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The Cheapest and Most Expensive Supermarkets in America

$5,728. That’s how much middle-class Americans spend on food each year, according to the USDA. Yikes! That’s a solid chunk of cash.

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The Cheapest and Most Expensive Supermarkets in America

$5,728. That’s how much middle-class Americans spend on food each year, according to the USDA. Yikes! That’s a solid chunk of cash.

Sure, sometimes it’s worth it to spend a little extra on hard-to-find specialty items, but when it comes to everyday staples like oatmeal, quinoa, yogurt and cooking oils (just to name a few) it’s well worth looking for a bargain—so long as that doesn’t mean sacrificing nutritional quality. To help Americans spend less of their hard-earned money on food, Consumer Reports asked 62,000 of their subscribers about their shopping habits and how much they typically spend on groceries. The result? A list of the cheapest and most expensive supermarkets in the country. Check out how your favorite store ranks below and see if there might be better prices elsewhere in your neighborhood:

MOST EXPENSIVE SUPERMARKETS:

Randall's (Texas)
Waldbaum's (Northeast)
A&P (Northeast)
Shaw's (New England
Acme (Northeast)
Jewel-Osco (Midwest)
Giant Eagle (Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland)
Harris-Teeter (South)
Whole Foods Market (Nationwide)
The Fresh Market (Nationwide)

CHEAPEST SUPERMARKETS:

Costco (Nationwide)
WinCo (West)
Market Basket (Northeast)
Fareway Stores (Midwest)
Trader Joe's (Nationwide)

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