WASHINGTON — Wegmans Food Markets is a standout among Washington-area stores, with comparatively low prices and high quality, according to a 152-item basket analysis by Consumers’ Checkbook magazine.
Compared to average prices at Giant and Safeway stores in the region, prices are 20% lower at Walmart Supercenter stores, 19% lower at SuperTarget, 15% at Food Lion, 14% at Target and 13% at Wegmans, according to the report.
Wegmans ranked highest in overall quality with the vast majority of Wegmans consumers — 93% — rating it “superior” vs. 34% of Safeway shoppers and 39% of Giant shoppers. Area price leaders also got relatively low marks for quality with just 27% of Walmart shoppers rating it “superior,” 23% of Food Lion shoppers and 21% of Target shoppers.
Wegmans likewise received high ratings for “quality of fresh produce,” “quality of meats” and “helpfulness of staff.”
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