Best Market pricing update

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Best Market pricing update

No surprises here... a marked disparity in sales pricing between Best in Westhampton Beach and Riverhead.

February 24-to-March 2's most blatant examples:

Sale Item Advertised in each Flyer1190111978
85% Lean Ground Turkey, 28.8 oz.2 for $5.00$2.79 each
Almond Breeze Almond Milk2 for $5.002 for $6.00
Calavo Fresh Hass Avocados99¢ ea.4 for $5.00
Premium Sweet Strawberries, 16 oz.2 for $3.00$2.99 each

Strawberries almost 100% higher in Westhampton Beach?


1. Mrs Genetics said...

I don't know why this seems to come as a surprise to so many.

Anyone that's lived in a major metro area knows that prices for the same items at the same grocery chain vary across distances less than 11901 to 11978. Cost structures are different – real estate/rent primarily – and pricing has to take into account costs.

Does a burger on Main Street cost more than a burger on Montauk Highway? Probably. Are local prices higher Memorial Day to Labor Day than the dead of winter? Probably.

  1. Didn't say it was a "surprise," only that is was unfortunate.
  2. Okay, but gouging can always be rationalized by the gouger.
  3. As someone who specialized in producing menus for restaurants and food purveyors for over 40 year, I can assert that I never produced any with "seasonal pricing," so I reject that postulation.

2. Jeanne Speir said...

There were plenty more price discrepancies.

And it's no where near tourist season....

Not fair.

Yes, dear.

3. Barbara Ramsay said...

If you want to see wonderful prices go online and look up Lucky's Market. Check out the circular here in Gainesville. Wonderfully fresh produce, house-cured bacon, huge beer and wine selection, etc, etc. I think you need to move here. I miss you both.

Well, when last you were in Westhampton Beach, Wa-Wal-Waldbaum's was still inflicting themselves on us so anything else would of course seem like nirvana!

4. Jeanne Speir said...

We miss you very much too! PRIME sirloin steak for $3.97 a pound? Everything healthy and organic? Le sigh.

What she said!

5. Barbara Ramsay said...

Come to visit... at the very least I can feed you on the cheap... O, and I think my fox just had kittens. Life here is just full of surprises.


6. Barbara Ramsay said...

My mistake... baby foxes are called kits not kittens. Yes, we have a male and female living in a den here on the property. Wildlife viewing at its prime.

Leave the reynard and vixen alone, and before long perhaps you'll have a skulk. (I had to look that last one up!)

7. Barbara Ramsay said...

Well I just learned something. Thanks.

Always a pleasure to be able to impart some fresh knowledge to someone else.

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