A December story on Philly.com reported the findings of a Consumers’ Checkbook study that compared prices of 19 grocery stores in the region. The lowest prices? Walmart. The highest? Whole Foods.
“When Amazon purchased Whole Foods last year, many consumers were excited by the prospect of paying Amazon-like prices for Whole Foods-quality products,” said Checkbook Executive Editor Kevin Brasler. “But we’re not there quite yet.”
Checkbook staff members checked prices on 154 common items, and they surveyed thousands of consumers to assess the quality of the products and services offered at the stores. Although Whole Foods scored poorly on price, it was one of the highest rated grocers.
Unfortunately for Acme, it was not only one of the highest-priced grocery chains, but it was also one of the lowest rated. Only Whole Foods was more expensive.
The highest rated store in the region was Wegmans, and their prices came in at three percent below average.