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Local shop charges people $7 for two litres of milk

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Outraged residents resort to catching their own food as ultra-expensive local shop charges them more than $7 for two litres of milk

Outraged residents have resorted to catching their own food as the only local convenience store is charging them a whopping $7 for two litres of milk.

Dick Perry, a resident of Daly River in the Northern Territory, shared a receipt showing that he was charged $7.15 for two litres of milk.

He had purchased four litres of milk and two loaves of bread and was charged a total of $22.10.

Outraged townspeople are resorting to catching their own food as the only convenience store in town is charging them a whopping $7.15 for two litres of milk

Outraged townspeople are resorting to catching their own food as the only convenience store in town is charging them a whopping $7.15 for two litres of milk

Daly River resident Dick Perry (pictured) shared a receipt that shows he was charged $7.15 for two litres of milk

Daly River resident Dick Perry (pictured) shared a receipt that shows he was charged $7.15 for two litres of milk

As well as catching their own food locals have opted to travel nearly two and half hours to Coolinga for their shopping.

The Daly River residents and the indigenous community of Nauiyu rely on their only local shop, which is run by the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA), reported the NT News.

The retail price for 2-litre full-cream milk in Nauiyu is more than the same product costs in stores in Darwin, the ALPA spokeswoman told NT News.

‘On further investigation, we have identified a supplier increase of $0.10 per unit which became effective on 28 May 18,’ said the spokeswoman.

The increase in $0.10 per unit triggered the same boost to the retail price.

The spokeswoman added that based on ALPA’s findings, the current retail price will be reviewed.

The Daly River residents and the indigenous community of Nauiyu rely on their only local shop run by the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA), reported NT News

The Daly River residents and the indigenous community of Nauiyu rely on their only local shop run by the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA), reported NT News

As well as catching their own food locals have opted to travel nearly two and half hours to Coolinga for their shopping 

As well as catching their own food locals have opted to travel nearly two and half hours to Coolinga for their shopping 

‘ALPA is never going to be able to match the buying power of Coles and Woolworths, but we buy responsibly,’ the spokeswoman said.

The ALPA understands it’s difficult for their suppliers to provide fresh produce in remote locations.

Mr Perry, the local tourism operator, also agrees that in NT the cost of running any business is very high.

 

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