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Newbury Today Forum _ Random Rants _ Milk & More taking the proverbial

Posted by: gel Aug 27 2019, 03:42 PM

Blame The German Owners:

We have supported our local milkman over many years; first of all it was Express Dairy; hence the name
"Express Way, Newbury".
Then they were taken over by Unigate, and latterly the German company Muller aka
"Milk & More".
They have just reverted to glass bottles again.

The papers have indicated that milkmen are seeing an upturn in new customers,
but after all this time, they're about to lose me.
Just had slip with our delivery today (we have just 3 a week), that milk has
gone up in price by 4p a pint.
Not a way to encourage customers, by further widening price with retailers.

Posted by: shedboy Aug 28 2019, 07:02 AM

Yes I think this is called taking the P---.

We have our milk from them for 2 reasons, glass bottles & better a price to the farmers.

However being pensioners we may have to revert to supermarket milk once more. Sad day.

Posted by: MontyPython Sep 4 2019, 08:04 PM

My parents now in their 90's loyally used their Milk & More milkman until a few years ago. When it snowed heavily he deciced he couldn't get down their road. Rather than carry the milk down it appears it was excepatble fo 90 year olds to walk down a steeper hill to the supermarket.

No service at all when they needed it. Hopefully the milkman will lose his job and pension!

Posted by: SirWilliam Sep 5 2019, 08:26 AM

QUOTE (MontyPython @ Sep 4 2019, 09:04 PM) *
My parents now in their 90's loyally used their Milk & More milkman until a few years ago. When it snowed heavily he deciced he couldn't get down their road. Rather than carry the milk down it appears it was excepatble fo 90 year olds to walk down a steeper hill to the supermarket.

No service at all when they needed it. Hopefully the milkman will lose his job and pension!


Every sympathy to your parent's plight but the milkman/postman/uncle tom cobley man is not a social services employee and it would be grossly irresponsible of him to place not only himself but his commodities at risk. Perhaps you could pop into the shop and buy them a pint of milk?

Posted by: MontyPython Sep 13 2019, 03:05 PM

QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Sep 5 2019, 09:26 AM) *
Every sympathy to your parent's plight but the milkman/postman/uncle tom cobley man is not a social services employee and it would be grossly irresponsible of him to place not only himself but his commodities at risk. Perhaps you could pop into the shop and buy them a pint of milk?


Being 70miles away makes that a bit difficult. It would not put himself at great risk to walk down a quiet road. We ween't asking for a social services employee just getting him to fulfil the contract!

However it seems you take the modern approach to Customer Service, i.e. don't bother if it is difficult.

Posted by: Strafin Sep 17 2019, 08:26 AM

Maybe if people paid a sensible price for milk, the milkmen would be on more than minimum wage and then more willing to go the extra mile?

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