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Old 01-18-2019, 12:32 PM
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why is there such a difference between the two stores. On occasion Trader joes sell by dates seem too soon (even thought the store is very busy ) on 2% organic milk. Carton I bought yesterday expires 1 28, usda 2% milk from walmart expires end of Feb. Does wal mart source milk locally and therefore has fresher milk, and is trader joes maybe using only one source which is far away?
Anyone in the grocery business?
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:38 PM
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It may be the pasteurization process they use, one may be pasteurized the other may be super pasteurized. I've wondered the same thing in the past.
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I have wondered how wal mart can sell cow milk for $1 a gallon and all the other stores around here sell it for about $3. Honestly it makes me suspicious, and I wont buy it.
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I have wondered how wal mart can sell cow milk for $1 a gallon and all the other stores around here sell it for about $3. Honestly it makes me suspicious, and I wont buy it.
Where do you live that they sell it @ $1 per gal? I call BS.
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Where do you live that they sell it @ $1 per gal? I call BS.
Indiana. No kidding? I figured it was all wal marts. I avoid wal mart myself but in Jasper Indiana (nearest one to me) it is always 96 or 97 cents a gal.
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why is there such a difference between the two stores. On occasion Trader joes sell by dates seem too soon (even thought the store is very busy ) on 2% organic milk. Carton I bought yesterday expires 1 28, usda 2% milk from walmart expires end of Feb. Does wal mart source milk locally and therefore has fresher milk, and is trader joes maybe using only one source which is far away?
Anyone in the grocery business?
i honestly am not a fan of trader joes quality. their sell by / expiration dates are typically worse than any where else. that said, i smell the milk and use it until its actually bad. i try not to waste food unless its actually bad.
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My friends here in East Tennessee grew up on raw milk ,and can boys are croc strong ,almost all of them.
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Indiana. No kidding? I figured it was all wal marts. I avoid wal mart myself but in Jasper Indiana (nearest one to me) it is always 96 or 97 cents a gal.

Holy crap. 96 or 97 cents for a GALLON of milk? Seriously?

I would be scared to drink that. Is it really milk? Are you sure?

I pay 14.00 a gallon for raw, unpastuerized organic milk from the rancher up the hill.

The local coop sells organic milk for 9.99 a gallon.

Indiana is cheap, eh.
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milk is bad for you
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I have wondered how wal mart can sell cow milk for $1 a gallon and all the other stores around here sell it for about $3. Honestly it makes me suspicious, and I wont buy it.
It's at the back of the store. Probably take a loss or break even. Common items at the back so you have to walk by all other items and hopefully impulsively buy
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Holy crap. 96 or 97 cents for a GALLON of milk? Seriously?

I would be scared to drink that. Is it really milk? Are you sure?

I pay 14.00 a gallon for raw, unpastuerized organic milk from the rancher up the hill.

The local coop sells organic milk for 9.99 a gallon.

Indiana is cheap, eh.
No kidding, its always that cheap. It takes 30 min for me to drive to wal mart so I just buy my groceries from the little grocery in the small town I live in. I think a lot of their items are actually cheaper than wal mart.

Man I don't know what that "milk" is. It says Great Value, wal mart brand. Looks like milk, tastes like milk. But I'm with you, I'm not convinced.

I know the sh1t they call Honey is not honey. Its sugar concentrate from china that's been messed with. I'm pretty skeptical of a lot of the "food" that these big chain stores sell.
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i honestly am not a fan of trader joes quality. their sell by / expiration dates are typically worse than any where else. that said, i smell the milk and use it until its actually bad. i try not to waste food unless its actually bad.
They have a few good things, but I've never been that impressed with them.
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It's at the back of the store. Probably take a loss or break even. Common items at the back so you have to walk by all other items and hopefully impulsively buy
Yeah I can see that real easily. It darn sure is in the very back. Maybe they lose a buck on every gallon of milk but make 100 bucks off all the other crud people buy. They probably figure if I'll drive 30 minutes to buy milk I'd just go ahead and get all my groceries there.
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it could be that they are trying to move the milk before having to throw it out for 100% loss! low price doesnt always mean bad!
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usda 2% organic milk is $3.00 a gallon at wal mart here, Hormel bacon is 5.18
publix organic 2%milk is like $4.50, and same Hormel bacon is $8.99
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I only drink fair life fat free lactose free milk.
all the other brands break me out in a red rash. I don’t know what it’s all about but the rash started 2 yrs ago and I narrowed it down to Walmart brand and lactaid brand milk. What ever rbst is guess it bothers me

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i honestly am not a fan of trader joes quality. their sell by / expiration dates are typically worse than any where else. that said, i smell the milk and use it until its actually bad. i try not to waste food unless its actually bad.
Yeah I went fishing the other day and found an old sandwich from the previous trip in my backpack, Yeaahh I ate it. I was raised that "people are starving in India"
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The expiration dates at our local Shoprite are terrible, in many cases it may only be a couple days away. We have wondered if it has to do with the location of their distribution center.

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I have wondered how wal mart can sell cow milk for $1 a gallon and all the other stores around here sell it for about $3. Honestly it makes me suspicious, and I wont buy it.
It is called a loss leader. Milk has historically been used as such and located at the back of store for that reason, among others.
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Yeah I went fishing the other day and found an old sandwich from the previous trip in my backpack, Yeaahh I ate it. I was raised that "people are starving in India"
I would be happy to send them my broccoli or cauliflower....
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Originally Posted by edwardh1 View Post
usda 2% organic milk is $3.00 a gallon at wal mart here, Hormel bacon is 5.18
publix organic 2%milk is like $4.50, and same Hormel bacon is $8.99
i shop our local Aldi for staples, organic is $2.59 , bacon $399 for thick slice, coffee is 4 bucks a bag , cereal..blablabla..but in terms of tier..Publick - lowes foods..kroger..buy low..and food lion in cost. and they say food markups are 2-4% bullshit
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