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The Supermarket Debate For Grocery Shopping

Updated on March 24, 2015
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.


How to find THE supermarket to suit your needs and make this task enjoyable

Welcome to the debate on deciding which supermarket is the supermarket for me! In a day when there is so much choice available we find ourselves having to make decisions all the time. Yet sometimes, we can make such decisions rashly, when we don't have the time to think about the pros and cons and can therefore find ourselves losing out.

Everyone has to engage in grocery shopping some time or other. Many of us do so each week or more and don't actually enjoy it. It can be extremely stressful and many supermarkets do not help us, the consumers in this, but rather only seem to think about how they can make more money.

Take a look at these thoughts on what you- the consumer want from your food shopping experience and see what a difference it could make to your enjoyment of something that you have to do so often and the amount of time and money that you spend in the process.

Here is your chance to have your say, give your opinion and help us all decide which is THE supermarket for me.

Grocery Prices- Is This How You Choose A Supermarket?

Some supermarkets have quite complicated offers that you might not want to miss, but you may need a good head for maths to tackle the shopping.

Does shopping at your grocery store require a coupon organizer?

Money Belt - Passport Holder Secure Hidden Travel Wallet with RFID Blocking, Undercover Fanny Pack
Money Belt - Passport Holder Secure Hidden Travel Wallet with RFID Blocking, Undercover Fanny Pack

This attractive purse size organizer attaches to your shopping cart and includes labels alphabetically placed to make it easy to find your coupons.


Do you prefer a supermarket where grocery prices are generally low or where they give you special offers, such as the offer of the day and the use of loyalty store cards?

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A Big Selection Of Brands For Each Item - or no fuss and just the one brand for each item

It can take a long time standing in front of the huge choice of tinned peas and deciding which brand to buy, if you can find it! If there was only one brand from your well loved and trusted supermarket, you could get your shopping done much quicker.

Are you a one brand or many brands shopper?-

Happy To Use Your Own Eco Bag - or do you like to find a supermarket where they give out free carrier bags?

Waste-Less Bags Variety Pack Strong Ripstop Nylon Foldable Reusable Bag Grocery Shopping Tote (Pack of 6)
Waste-Less Bags Variety Pack Strong Ripstop Nylon Foldable Reusable Bag Grocery Shopping Tote (Pack of 6)

These Eco Bags can be used at any supermarket to replace the need for using new supermarket carrier bags each time.


The Online Supermarket

Is it important for you that you can order your shopping online? If so, then this will play a large part in deciding which supermarket to choose.

Take part in this online poll to see what percentage of us do our grocery shopping online

Do you do your food shopping online?

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How Do You Transport Your Shopping Home? - Some supermarkets provide grocery delivery-

Which can be great, especially as not all supermarkets have easy parking facilities or accessibility. Or do you transport it with these other options?

Do You Use Home Delivery Or Get It Home Yourself?

How do you transport your shopping home?

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Clear Product Information - Do you choose a supermarket that displays it's offers in an attractive, eye-catching manner?


In UK it's a supermarket, in USA a grocery store, but whatever we call it we all have to shop.

The Supermarket Guest Book - Or is it a grocery store where you live?

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    • simplyoasis profile image


      7 years ago

      Great job, nice topic!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great debate.

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      7 years ago

      I hate going to the supermarket and avoid it at all costs :) In fact, I think I'm going to have my daughter go for me this time :)

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      7 years ago

      Choice... cheap prices and well organised! I like to get in and out as quickly as possible, knowing exactly where I need to go to get what I want... while hubby goes slowly up and down each aisle, browsing... we are quite a sight when shopping together!

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      Julia M S Pearce 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I hate going to the supermarket but it has to be done for the basics. I like a wide rang of products especially health foods as i may get what I need at a cheaper price than a health-food shop.


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