I thought we would share this amazing story that I have just heard about. A daisy business that has been producing dairy products for over 90 years has seen the future and it does not look good, so they have moved from the darkside to a cruelty free alternative.
Elmhurst Dairy in Queens New York has ceased it’s dairy operation after 90 years citing decreased customer demand. CEO Henry Schwartz said the company has been operating at a high cost in recent years and revealed that “Pasteurized fluid milk has sort of gone out of style.”, “we are unable to continue to go on without ongoing losses.” “There isn’t much room for our kind of business. I tried to keep this open because it was my father’s plant and he asked me to do so.” The shutdown reflects ongoing trends in the dairy milk business: increasing consumer awareness of the treatment of cows in the milk industry as well as consumer concern about saturated fat, cholesterol and hormones is leading to declining sales. Lets hope the company changes its name to something more appropriate.