Milk pouches spread in UK
Another major grocery chain in the United Kingdom is selling milk in plastic bags. Tesco is the latest to try the flexible pouches, which the consumer places into a specially designed pitcher that pierces the pouch. Waitrose, which became the first UK grocery to sell this milk pouch/pitcher system in 2007, dropped it last April, saying the pouches were prone to leak or break. However, UK chain Sainsbury started carrying half-gallon milk pouches in 2008 and now sells about 110,000 of them a week. The Tesco pouches sell under the brand of British milk packager Dairy Crest, while Sainsbury sells the bags as a store brand.