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Supermarkets - How Stores Compare for Price -- The Right Store Choice Means Big Dollars Each Year
(From CHECKBOOK, Fall 2013/Winter 2014)
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
Score--overall
Walmart Supercenter11181 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA $-1560 $1560 less   $80
SuperTarget9900 Sowder Village Sq, Manassas, VA $-1482 $1482 less   $81
Food Lion12100 Central Ave, Mitchellville, MD $-1170 $1170 less   $85
Target3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC $-1092 $1092 less   $86
Wegmans11620 Monument Dr, Fairfax, VA $-1014 $1014 less   $87
Shoppers Food Warehouse6360 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, VA $-468 $468 less   $94
Weis Markets9270 All Saints Rd, Laurel, MD $-156 $156 less   $98
Safeway1100 4th St SW, Washington, DC $-78 $78 less   $99
Giant Food5400 Westbard Ave, Bethesda, MD $-78 $78 less   $99
Giant Food1454 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA   $78 more $78 $101
Snider's Super Foods1936 Seminary Rd, Silver Spring, MD   $78 more $78 $101
Safeway7625 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD   $78 more $78 $101
Harris Teeter600 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA   $234 more $234 $103
Chevy Chase Super Market8531 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD   $2184 more $2184 $128
Whole Foods Market4530 40th St NW, Washington, DC   $2496 more $2496 $132

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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