BOSTON (CBS) – Market Basket shoppers are a loyal bunch and they love to sing the praises of the store.
“It’s the best in the world”
“You get more for your money.”
“The place is always packed.”
“I shop here because of the pricing and the convenience and the fact that I can have 3 kids in a shopping cart, is the biggest reason.”
A new report from Consumers’ Checkbook took a hard look at price and quality at grocery stores in the Boston area.
To compare prices, a team of shoppers picked out the same 150 items at each store – a real apples-to-apples comparison.
But it’s not only about price. Market Basket was the only store to rank in the top three for best deals and highest overall quality.
Whole Foods still tops the list as most expensive grocery store, but prices have come down a bit since Amazon bought the chain last year.