Prices are up, but you can keep grocery bills down. The trick? Learn which stores offer the best deals and when. Herein, a guide to merchandise, prices and more (like who keeps you jacked on coffee—beware the cup-holstered cart).
(page 3 of 5)
Safeway’s produce comes from Graham Farms and Magee Family Farms in Selbyville, and in summer, from the Laurel produce auction, which draws buyers from all over the Eastern Shore. Safeway’s exclusive Rancher’s Reserve beef is a good bet: If you don’t like it, you’ll get a full refund and another cut of beef. All but one store (Bear) features a Starbucks coffee bar and seating area. Five bucks gets you a large plain pizza on Fridays, and the Newark and Rehoboth Beach stores offer great cheese selections. All three Wilmington-area stores house WSFS branches. Your club card earns free airline miles or gas.
ShopRite’s new 70,000-square-foot store at Christina Crossing on the Wilmington Riverfront offers rooftop parking, elevators and a cartveyor escalator system—all firsts for Delaware supermarkets. The fourth offering from the Kenny family, the megastore lays claim to the largest meat department in the state, a spectacular produce department and an in-house floral designer. There are also aisles of affordable ethnic specialties. ShopRite’s North Wilmington store operates the only full-service, certified-Kosher bakery and deli in the state. Need Halal goods? ShopRite has them. (Halal foods are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines.) Vegans are well served in the Live Rite with ShopRite aisle. And you won’t find better birthday cakes anywhere.
Click Here to download a comparison chart of local chains (cost of Milk, eggs, bread, delivery, etc...). (52KB PDF)
Page 4: Now, the Little places