There is a Gala shop in Enfield and a Londis shop in Johnstownbridge. I live between the two villages. We use a fair bit of milk and I take note of prices, which is just as well.
The Gala shop charges â‚¬2.30 for 2l Avonmore and â‚¬1.60 for their own brand Gala milk (which I checked is Irish milk packed by Glanbia who also own Avonmore. Same milk, Same company, 60** cent in the difference).
Our Londis shop charges â‚¬2.50-60 (keeps changing) for the Avonmore milk and today I saw they too sell Gala milk for â‚¬2.15 for 2l.
So a) Londis is charging WAY over the odds and I haven’t been buying milk there at all recently.
b) own brand purchasing the way to go anyway* and
c) how did Londis, Gala’s competitor, get their hands on Gala milk?
I’ve called Gala and their very cheerful PR woman is on the case.
*I’ve also approved for use Tesco Tomato Ketchup. Not only is it significantly cheaper than Heinz and Chef but has actually MORE tomatoes per 100g.
Glanbia also owns Premier milk. So its all the same. Shop only by price…
**em, yes, error, see comments.