Millie’s Cookies’ online factory is now open at Prestwick Airport, providing new work opportunities for residents in the Ayrshire area and bringing joy to local cookie fans.
Run by SSP UK, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets, the new Prestwick facility has been developed to meet growing demand for Millie’s Cookies from its UK fans and supports the existing Millie’s Cookies online factory in Manchester.
The number of online orders for the brand’s delicious range of sweet snacks, including Giant Cookies and Cookie Boxes, has increased rapidly as more people have looked to treat themselves and their family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales of cookies at the Prestwick site have grown by around 200% since it opened in May this year.
The new site has led to the creation of new jobs for local workers, with the team preparing freshly baked cookies on-site for delivery around Ayrshire and across the whole of the UK – producing around 250 to 350 Giant Cookies every day.
In even more exciting news for Millie’s Cookies lovers, a new click and collect service has launched at the airport, giving customers the opportunity to pick up their online orders directly from Prestwick Airport. Orders can be placed through www.milliescookies.com.
Christopher Millar, Operations Manager – Scottish Airports at SSP UK, said; “With many people going through a tough time during the pandemic, being able to create local jobs and give back to the community has been a real highlight of my career. Millie’s Cookies is a great brand with great products and, with our business in Prestwick continuing to grow, we hope to expand the team even further in the near future. We also have a number of exciting plans in the pipeline in addition to our click and collect service, with the aim of growing exposure for the Millie’s Cookies brand.”
Richard Lewis, CEO of SSP UK & Ireland, said; “The Millie’s Cookies team at Prestwick Airport have done a fantastic job of getting the new site off the ground. The pandemic has hit hard for many people and businesses, so we’re delighted to be able to provide new work opportunities for the local community in Ayrshire. At the same time, the new site will ensure we are able keep up with ever-increasing demand for Millie’s Cookies from both new and existing fans of the brand.”