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Supermarkets - How Stores Compare for Price -- The Right Store Choice Means Big Dollars Each Year
(From CHECKBOOK, Fall 2015/Winter 2016)
Overall prices Produce prices Meat prices Cheapest brands prices Variety
Store For a family that spends $150 per week at Giant Food and Safeway, how much less or how much extra it would spend per year depending on which store it used Price comparison
Walmart Supercenter11181 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA $-1768 $1768 less   $83
Walmart Supercenter99 H St NW, Washington, DC $-1248 $1248 less   $88
Food Lion12100 Central Ave, Mitchellville, MD $-936 $936 less   $91
Wegmans11620 Monument Dr, Fairfax, VA $-832 $832 less   $92
SuperTarget9900 Sowder Village Sq, Manassas, VA $-728 $728 less   $93
ShopRite12028 Cherry Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD $-624 $624 less   $94
Giant Food1454 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA $-520 $520 less   $95
Giant Food1280 East West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD $-312 $312 less   $97
Target3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC $-208 $208 less   $98
Giant Food5400 Westbard Ave, Bethesda, MD $-208 $208 less   $98
Shoppers Food Warehouse6360 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, VA $-104 $104 less   $99
Harris Teeter600 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA   $104 more $104 $101
Weis Markets9270 All Saints Rd, Laurel, MD   $312 more $312 $103
Safeway7625 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD   $312 more $312 $103
Safeway1100 4th St SW, Washington, DC   $416 more $416 $104
Safeway6244 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA   $416 more $416 $104
Snider's Super Foods1936 Seminary Rd, Silver Spring, MD   $1352 more $1352 $113
Whole Foods Market4530 40th St NW, Washington, DC   $3536 more $3536 $134
Chevy Chase Supermarket8531 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD   $3536 more $3536 $134

This table shows how each store's prices for national brand and fresh produce, meat, and dairy products stacked up overall when compared to the average prices we found at Giant Food and Safeway stores. The scores are adjusted to a base of $100. A price comparison score of $90 means that the store's prices were, on average, 10 percent lower than the average prices we found at surveyed Giant Food and Safeway stores. See "How We Rated the Stores" for more information on our survey.

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