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Monday November 30th, 2015

Posted at 3:35pm

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A Canada-wide survey on the price of milk revealed Windsor and two other cities have the cheapest milk.

Field Agent Canada conducted a cross-country price survey on fluid milk prices at 175 retailers in 19 markets from coast-to-coast between November 23rd and November 28th and the survey uncovered huge differences in the price Canadians are paying for one of the most basic grocery items — 2% milk.

“There continues to be a huge disparity in milk prices in Canada with the most expensive market paying almost double what consumers are paying in the cheapest market,” says Jeff Doucette of Field Agent Canada.

The least expensive milk in Canada, according to the survey, can be found at Costco locations in Windsor, London and Nepean, with a 4L package of 2% milk retailing for $3.89. That translates to just 97 cents per litre.

This is Windsor’s second year boasting the cheapest milk in Canada. But Field Agent says the price per litre is up six cents from last year.

On the other end of the scale, the most expensive milk in Canada can be found at a 7-Eleven outlet in downtown Toronto.

One litre of milk sells for $2.60 cents there — $1.63 per litre more than in Windsor.

Field Agent says the average price per litre has gone up 3 cents in 2015 compared to their 2014 survey.

“Potentially consumers will get a bit of a break once international competition in the dairy sector opens up under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal which was recently announced,” says Doucette.

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