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> Milk & More taking the proverbial, Big hike in milk price
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post Aug 27 2019, 03:42 PM
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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.
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post Aug 28 2019, 07:02 AM
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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.
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post Sep 4 2019, 08:04 PM
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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!
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post Sep 5 2019, 08:26 AM
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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?


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post Sep 13 2019, 03:05 PM
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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.
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post Sep 17 2019, 08:26 AM
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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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post Nov 9 2019, 03:48 PM
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Tesco put the price of their milk up too. I'm guessing it's not an issue if they do.
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post Nov 10 2019, 11:23 AM
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Milk should be at least thirty pence a litre more than it is now, and all of the increase should go to the producers.


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post Nov 10 2019, 01:03 PM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Nov 10 2019, 11:23 AM) *
Milk should be at least thirty pence a litre more than it is now, and all of the increase should go to the producers.


Hear hear! Wouldn't make any noticeable difference to the weekly shopping bill but would guarantee the future of the dairy industry in this country.


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post Nov 10 2019, 03:49 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Nov 10 2019, 01:03 PM) *
Hear hear! Wouldn't make any noticeable difference to the weekly shopping bill but would guarantee the future of the dairy industry in this country.

I'm certainly not arguing. I would happily pay a pound a pint. They should logo it. Pound a pint. For your health and bones
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post Nov 11 2019, 04:04 PM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Nov 10 2019, 11:23 AM) *
Milk should be at least thirty pence a litre more than it is now, and all of the increase should go to the producers.



Whilst not arguing with you that milk should be more expensive what is your reasoning for it being 30p or more?

And when you say the producrs do you mean the farmers or do you include the dairies as well?

I know the farmers often say that milk costs more to produce than they get paid, presumably the difference is absorbed as part of their subsidies.

Maybe post brexit we should focus on paying the correct price for our food and paying allowance to the farmers for protecting the environment.
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