These days, finding Massachusetts MOST popular grocer is almost as important as finding the right mechanic. While it’s hard to eat at home ALL the time, it’s a fact that you can save SO much more. Plus, when we eat out a little less, it seems like a treat, something to look forward to, rather than a necessity. BUT, post pandemic, people don’t seem to care. Boston area folks are eating OUT more! Yes, restaurant spending has surpassed grocery spending in 2022. I wonder if that coincides with credit card spending?
When I was single, I didn’t pay that much attention to comparison grocery shopping. Of course, in later years when we add in a house, kids, college, we start to examine, income vs, expenses. Once we started paying attention to where we shop, we started seeing a savings. Plus, I discovered that each market had their specialty. For example one market had better fruit and vegetables. One had better meat and seafood. Another won in prepared foods.
Who IS Number One?
According to Axios Boston research, the people have spoken:
While national grocery behemoths such as Walmart are typically among the most popular grocers — if not the most popular — in any given city, local and regional favorites can give the big box stores a run for their money.
- It helps that Suffolk County doesn’t have any Walmarts, as the chain has only been able to get into neighboring cities like Lynn and Quincy.
- That’s partially because former Mayor Tom Menino told the box store giant to take a hike in the early 2010s when they tried to expand in the city.
- People spent 20.7% more at restaurants than they spent on groceries in 2022 — and that figure rose to 29.5% in the first two months of the year, according to Commerce Department data compiled by JLL,” Axios’ Nathan Bomey writes.