Our farmers in the Riverina and Indigo Shire regions of southeast Australia have been doing it tough lately due to one of the worst droughts in Australia’s history. In the last year, we’ve seen the farms around our factory affected firstly by drought, and then frost, destroying our farmers’ crops and affecting our whole community.
This has led to reduced availability of the Australian grown ingredients we use like oats, wheat and milk to make cheese, so the prices we have to pay to buy them have increased dramatically – not just in our local area of Wahgunyah, but across Australia. For this reason, we can no longer maintain the wholesale prices of some of our products.
We’ve been standing by Aussie farmers and their families since 1893, and in support of them and to reflect the increasing prices for their crops, for the first time in over 10 years we’ll be increasing our wholesale prices on selected Uncle Tobys muesli bars and Uncle Tobys Le Snak products.
We’ve worked hard to reduce costs in every part of our business so we could keep our wholesale prices down. However with our roots in Australian farming for the last 125 years, we don’t want to compromise: on the superior quality of Uncle Tobys products, or on our commitment to our factory’s local community of Wahgunyah.