Milk price comparison

edited 1 February 2015 at 10:18PM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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terra_fermaterra_ferma Forumite
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edited 1 February 2015 at 10:18PM in Food Shopping & Groceries
That's what supermarkets pay farmers and how much they charge (semi skimmed fresh milk, 2 pints carton, price per litre).
Pity Aldi and Lidl are not included.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31058356
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30882208

Sainsbury's pay farmers 34p, charge us 78.3p per litre
Marks and Spencer 34 (no prices online)
Waitrose 33p/78.3
Tesco 32p/66p
Co-op 31p (no prices online)
Arla 25p ,
Asda (supplied by Arla) 25p/66p
Muller Wiseman 25p
Dairy Crest set to cut its price to less than 25p
First Milk about 22p
Iceland (25p/66.4) gets its milk from Arla and Muller Wiseman
Morrisons (25p(and less)/78.1) gets its milk from Arla and Dairy Crest.

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  • alanqalanq Forumite
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    That's what supermarkets pay farmers and how much they charge (semi skimmed fresh milk, 2lb carton, price per litre).

    I assume that you meant "2 l" (2 litres) not "2 lb" (2 pounds). Which prices are you comparing? I can see no relationship to actual prices.

    The major supermarkets' own brands tend to be sold by the pint. Milk sold in litres tends to have been processed to extend its life.

    For example:
    ASDA 66p/Iceland 66.4p? Currently 89p for 4 pints (= 39.2p per litre). The longer life stuff is £1.25 for 2 litres at ASDA (= 62.5p per litre)

    Tesco 66p/Waitrose 78.3p? Currently £1 for 4 pints. (=44p per litre). The longer life stuff is £1.50 for 2 litres at Tesco (= 75p per litre)
  • alanq wrote: »
    I assume that you meant "2 l" (2 litres) not "2 lb" (2 pounds). Which prices are you comparing? I can see no relationship to actual prices.

    The major supermarkets' own brands tend to be sold by the pint. Milk sold in litres tends to have been processed to extend its life.

    For example:
    ASDA 66p/Iceland 66.4p? Currently 89p for 4 pints (= 39.2p per litre). The longer life stuff is £1.25 for 2 litres at ASDA (= 62.5p per litre)

    Tesco 66p/Waitrose 78.3p? Currently £1 for 4 pints. (=44p per litre). The longer life stuff is £1.50 for 2 litres at Tesco (= 75p per litre)

    Also, not all supermarkets sell as 2lts. Asda for example sell 2.27 litres or 4 pints, as it is clearly marked on the carton.
  • edited 1 February 2015 at 10:18PM
    terra_fermaterra_ferma Forumite
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    edited 1 February 2015 at 10:18PM
    2 pints carton, price per litre
    (as given on my supermarket)
    fresh milk only, own brand, to compare like for like.
    yes... rather confusing if I mix pounds and litres ;)
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