The price of milk in most local shops has gone up by Sh5 for a half-litre packet. This ,move has put the retailers on the spot given that there has been no accustoming from the processors recently.
For instance, the price of half a liter has increased by three shillings in supermarket. Most local shops are now selling the same milk at 55 shillings for half a litre packet.
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Nixon Sigey, the New Kenya Cooperative Creameries managing director said that he was not aware of the price acclimation at the processor level.
“We have not reviewed our prices, I need to check with the retailers,” said Mr Sigey.
Not all retailers have increased their prices yet but in a few days time, their prices will go up.
Milk production has recently decreased compared to last year. This could be due to drought in the current quarter.