Dairy Crest Delivers Smaller Bottles, Charges Same Price
Dairy Crest is facing angry consumers after they began selling smaller bottles of milk for the same price as their previous, larger size. Eighty-two-year-old Joyce Buckley-Parker was particularly miffed:
The 82-year-old, of Ashridge Grove, Adderley Green, said: "I've been having a pint delivered every other day since 1953 and I've never known anything like this to happen before.
"We always got our sterilised milk in a normal 568ml bottle, but this new one is only 500ml and you can tell it's a lot smaller just by looking at it. We are now getting less milk but are still being expected to pay the same price as we were before. I don't think it's fair and I'm in two minds to tell them to stop delivering it to me."