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Consumers' CHECKBOOK Shops Around for Best Grocery Prices, Quality

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    Consumers' CHECKBOOK magazine shopped around and determined which stores have the lowest and highest prices. Erika Gonzalez reports. Click here for Safeway's response. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015)

    You might be spending more than you need to at the grocery store.

    Consumers' CHECKBOOK magazine shopped around and determined which stores have the lowest and highest prices.

    Click here for free access to their report through Nov. 18.

    A Safeway spokesperson provided this company response:

    Limited item price comparisons rarely provide consumers with a full picture of prices across a typical grocery store. Safeway carries more than 45,000 products in any one of our stores. A comparison of a small number of items does not provide consumers with a true picture of prices across the entire store nor does it appropriately reflect the full savings that our customers enjoy. In addition to Safeway Club Card discounts, our customers can benefit from our extensive selection lower-priced, high-quality private label products in practically every product category across the store — not just 17 percent of products, as the Checkbook.org survey accounted for — and Just for U discounts, which offer individualized savings on the products that each customer purchases most often.