America Just Named Its Cheapest Grocery Store

We all know that grocery prices are increasing, but the price of groceries isn’t the only factor to consider when choosing where to shop. Gas prices are also a driving factor, as no one wants to have to drive to several stores to get what they need. Customer data science company Dunnhumby’s Retailer Price Index (RPI) has released a report that shows which grocery chains are responding best to consumer needs, from those with the easiest websites to use to retailers that consistently offer rewards and promotions. The clear leader of the cheapest grocery stores at which to do your shopping is none other than Aldi. That’s because a whopping 90% of the products are private label. By avoiding brand names, Aldi can skip going through another company and offer you cheaper prices. In addition, Aldi’s design was made for minimal stocking and upkeep, which means items are stocked quickly and often. Adding to that their minimal decoration, energy-efficient lighting, smaller staff, reduced hours, minimal advertising, and having customers bring their own bags allows Aldi to operate very simply, passing on the savings to consumers. Stores in line behind Aldi include Market Basket, Costco, Food4Less, Walmart and H.E.B.