Coles slammed over major change to milk that will impact millions

  • Coles has raised the price of milk by 10cents a litre

Coles has raised the price of milk by 10cents a litre sparking outrage from Aussie families struggling with the cost of living.

The updated pricing means three-litre cartons now cost $4.80. Two-litre cartons are priced at $3.30, while one-litre bottles are available for $1.70. 

Three-litre Coles brand milk has gone up by 80 cents in slightly more than a year, representing an overall price jump of 20 per cent. 

Woolworths has not changed the price of its milk – with its bottles 10 cents cheaper than its competitor.

A Coles spokesman confirmed the price rise to Daily Mail Australia. 

Coles milk products have increased by 10 cents per litre

‘We have reluctantly raised the price of Coles Own Brand milk by 10 cents a litre due to ongoing cost increases in the supply chain,’ he said.

‘We don’t take the decision to raise prices lightly, particularly because of the increased cost-of-living pressures faced by our customers.’

But many Aussies were not impressed after a customer noticed the price rise in store. 

‘Milk’s gone up again,’ one wrote on Facebook. 

Another said: ‘It doesn’t seem like that long ago it was $3.’

A third added: ‘Soon be cheap to own a cow.’

One said they hoped the price markup was going ‘straight to the farmers’. 

 ‘Yep, noticed this yesterday. There is no end to it, won’t be happy till we can’t afford the basic necessities while they take billions,’ another wrote.

A second added: ‘Another sneaky 30 cent rise.’

Just last week - the price of a 3litre bottle of milk was $4.50

The one and two-litre Coles milk options have also seen a price hike of 10 cents per litre.

Others said it was yet another blow for families as the cost of living crisis continued. 

‘For people with one-year-olds, it will be cheaper to keep them on formula than change to real milk,’ one said.

Another commented: ‘Yep. And we, I mean, my kids, go through 12L per week!’

Others said they’d be happy to pay more if the extra 10 cents per litre was guaranteed to go to the dairy farmers who produced it.

‘As long as it goes to the dairy farmers. They work so hard to bring milk to our door. I don’t have a problem,’ one responded.

Another said: ‘Let’s hope the farmers get the extra money that we are paying.’


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