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1% Fat Milk - on its way out?

edited 27 February at 5:42PM in Gone Off!
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edited 27 February at 5:42PM in Gone Off!
I used to buy 1% Fat milk (the one with the orange lid / label) from various supermarkets but noticed recently that my 3 closest Sainburys no longer seem to stock it. I did ask and was told my one shelf stacker that they had stopped doing it!
Thankfully, ASDA and others still seem to be currently selling that type. I hope this isn't the beginning of the end for 1% fat milk, as I prefer it to skimmed.
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  • ClowanceClowance Forumite
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    I too like 1% milk but rarely find it now. Will look in Asda.
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  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    I like the Arla BoB milk which genuinely does taste like semi skimmed but it's lower fat. Unfortunately the price seems to be hiked up again and again so I only buy it occasionally now. :(
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    Best of Both is currently on 'offer' for £1.50 at Sainsbury's at the moment, according to their website.
    I work for a competitor and we continue to stock 1% fat milk. I can't help but feel the rise in Veganism must mean milk consumption is down year on year and it perhaps wasn't cost effective, long term, for Sainsbury's to continue stocking it.
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  • MrsStepfordMrsStepford Forumite
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    The Grocer, trade mag for supermarkets, is saying that Arla is simplifying their range of milks, because of Covid-19 and cut out several. They are one of the biggest milk processors in the country with several brands including Yeo Valley. Lactofree, Skyr and Anchor and they also process a lot of own brand milk for supermarkets. I guess they looked at total sales figures and decided that cutting the least popular gives them extra capacity for the most popular. 
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