New York City-based dairy giant Cargill is selling milk, eggs and other dairy products at prices up to 20 percent higher than last year.
The company is making some of the most expensive milk in the world, at a price of $1,800 per pound, and is offering a $5.99-per-pound increase to the prices of its cheapest products, such as cream and milk froth.
The milk giant is also selling its “healthiest” milk products at a discount, at $1.80 per pound.
Cargil is selling the “healthier” products at $2.50 per pound as well, to try to attract consumers who might be tempted to buy the cheaper products, according to Cargills website.
Cacti is selling its cheapest milk at $0.96 per pound for a $1 discount, and the cheapest butter at $4.25 per pound to try and lure consumers who may be tempted by cheaper butter, Cactis website says.
Cargill said that it will offer its dairy products for free to consumers who visit the website to purchase dairy products.
The price increase is for all of its dairy, eggs, cream and butter products, and dairy and eggs products are also discounted.
“We are committed to making our dairy products available to our customers at reasonable prices,” Cargilled spokeswoman Liz Pendergast told the New York Times.
“If you need a milk product, there is nothing more important to us than to make sure we are making it available to you for free.”
Cactil also plans to add a milk-free aisle at its flagship stores.
It said that the price increases will apply to milk and butter only.
Cawson’s has also announced its plan to raise its milk prices by 20 percent to $1 per pound in some stores, and to increase the price of its most expensive brands by 25 percent.
Caspian Foods Inc., the second-largest producer of dairy products in the United States, also plans an increase in its prices by 10 percent.
The retailer plans to increase its milk and milk products by 50 percent.
“The Caspians goal is to offer consumers the very best product for the best price,” the company said in a statement.
“Our pricing will continue to be in line with what consumers are accustomed to, and will continue with a focus on quality, innovation and innovation at the heart of our business.”
The company also plans a price increase of 15 percent on its most popular brands of milk and cream.
Cymru Foods Ltd., which is based in London, also announced it will raise its price of dairy-based products by 20 to 30 percent.