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11/6/2018 2:12:09 PM
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Big changes

in a lot of items at Walmart. They have really stopped carrying a lot of the name brands that I like in my pantry. Even vegetable oil, they only carry Great Valu..sorry, no thanks. I prefer what I prefer, and find I am buying less and less at Walmart. I have stopped buying produce and dairy from Walmart all together.


11/6/2018 3:59:06 PM
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May 2012
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Hate Lucerne too and it seems to go bad before expiry date. I've noticed Safeway has started carrying Dairyland but couldn't find it in the 1 litre 2% when I was looking for it.  
And the Nestle water is the only kind I drink and used to stock up at Walmart when they had it on sale. However have noticed Safeway/Sobeys have it on sale this week so guess I'll get it there.


11/6/2018 4:56:42 PM
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Mar 2016
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I love milk!

I grew up in the '60's on powdered milk. You could see thru it. Our family had seven kids. I tasted real milk in the '70's. Are you kidding me? It was delicious! To this day I only drink homoginized (full strength) and from time to time, add some 18% coffee cream to it. I love it! (By the way, I'm not over weight, and have very strong teeth and bones)!


11/6/2018 5:46:40 PM
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Natrel milk tastes so much better...

In my opinion; once one tries Natrel lactose free milk you will never want to go back to any other brand. Tried, but both Lucerne and Dairland tasted like they were siphoned trough a dirty old sock afterwards. Also Natrel milk is much better for you.


11/6/2018 8:40:20 PM
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And Natrel Milk is

Adam78 said "In my opinion; once one tries Natrel lactose free milk you will never want to go back to any other brand. Tried, but both Lucerne and Dairland tasted like they were siphoned trough a dirty old sock afterwards. Also Natrel milk is much better for you. "

what kind of milk? Never heard of it. Is it like almond? You realize almonds don't have "milk" so I can't understand that reasoning.  
In my opinion, lactose free milk is not "milk". Milk has lactose so not sure why or how you feel Natrel is "better". What's it made of? Please explain.


11/6/2018 8:50:53 PM
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I find Lucerne to go bad before expiration date.


11/6/2018 9:13:40 PM
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I'm going out on a limb now

So I hope someone who is a big head honcho of Walmart, Sobey's and Safeway (in Brandon) will realize that most people do NOT LIKE Lucerne milk!!! Want to make money? Go back to what works......Dairyland!!  
Ta Da!!!!


11/7/2018 7:04:35 AM
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Apr 2010
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It makes me so happy other people feel the same way I do about lucerne milk! I do most of my grocery shopping at sobeys but since they changed to lucerne have had to buy my milk elsewhere.  
I noticed last week they had milk other than lucerne for the first time in at least a year? Lucerne is the worst brand of milk to get imo.


11/7/2018 7:53:15 AM
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I think sells dairyland


11/7/2018 9:21:20 AM
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Beatrice (Parmalat)  
Lactancia (Parmalat)  
Dairyland (Saputo) -also makes Neilson (Ontario)  
Landmark Dairy (Independent?)  
Lucerne (Agropur) - licensed from Sobey's  
Natrel (Agropur)  
Foremost (Loblaws)  
Most milk sold in Canada is from multinational corporations, but the milk in the bottle is from Canadian farms.  
Almond Milk - Not frickin' milk, almonds do not lactate.


11/7/2018 9:53:00 AM
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The same as dairyland/saputo


11/7/2018 3:03:25 PM
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Suggestion would be if you don't like what Walmart is doing, tell them. They have that internet survey going continuosly and it is supposedly done right here in Brandon, or so I was told. Tell Walmart that you want them to sell Dairyland and support our local product/industry. Myself, I will buy local, but I also need a good price. I am willing to pay a bit more, but not a whole lot more.  
I didn't used to buy Lucerne because it always seemed to spoil sooner, but I think that may have been because Safeway used to have open coolers, no doors. When I buy it at Sobey's it seems to keep better. I can remember when Superstore sold Foremost milk and I also remember being able to buy Manco and Silverwoods milk at several stores too. Not sure what happened to Foremost and Silverwoods, but I think Manco somehow evolved into Dairyland.  
Anyway, if you want Walmart to sell Dairyland, tell them.


11/7/2018 3:41:47 PM
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Wal mart

It is a business decision. Just maybe as much as we like dairyland it could be a cost driven decision?  
Milk for some stores is not a loss leader. They need it less as a draw but to make money while having it. Just possibly Wal mart is doing both. Quality costs money but few will pay a premium for it. Wal mart is there on price(draw). Carrying milk is a draw. Quality should be a draw but not worth it as a loss leader. My bet is dairlyland is too pricey for them.  
Wal mart probably takes care of FiFo. First in first out. They probably pay the piper of spoilage instead of dairyland. They may do the shelf stocking instead of the dairies. All kinds of Costs Wal mart may or may not take on that dairies did or do. It could be simply as delivery times etc not being to Wal marts liking. Kickbacks? Kickbacks on the national stage.  
Last no matter the price sold to wal mart maybe all companies could be available but know one wants to  
pay for shelf space as is done in the grocery business.  
Soda pop and potato chips are a competitive businesses.In spite of controlled prices so is milk.


11/10/2018 10:53:52 AM
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Jul 2009
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Why the price increase?

Around a month ago, just before the US and Canada had an agreemen,a litre of buttermilk at Sobeys South jumped from $2.59 to $2.79. A 4 litre milk took the jump the same day.  
I am curious as to why because I was led to believe that the Canadian Dairy farmers knew their prices were high but still wanted protection from competition.  
Why then?


11/10/2018 11:07:41 AM
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Jul 2009
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Modern Dairies

Back 40 years ago when Manco and Modern Dairies took milk to SW Manitoba stores the price was fixed at 2 cents mark up!!  
If skim was 51 cents cost you were only allowed to sell for 53 cents and you were required to not only pay the hydro, the floor space but the cooler and maintenace as well. How did they get away with it? Heck if I know but they knew you needed milk to run a grocery store.  
Here''s a question I''ll throw out. I have read that half of the dairy industry is protected and growing in Quebec. Is ALL of our milk for milk and dairy products in Brandon produced in Manitoba?  
Edited by Smoothie, 2018-11-10 11:11:15

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