My boyfriend and I are pretty horrible grocery shoppers. We always attempt to hit the grocery store to buy "meals for the week" but that meal planning quickly takes a complicated turn when we end up in discussions on what food might still have available in the house to contribute to that meal.
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I really dislike moving through a grocery store inefficiently. This month that dislike of inefficiency came to a head, because I'm spending the month in a place where the grocery stores are the size of football fields rather than my usual small and crowded local store.
I found myself wandering the shop from end to end and back again, like a stoned hippie at a Grateful Dead show, overwhelmed with choices and planning out my debut movie about consumer culture and alienation. So I made a grocery shopping map.
Hello, and welcome back to What's Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to talk about how you stock your fridge, with a focus on those foods, beverages and condiments you are never without.
OzHarvest Market is a Sydney-based "rescued food" supermarket that invites customers to pay what they can - even if that's nothing at all. The business follows a "take what you need, give if you can" model, with all money reinvested back into the charity.
Earlier today, we paid a visit to OzHarvest's flagship store to check out what was on offer. The sheer variety of supermarket goods on display astounded us. Here are the pictures.
Amazon shopping is coming to Australia - and it aims to have stores in every Australian state by 2017. If you have shares in Coles or Woolworths you should be worried. If you own an independent grocery store you should be very worried. Here's everything we know about Amazon's shopping strategy and how it will affect they way we buy goods in Australia.
The ever-increasing cost of groceries is currently burning a major hole in everyone’s wallet and has a lot of us frankly stressed out. A Galaxy survey of 1000 people nationwide conducted on behalf of debt solutions provider Fox Symes found that 52 per cent of all Australians are forced to use their credit card to pay for every day costs including groceries because they simply don’t have the cash available. As many as 2.9 million Aussies say they have to do this frequently.
No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don't want to throw food away unnecessarily -- but we certainly do. Australians discard up to 20 per cent of the food they purchase, which equates to one out of every five bags of groceries they buy. Plenty of that food is discarded while still safe to eat.
It pays to focus your frugality on your biggest expenses. For most of us, that includes groceries. Some stores have better prices on certain items, but it can be a waste of time to hop from one store to another. Instead, pick the store with the best deals on food staples, then stick to it.
A few months ago, Woolworths decided to replace its entry-level Homebrand range with the similar "Woolworths Essentials" in a bid to address consumer perceptions of low quality. Now, it's giving the same treatment to the mid-tier Select label. The only reason to care about this is that Woolworths' private label products will soon be cheaper.