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SMA MILK - HUGE PRICE INCREASE - WARNING

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bermudaotter Mon 09-May-11 17:39:02

Popped in my local co-op today and a 900gm tub of toddler follow on milk has increased from £7.30 to £9.40 !!

First of all i thought it was a mistake but soke to co-op customer care and they said its correct. The rrp is now £9.40 ...............i didn't think they 'd stop so low as to profiteer out of baby milk.
Shocking price increase and the co-op said other supermarkets will follow.

Anybody heard anything about this ?

AuntieMonica Mon 09-May-11 17:43:26

i didn't think they 'd stop so low as to profiteer out of baby milk.

sorry, but you have a lot to learn.

despite what the flossy adverts portray, the manufacturers of baby milk, in fact ANY foodstuffs are not doing for our benefit you know.

they have created a need, and can now shaft you right royally in the smug knowing that you will buy it for fear of you 'depriving' your child

bermudaotter Mon 09-May-11 17:46:21

just like my aunty,she always makes snap judgments on people as well.............we all have a lot to learn dont we

AuntieMonica Mon 09-May-11 17:48:29

oh come on, you really think that i'm judging you?

for what?

RitaMorgan Mon 09-May-11 17:48:43

Why bother buying toddler milk anyway, it's a con.

ChristinedePizan Mon 09-May-11 17:49:51

I agree with your point AuntieM but you could have made it in a slightly less patronising way.

AuntieMonica Mon 09-May-11 17:51:52

oops, didn't mean to sound patronising - honestly blush

bermudaotter Mon 09-May-11 17:52:35

dont waste your breath,she wouldnt understand

AuntieMonica Mon 09-May-11 17:53:32

hey, now who's being judgey?

that's unfair otter

bustersmummy Mon 09-May-11 17:55:21

It's very expensive but it's toddler milk.

You don't need to buy it - you could just give your child ordinary milk.

omnishambles Mon 09-May-11 17:56:12

what a very windy-uppy thread this is, have a biscuit

bermudaotter Mon 09-May-11 17:57:07

nothing personal but if you couldnt spot that your post was patronising then you wouldn't understand would you.
I thought i'd just let people know there's a price increase so they could get a few in.............no big deal and perhaps i shouldnt have bothered

SauvignonBlanche Mon 09-May-11 17:59:24

Shops don't supply 'baby milk' out of a sense of philanthropy, they do it to make a profit.

AuntieMonica Mon 09-May-11 17:59:49

but that is personal, and i made an apology

i wrote from my heart - it's a subject i get very het up about, but i'm not the best wordsmith.

i didn't mean to be patronising, i'll say it again, i'm sorry

nobetterthanthat Mon 09-May-11 18:06:36

The whole point of toddler milk is to profiteer. Its not a necessary product, just a heavily and cleverly marketed one.

bermudaotter Mon 09-May-11 19:45:03

it isnt just toddler milk,its all sma formula milk thats increasing by £2 a tin..............exploiting the vulnerable thru necessary baby products is jut nother measure of how out of control food prices are

ANTagony Mon 09-May-11 19:51:02

I think it might be spreading already. I thought it was just me, I have a 15 week old and my last baby was five years ago, I went looking to get some powder in for emergencies and mixing with babyrice etc when weaning and it was £8 - £10 a tin. That was in boots.

It made me feel old because when I stopped using powder about 4 years ago it was typically around £5 a tin.

lunafire Mon 09-May-11 21:45:48

bermudaotter - unfortunately "exploiting the vulnerable" is an old ploy of the baby milk manufacturers. It's very common in the third world...they give out samples for free which the mums use, losing their own milk supply...and then they find formula costs more than they earn sad

bermudaotter Tue 10-May-11 06:06:57

This thread is getting away from the real issue at stake here,namely sma's blatant price hiking for what looks like no reason other that blatant profiteering.

Its high time web sites like this one showed some collective action and started speaking out for the vulnerable mums in society and attacking these cynical ploys by the like of SMA.

You speak of 3rd world countries ,well thats what i see this country becoming before my very eyes.
The price of formula milk has DOUBLED in 3 years,something needs to be done about it.
How about mums net takes some initiative here and tries to organise selective boycotting ?

bermudaotter Tue 10-May-11 09:48:50

Would be nice if a site administrator took this on and had a look at it.
Maybe the place could start living upto it's logo then

lockets Tue 10-May-11 09:53:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nethunsreject Tue 10-May-11 09:56:51

bermuda, you must be joking! have you read the threads on here about nestle, etc? And as for this being a third world country - ffs hmm

TrillianAstra Tue 10-May-11 09:57:16

1 - you don't need toddler milk
2 - you are naive to think that companies that make formula milk do so for any reason other than to make profit
3 - it is bad that formula has gone up so much in price, but I imagine their ingredients have gone up a lot too (since all food has increased in price in the last few years)
4 - what exactly do you expect MNers to boycott if all formula has increased in price?

bermudaotter Tue 10-May-11 10:00:59

Really ? Do you think so ?
Mums net can be quite a motivating force if it wanted to be and was prepared to harness it's collective power .
But I don't really see it like that ,David cameron popped on for a chat didn't he ,promised lots but all he,s done since us stick 2 fingers up at every mum ,working or not .
He realises there,s no organisation whatsoever so the site and all it's members are no threat to him at all.

bermudaotter Tue 10-May-11 10:02:28

The 2 replies in front of my post just about sums up the mentality of what's wrong here.

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