its production of added value fresh flavoured dairy drinks.

2015 Crediton Dairy enters the handheld on-the-go sector of the dairy drinks market with a £2.5 million investment at the dairy which includes the installation of a state of the art high speed filler.

2015 Crediton triggers an option to purchase the freehold of the site from Arla.

2016 Crediton’s Moo range of fresh flavoured milks continue to perform strongly and the Moo Milk brand range expands to include a handheld 330ml format.  Production of iced coffee begins with the launch of the Arctic Iced Coffee brand.  Within 12 months Crediton delivers over 5 million cartons of iced coffee across retailer own label and the Arctic Iced Coffee brand.


We’re proud to support the local dairy industry and the local community. Our business helps to sustain the area’s dairy farming enterprises, while our CSR program contributes to a number of nearby charitable and community organisations.