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Which Center Co grocery store is the cheapest? Prices compared

How do prices compare at six convenience stores in Center County?  See prices for some common items.

How do prices compare at six convenience stores in Center County? See prices for some common items.

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Grocery prices are up 13.5% nationally from last August, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index.

Grains and baked goods rose 16.4%, while dairy and related products rose 16.2%, according to the federal agency. Prices of soft drinks and beverage materials increased by 13.4%, while fruits and vegetables were 9.4% more expensive than in August 2021.

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The above CPI values ​​are not seasonally adjusted.

With grocery bills rising, many consumers are likely looking for ways to cut costs and lower inflation. Here’s an item-by-item comparison of online grocery prices for Walmart, Aldi, Wegmans, Weis Markets, Giant Food Stores, and Burkholder’s Country Market in Center County.

All prices are provided online and actual costs may vary depending on when and how you purchase. Aldi’s prices are from third-party InstaCart.

Aldi prices 1790 N. Atherton St. Wegmans prices are for the store at 345 Colonnade Blvd. and Giant prices are for the location at 255 Northland Center.

Weis Markets prices 1471 Martin St. for and for the store at Walmart’s 1665 N. Atherton St. Burkholder’s Country Market is at 107 Market Drive in Spring Mills.

All prices are as of September 16.

dozen eggs

A cardboard box is $2.29 at Aldi, $2.29 at Wegmans, $2.06 at Walmart, and $2.79 at Weis Markets. Giant’s eggs are $2.22 per dozen and Burkholder’s Country Market’s are $3.29.

Lowest priced retailer: Walmart

White bread

20-ounce white bread is $1 at Walmart, $1.09 at Aldi, and $1.25 at Giant. Weis Markets sells the 22-ounce loaf for $2.19, and Burkholder’s Country Market sells the 24-ounce loaf for $1.49. Wegmans sells the 22-ounce loaf for $1.29.

Lowest priced retailer: Walmart (smaller loaf size than some retailers)

gallon of milk

A gallon of 2% milk is $4.81 at Burkholder’s Country Market, $3.59 at Weis Markets, $4.51 at Walmart, $4.51 at Giant, $4.51 at Wegmans and $5.05 at Aldi.

Retailer with the lowest price: Weis Markets

Chicken

Giant, boneless, skinless chicken breasts sell for $4.99 per pound, while Burkholder’s Country Market sells it for $4.69 per pound. It’s $5.99 per pound at Weis Markets, $2.97 per pound at Walmart, $2.69 per pound at Aldi, and $2.99 ​​per pound at Wegmans.

Seller with lowest price: Aldi

frozen pizza

Aldi sells a 13.8-ounce cheese pizza for $3.65, and Burkholder’s Country Market offers a 14.89-ounce sausage and pepperoni pizza for $4.19. Giant regularly sells a 21.6-ounce cheese pizza for $4.59, but is currently on sale for $4. Weis Markets carries an 11.75-ounce package of French bread frozen pizza for $3.79, and Walmart sells the 13.8-ounce cheese pizza for $3.62. Wegmans regularly has a 13.3-ounce cheese pizza for $3.49, but is currently on sale for $2.99.

Lowest priced retailer: Wegmans (size smaller)

diet biscuits

Walmart sells 12 Nature Valley granola bars for $3.38, while Wegmans carries the same item for $3.29 and $4.39 at Giant. Burkholder’s Country Market sells Nature Valley granola bars for $4.49, and Weis Market sells them for $3.79. Aldi sells 12 Millville brand oat and honey granola bars for $1.89.

Seller with lowest price: Aldi

Coffee

Giant sells a 25.4-ounce can of Folgers coffee for $12.99, and Wegmans sells a 25.9-ounce can for $10.49. Burkholder’s Country Market carries a 25.9-ounce container of Folgers coffee for $12.99, you can get the same product for $10.24 at Walmart and $9.99 at Weis Markets. Aldi carries a 30.5-ounce can of Beaumont ground coffee for $7.69.

Seller with lowest price: Aldi

What is the most popular grocery store in Pennsylvania?

Walmart is the most popular grocery store in Pennsylvania, according to the latest figures from Safe Graph, a company that uses anonymous mobile data.

The chain had more than 3.4 million visitors recorded by Safe Graph in the Commonwealth in August, with Aldi in second with 568,500 visitors.

Pennsylvania foot traffic data for Walmart, Aldi, Costco, Giant Food Stores, and Weis Markets from Safe Graph:

Note: This chart will be updated automatically as new data becomes available.

Meredith Howard is a journalist serving at Belleville News-Democrat. She is a graduate of Baylor University and has previously worked as a freelance for the Illinois Times and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting she.

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