Milk delivery London can seem like a pointless endeavour these days. With the proliferation of our supermarket culture that seems to make everything readily available, is there still a place for the milkman in London? The resounding answer is: absolutely. Indeed, there’s still a significant place for fresh food delivery in general. In our busy lives, we sometimes find it easy to disregard traditions. However, these traditions are not just grounded in old habits that refuse to die, as there are great practical reasons why milk deliveries aren’t going anywhere.
The history of milk delivery in London can be charted alongside that of the rest of the British Isles. Milkmen and women have been around for as long as anyone can remember. They first appeared in the mid-1800s and their rise to prominence ran parallel with increasing transport links. Railways allowed producers to deliver all over the country and mobility around cities and towns was helped with push carts and, for the successful sellers, horse and cart. Milk delivery London then started to become a door-to-door sale, as more and more customers lapped up the dairy. Some doors were chapped three times a day as people wanted milk for their breakfast, their early lunches and their milk puddings at teatime, but the two world wars changed everything. With men getting conscripted to fight, women gallantly stepped into a role predominantly viewed as for men. Between the wars, production values changed and soon milk went from being sold in large jugs to being sold in bottles. During the early-to-mid 20th century, horse and carts faded away from use and electrical vehicles became the prominent way of ‘doing the rounds’. And, with the rise of supermarket and shopping culture, it’s easy to think of milkmen and women as remnants of the past, but this is not the case. Despite their appeal, supermarkets still won’t get milk to you fresh – nor will they deliver it to your door without a big delivery surcharge. Besides, nothing beats getting up in the morning and finding a fresh bottle of milk on your doorstep that is waiting to be poured into your tea or ready to grace your cereal.
Recently, businesses have come under criticism from their employees for not providing them with enough fresh milk. It sounds bizarre, but nobody complains while having a calming cup of tea in his or her hands. Without milk, which 98 per cent of tea-drinkers in the UK prefer with their cuppa, you could have the start of a mini mutiny on your hands. So one way to keep your employees happy is to at least ensure they get their much-prized cup of tea with milk. So, to avoid any mini-milk disasters, you’ll want to plan ahead by getting an office milk delivery London set up. By procuring the services of a London milk delivery company, you’ll be making sure that you’re putting your employees first. After all, copious amounts of milk aren’t guaranteed to be on the shelves in supermarkets. But there are other benefits to having milk around too. If you’re planning on starting a breakfast bar at your work, to help employees who are struggling for time to eat in the morning, you’ll probably need a fair amount of milk to make sure that they’ve got enough for their cereal. Thankfully, at Jones Bros, we can meet these requirements, and the requirements of all your employees. Not only do we provide fresh-as-can-be, locally-based milk to our customers, but also we can offer dairy-free alternatives, like soya and rice milk, so that none of your workforce is excluded.
Since 1877, when Henry Jones set us up to deliver milk using churns in the East End of London, we at the Jones Bros have continued to move with the times. Even a century later, we still attract a loyal clientele. Specialising in milk/fruit delivery London, we also offer fresh food delivery at fantastic prices. So if you’re interested in our friendly ol’ fashioned service, don’t delay in ringing 020 7247 7136 or filling in the form at www.jonesdairies.com. We’ll get back to you ASAP with our product list and our friendly chat.