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Big dairy brands milking consumers on full cream costs, says price expert

Major dairy brands are making the biggest profits off their pricing on milk products, says Vicci Baker, founder of the price comparison website Retail Price Watch.

This comes after Retail Price Watch studied the average prices for 21 fresh full cream milk products at four large retail chains (Pick n Pay, Checkers, Spar and Shoprite) over a 17 month period.

According to Baker, larger name brands such as Clover are charging close to R30 for a two litre of full cream milk, while other brands charge much less.

She says that house brands charge approximately R23 in comparison.

Baker explains that the big price differential means that smaller dairy farmers and low-cost processors are losing out.

There is a big price differential... The main reason for concern is that we are seeing our very industry being squeezed and losing dairy farmers at an alarming rate.

Vicci Baker, founder of Retail Price Watch

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