Minister urges Coles and Aldi boycott as $1-a-litre milk stays on sale
Coles has broken ranks with arch rival Woolworths and will continue to sell $1-a-litre-milk, prompting an extraordinary call from the federal agriculture minister for shoppers to boycott the supermarket and the discount chain Aldi.
Woolworths on Monday said that after eight years of cut-price milk, it was increasing the price of its home-brand two- and three-litre cartons by 10¢ a litre and would pass the price increase on to farmers in full.
Dairy farmers have blamed $1 milk for devaluing their produce and driving down farm-gate prices, and immediately called on other retailers to follow Woolworths’ lead as the east-coast drought drives many farmers out of business. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…