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The competition watchdog's second GROCERY choice survey has found Coles is still the cheapest supermarket in most regions across Australia.

 

The September survey found Coles was the cheapest in 40 of the 61 regions surveyed.

 

But the supermarket giant's margin has dropped slightly compared to August, when 52 of the 61 regions showed Coles as the cheapest.

 

The price difference between Coles, Woolworths and the independent supermarkets has narrowed as well, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

 

"GROCERYchoice helps consumers find out something supermarkets won't tell them, who is the cheapest overall," Assistant Treasurer Chris Bowen told AAP.

 

The latest figures showing Coles was still cheaper in two thirds of all regions showed that GROCERYchoice was "helping consumers to make well-informed decisions", he said.

 

"This is vital information that consumers can throw in the mix - alongside the quality of goods and customer service - before they decide where to shop," Mr Bowen said.

 

"Another benefit of GROCERYchoice has been to increase competitive tension in the grocery sector, driving the consumer dollar further."

 

The latest survey found ALDI was still the cheapest for a "basic staples basket" - the only basket for which ALDI's products are featured because of its small product range.

 

GROCERYchoice publishes the average prices of grocery "basket" categories at supermarket chains across Australia, using 500 products typically bought by Australian households.

 

The baskets include meat and seafood, fruit and vegetables, dairy, breads and cereals, drinks and other snacks, general groceries, household and personal care.

 

The price of the basic staples basket is calculated from a range of staple products from the other baskets.

 

To stop price manipulation, individual product prices are kept confidential and the products surveyed are rotated.


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Cheers, good information. Although I'll still be shopping in Safeway as the one in Melbourne CBD is far better than the Coles.

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It also goes on where you live! If you live in Toorak you will pay more than someone who lives in Epping! sad fact

 

Best to shop at queen vic market on a Sunday at 14.00 just before it closes

 

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It also goes on where you live! If you live in Toorak you will pay more than someone who lives in Epping! sad fact

 

Best to shop at queen vic market on a Sunday at 14.00 just before it closes

 

Check out the link

 

 

 

That's true here too Geoffrey, I was shocked to discover that Tesco and Co charge more in "affluent" areas than elsewhere...what a rip-off!!

 

Sue xx


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The competition watchdog's second GROCERY choice survey has found Coles is still the cheapest supermarket in most regions across Australia.

 

The September survey found Coles was the cheapest in 40 of the 61 regions surveyed.

 

But the supermarket giant's margin has dropped slightly compared to August, when 52 of the 61 regions showed Coles as the cheapest.

 

The price difference between Coles, Woolworths and the independent supermarkets has narrowed as well, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

 

"GROCERYchoice helps consumers find out something supermarkets won't tell them, who is the cheapest overall," Assistant Treasurer Chris Bowen told AAP.

 

The latest figures showing Coles was still cheaper in two thirds of all regions showed that GROCERYchoice was "helping consumers to make well-informed decisions", he said.

 

"This is vital information that consumers can throw in the mix - alongside the quality of goods and customer service - before they decide where to shop," Mr Bowen said.

 

"Another benefit of GROCERYchoice has been to increase competitive tension in the grocery sector, driving the consumer dollar further."

 

The latest survey found ALDI was still the cheapest for a "basic staples basket" - the only basket for which ALDI's products are featured because of its small product range.

 

GROCERYchoice publishes the average prices of grocery "basket" categories at supermarket chains across Australia, using 500 products typically bought by Australian households.

 

The baskets include meat and seafood, fruit and vegetables, dairy, breads and cereals, drinks and other snacks, general groceries, household and personal care.

 

The price of the basic staples basket is calculated from a range of staple products from the other baskets.

 

To stop price manipulation, individual product prices are kept confidential and the products surveyed are rotated.

Ditch the supermarkets, they are ripping everyone off to keep the shareholders happy.

Markets are far superior and you save heaps!! WOolworths & Coles do not have credibility in the eyes of the public, it would be great if we had more competition here>


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Shop where there is an Aldi store, Coles, Woolies, crap themselves when Aldi move in and slash the prices to suit.

Ya gotta love Aldi even if you dont shop there..:jiggy:

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So Coles are the cheapest but at what price to the farmers and food producers. As in the UK supermarkets just exploit. Use independants and local farm shops. They are as cheap but remarkably the stuff is fresh

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So Coles are the cheapest but at what price to the farmers and food producers. As in the UK supermarkets just exploit.

 

Same here, the farmers get screwed as do the consumers.

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