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5 Items, 6 Grocery Stores: Who's Cheapest?

A comparison of local grocery store prices at Market Basket, Trader Joe's, McKinnon's, Shaw's, Stop and Shop, and now Danvers Fresh Marketplace.

Where do you get your groceries?

In our new grocery comparison, we're taking a look around Danvers' local grocery stores to find the best prices.

This week we're looking at five random items, from six grocery stores in and around Danvers. This week we've added in Danvers Fresh Marketplace, located on Elm Street in Danvers Square. 

Grocery specials this week are valid until Saturday, April 28. For Shaws and Stop and Shop specials, shoppers must have a store card.

Store Avocado Chobani Yogurt Charcoal Frozen Shrimp Lean Cuisine Frozen Meals $.99 5/$5 $7.99 $15.98 $2.19 2 / $3 5/$5 $6.79 $12.49 2 / $6 Trader Joe's $1.39 .99 (TJ Brand) $6.99 (briquettes) $11.99 N/A $.79 $1.39 N/A N/A N/A Shaw's $.99 $1.29 $7.99 $21.98-large bag $3.19 $ 1 4/$5 $9.99 $15.98 $3.19

If there are any specific items you'd like us to compare, let us know in the comments.

Laurelle Labrecque May 09, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Yes, but is this survey done on the same brand names? And where are the shrimp from? Which company? A little bit more information should be given!
Molly Buccini May 09, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Hey Laurelle, when we don't mention the specific brand it typically means we are looking at the store brand. If the store doesn't have a store brand for certain products, like McKinnons or Trader Joe's, we choose the cheapest one they have.
Emily Stephens May 09, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Surprised at traders Joe's shrimp!
john hicks May 09, 2012 at 06:29 PM
check out things like CAINS-mayo, HEINZE-ketchup, PRE MIXED SALAD ,DEL MONTE,(ref.) fruit ,ALL DAIRY,in FACT i am not sure of any reg prices cheeper than M B the one on 114 middleton gets busy, but $$$=$$$
Molly Buccini May 09, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Good suggestions, John--we'll feature those next week. Which Del Monte fruit are you talking about--canned?
john hicks May 11, 2012 at 05:29 PM
i prefer the refrigerated fruit ,often@5/$5.00 also the pineapple in the "MASON" jars @ 2/$5.00

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