Supermarkets

Independent and trusted reviews and price surveys of Australian supermarkets and supermarket products, including information about sales tricks, and premium brands.

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Supermarket sales tricks

We unlock supermarket sales tricks and show you how to avoid spending more than you mean to.

27 Mar 2013 | Supermarkets spend millions researching consumer behaviour and psychology to get you to buy more in their stores - we give you the tips and traps.

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Where are supermarket products sourced?

More and more of our groceries are coming from overseas.

6 Sep 2012 | Coles and Woolworths say they're committed to sourcing their private label products from Australia, but this isn't necessarily the whole story.

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CHOICE supermarket special

Supermarkets are back in the headlines - for all the wrong reasons.

6 Jul 2012 | The supermarket price war has hit the headlines again today, with more stories of suppliers being squeezed by the big two.

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Supermarket wines

We investigate the sale and marketing of private label wines at Coles and Woolworths.

17 May 2012 | There’s no easy way for consumers to know who makes their wine, short of searching online or checking the Australian trademark database.

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And the winner is...

1 May 2012 | We shortlisted four Coles and four Woolworths products that we believe mimic their branded equivalents and asked you to vote. The results are in.

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Supermarket price survey 2009

Our national survey reveals the true price we pay at the supermarket

26 Nov 2009 | Two years on from our last survey, CHOICE hit the supermarket aisles with a shopping list of staples. We found grocery prices have risen against a background of little competition.

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Supermarket cakes full of surprises

Many of them are packed with additives, including artificial colours linked to hyperactivity in children. We tell you which brands to avoid.

23 Mar 2009 | Make a cake at home and you'll probably use about six ingredients. Look at the ingredients list on a supermarket cake and you might find 40 or more.

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Supermarket sales tactics

It's important to understand how supermarkets sell, sell, sell.

5 Jan 2009 | Major supermarkets are just about everywhere, and according to the market research company ACNielson, the primary appeal is "one-stop shopping" — everything you want under one roof.

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Supermarket premium brands

How do supermarket brands rate against their big-name competitors?

24 Sep 2007 | As you stroll the aisles of Aldi, Woolies or Coles, do you wonder whether the growing number of supermarket-owned premium varieties are worth trying, or if they’re inherently inferior to "name" brands?

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Supermarket price survey

And the cheapest chain is ... Aldi.

3 Jul 2007 | Which is the cheapest supermarket chain? To find out the answer we sent shadow shoppers to purchase a basket of 33 specific items from 111 supermarkets around the country.

 

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