Geektastic:blackjack17: I have a feeling the word dairy is getting mixed up.
I assume the op was talking about dairy (milked based products) and how that Fonterra states that we have high prices in NZ because they have to match global prices. However when global prices go down, our prices don't.
Then follow up posters started talking about Dairies (corner store, milk bar, 7/11) as expensive/ poor quality.
My point is that dairy products are expensive full stop. If Fonterra can sell Anchor to staff for $3 for 2 liters and $133 retail value of cheese for just $10 then we must look to the retailers be they supermarket or corner shop for the answer on why we pay so much.
You will find that the cheese she bought was stuff they cannot legally sell in supermarkets etc, this is because the weight of the cheese is a couple of grams under what the package shows. it's either sell this in a little shop in a little town where there is a huge presence of fonterra staff for very little or just chuck it in the rubbish. I've been to one of those shops, the really cheap cheeses like the one she bought would of only had less than a week expiry to go as well.