To clarify, prices for one pint, or 16 ounces, of Hood Heavy Cream are as follows:
Market Basket Hood Heavy Cream – $2.19
Stop and Shop Hood Heavy Cream – $2.39
Shaws Hood Heavy Cream – $3.69
I did not have time this morning to compare the individual store’s in-house brands of cream however, when I was passing through the produce department at Market Basket, their price of a box of the brand Darling Clementines caught my eye. Currently, as of today, the price of Darling Clementines is 2.00 higher at Market Basket than at Stop and Shop. When I ran into Stop and Shop the day before Christmas to purchase heavy cream and Clementines my total came to Hood 16 oz. heavy cream, 2.39 + Darling Clementines, 3.99 = $6.38. If I had run into Market Basket for the exact same items the cost would have been Hood 16 0z. heavy cream, 2.19 + Darling Clementines, 5.99 = 8.18. Total savings to our household by shopping at Stop and Shop = $1.80.
I find both Stop and Shop and Market Baskets prices competitive and that we all have the potential to benefit from competition between the two markets.