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.
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.
This tip goes out to anyone who likes to stay as organised as possible, even when it comes to grocery shopping. You can make the process so much smoother at the checkout and when you put away your groceries at home by grouping similar items in your cart. Here's how it works.
Soy sauce is delicious, but choosing the best often comes down to "my brand versus your brand." Ditch brand loyalty and look at the label instead: If yours has been brewed or fermented, and proudly states it, it will be better than sauce made using methods like hydrolysis, often used to keep costs low.
According to new research, three in five Australian adults get sucked in by promotions and specials on junk food and sugary drinks at the supermarket. The research for LiveLighter – a health education campaign delivered by the Cancer Council and Heart Foundation – found 53% of shoppers visit the supermarket several times a week or every day.
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.
You'd think that because I write about smart shopping, I wouldn't have a price club "problem". Yet as a new member, it took several visits to get my bulk shopping under control. Enough olive oil to bathe in? A lifetime supply of chips? C'mon, how can you stop yourself? Buying in bulk can be a cost-effective way to stock up on essentials, but there are pitfalls.
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.