Experts say grocers keep milk prices high

08/15/2005 | Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

A gallon of milk in the Charlotte, N.C., typically is priced around a dollar more in grocery stores than it is in convenience and drug stores, but Harris Teeter eliminated that differential in a price markdown last week. Wholesale costs have dropped and the area seems to be experiencing a "mini milk price war," but two agricultural economics professors note grocery stores tend not to lower milk prices because consumer demand overrides price sensitivity.

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