- Coles has raised the price of milk by 10 cents a liter
Coles has increased the price of milk by 10 cents a liter, sparking outrage among Australian families struggling with the cost of living.
The updated price means three-liter cartons now cost $4.80. Two-liter cartons cost $3.30, while one-liter bottles are available for $1.70.
Coles brand milk in three liters has increased by 80 cents in just over a year, representing an overall price rise of 20 per cent.
Woolworths has not changed the price of its milk – its bottles are 10 cents cheaper than its competitor’s.
A Coles spokesperson confirmed the price hike to Daily Mail Australia.
Coles dairy products increased by 10 cents per liter
“We have reluctantly increased the price of Coles brand milk by 10 cents per liter due to continued rising costs in the supply chain,” he said.
“We do not take the decision to increase prices lightly, particularly given the increasing pressures our customers are facing due to the cost of living.”
But many Australians were left unimpressed after a customer noticed the price hike in store.
“Milk has gone up again,” one wrote on Facebook.
Another said: “It doesn’t seem like that long ago it was $3. »
A third added: “Owning a cow will soon be cheap. »
One said he hoped the price increase would go “directly to farmers”.
“Yes, I noticed that yesterday. There will be no end, we will only be happy when we can’t afford basic necessities while they take billions,” wrote another.
A second added: “Another sneaky 30 cent rise. »
Last week, the price of a 3 liter bottle of milk was $4.50.
Coles one and two liter milk options also saw a price rise of 10 cents per liter.
Others said it was another blow to families as the cost of living crisis continued.
“For people with one-year-olds, it will be cheaper to keep them on formula rather than switching to real milk,” one said.
Another commented: “Yes. And we, I mean, my children, consume 12 liters a week!’
Others said they would happily pay more if the extra 10 cents per gallon were guaranteed to go back to the dairy farmers who produce it.
“As long as it goes to the dairy farmers.” They work so hard to bring milk to our doorstep. I have no problem,” one of them replied.
Another said: “Hopefully the farmers will receive the extra money we are paying them. »