With so many supermarket options in Southern California, many shoppers look at value and convenience when choosing where to buy their groceries.
On Friday, Consumer Reports gave consumers a few popular choices selected by its readers.The report lists eight supermarkets with the most competitive prices. The results were based on a survey of more than 50,000 Consumer Reports subscribers. At least three of the eight brands are found in Orange County.
At least three of the eight brands are found in Orange County.
Aldi: A newbie to Southern California, Consumer Reports said this “no-frills import from Germany” made the list for its limited selection of inexpensive private-label goods. “One reader on the CR Facebook page mentioned buying milk there at just $1.25 per gallon and eggs for 50 cents per dozen,” the report stated.
The small-format chain maintains shoppers can save up to 50 percent on their grocery bills. By mid-summer, Aldi will have opened 38 stores in Southern California.
In Orange County, Aldi has locations in Anaheim, Buena Park and Fountain Valley. A fourth location is set to open June 1 in Garden Grove at 9901 Chapman Ave.
Other locations are planned for Westminster and Laguna Woods. Opening dates have not been announced for those locations. In Los Angeles County, Aldi plans to open a store in Santa Fe Springs on May 25 and another in Downey on June 1.
Costco: The warehouse giant made the list for its tempting treasure hunt finds.
“Who could pass up a $4.99, three-pound rotisserie chicken at this venerable warehouse club, cheaper in some cases than a raw bird of the same size? Our survey respondents also gave the national retailer top marks for fresh, store-prepared foods,” the report stated.
Costco has multiple locations in Southern California.
Trader Joe’s: The uber-private Monrovia-based chain made the list for its “funky vibe and unique store brand products,” the report stated. Consumer Reports’ readers said the…