This Is the Cheapest Grocery Store Chain in the U.S.


Shoppers across the United States are feeling the squeeze at the supermarket these days, leading many to reconsider where they shop and how much money they’re willing to spend on their weekly grocery haul. Some grocery chains have lower prices than others, and it’s sometimes up to consumers to find the best deals themselves. 

Online saving guide Bravo Deal broke down prices of essential items like eggs and bread at a dozen grocery store chains across the country to find which market can truly be considered the cheapest. In first place is low-cost grocer Aldi, which has maintained a presence in the U.S. since 1976 but has become more popular in recent years as more stores open in cities across the country. And that growth isn’t stopping any time soon, as the company announced in a March 7 statement that it plans to expand its footprint in the U.S. and open 800 new stores nationwide by 2028. 

Coincidentally, another German import, Lidl, followed behind in second place. Meanwhile, Trader Joe’s, known for their unique product branding and wide selection of frozen foods, is the top American chain in third place. 

To reach their conclusions, Bravo Deal looked at the prices of milk, eggs, bread, soda, cereal, frozen pizza, chips, laundry detergent, peanut butter, jelly, ham, and chicken breast. “With the cost of living having spiked for many households across the nation in the years following the pandemic, many are looking to save wherever they can,” Bravo Deal CEO and co-founder Marco Farnararo said, per The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Groceries have gone up by approximately 25 percent since 2020, according to Bloomberg, so consumers are keen to find the best deals and the best value retailers to do their weekly shop with.”

Read on to find out the best places to get your groceries on a budget. 

  1. Aldi
  2. Lidl
  3. Trader Joe’s
  4. Albertson’s
  5. Walmart
  6. Target
  7. Kroger
  8. Publix
  9. Whole Foods Market
  10. Sam’s Club

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