Dairy that made buying local a success story

Based in Kobarid in the north-west of the country, Mlekarna Planika is Slovenia's fourth largest dairy. What makes it special is that it sources all its milk locally, mostly from farms in the Alpine region of Posočje. Part of its success is that the farmers indirectly own the dairy through their cooperative.

"I can say Mlekarna Planika is special in Slovenia and perhaps in the wider region. We're located in an Alpine area where conditions for milk production are much tougher than elsewhere," the dairy's director Miran Božič told the STA in an interview.

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