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ALDI


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Barebones business model to keep costs down. Small footprint, brand...

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Big Y


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So much better than the nearby Price Chopper in all regards! Produce is...

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BJ's


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I use the BJ's in West Quincy, MA. They usually have a good selection...

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Costco


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New shopper. Sprung for the $120. annual fee.

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Crosby's Marketplace


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Crosby's is a smallish, family owned grocery store with a smaller, but...

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Donelan's Supermarkets


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checkout was an issue--no one could figure out how to price an item that was...

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Hannaford


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Reasonable prices compared to many other places.

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Market 32


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Market Basket


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Their prices definitely increased since the strike.

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Price Chopper


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It’s okay for purchasing brand name packaged goods, but all the fresh...

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Price Rite


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PriceRite pretty well sums it up. Very good products at very good prices.

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Roche Bros


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prices are high and service has declined over the years. You don't feel...

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Shaw's


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always has good prices and the store is clean

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Star Market


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Very high prices compared to other nearby grocery stores

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Stop & Shop


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they try to have many products in stock and usually have good prices

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Sudbury Farms


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Sudbury Farms quality comes at a price - but their friendliness and quality...

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Target


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The grocery choices here reflect a significant mark-up for the convenience...

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Trader Joe's


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Great --- for some things, such as heirloom oranges, nuts, and dried fruits....

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Trucchi's Supermarket


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I love Trucchi's. I go out of my way to shop there every few weeks. I...

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Walmart


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They don't carry enough variety to do complete shopping, but they have...

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Wegmans


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Wegman's (Westwood) always clean, staff helpful.

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Whole Foods


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Their prices are high.

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Business PriceLower/Higher than average? (Average = $100) Number of Ratings Quality Variety
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ALDI

See special report See special report See special report 21 ? ? ? ?

Big Y

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BJ's

See special report See special report See special report 30 ? ? ? ?

Costco

See special report See special report See special report 49 ? ? ? ?

Crosby's Marketplace

Did not shop Did not shop Did not shop 12 ? ? ? ?

Donelan's Supermarkets

? ? ? 22 ? ? ? ?

Hannaford

? ? ? 37 ? ? ? ?

Market 32

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Market Basket

? ? ? 660 ? ? ? ?

Price Chopper

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Price Rite

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Roche Bros

? ? ? 123 ? ? ? ?

Shaw's

? ? ? 171 ? ? ? ?

Star Market

? ? ? 96 ? ? ? ?

Stop & Shop

? ? ? 350 ? ? ? ?

Sudbury Farms

Did not shop Did not shop Did not shop 30 ? ? ? ?

Target

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Trader Joe's

See special report See special report See special report 149 ? ? ? ?

Trucchi's Supermarket

Did not shop Did not shop Did not shop 19 ? ? ? ?

Walmart

? ? ? 30 ? ? ? ?

Wegmans

? ? ? 79 ? ? ? ?

Whole Foods

? ? ? 121 ? ? ? ?
Business Number of Ratings Keeping things in stock what is this? Convenience of store layout what is this? Ease of finding prices what is this? Speed of checkout what is this? Staff helpfulness/ pleasantness what is this? Parking what is this? Help loading car what is this?

ALDI

21 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Big Y

46 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

BJ's

30 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Costco

49 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Crosby's Marketplace

12 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Donelan's Supermarkets

22 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Hannaford

37 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Market 32

No Data ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Market Basket

660 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Price Chopper

No Data ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Price Rite

No Data ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Roche Bros

123 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Shaw's

171 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Star Market

96 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Stop & Shop

350 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Sudbury Farms

30 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Target

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Trader Joe's

149 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Trucchi's Supermarket

19 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Walmart

30 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Wegmans

79 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Whole Foods

121 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?