Kroger, Ingles, Walmart, and a variety of other shopping centers are placed virtually everywhere all over the country. Each grocery store offers their fare share of specialty products and services, but ultimately, if you choose to shop at any of these stores, the biggest factor is convenience.
Chain grocery stores make access to for easy for consumers. For those consumers who prefer to shop at more specialty stores, such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, and the Fresh Market, the convenience factor may not play as big of a role. Typically shoppers who choose to shop at these specialty health food stores will travel as far as they need to in order to spend a premium price on some of their favorite items.
One store that would be categorized by most as being grouped with Whole Foods, Sprouts, and the Fresh Market is none other than Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s is known for offering many healthy and locally sourced products. From organic vegetable dressings to prepackaged meals to yummy, yet healthy, microwaveable options, Trader Joe’s seems to be up there competing with the other specialty health food stores.
One thing that people who don’t know about Trader Joe’s, however, is that their products are often much cheaper than their counterparts at specialty food stores or even normal grocery stores. For example, you could buy pink Himalayan sea salt for about $6 at Kroger, or you could buy it at Trader Joe’s for $2. You could purchase Ezekiel bread from any of the above grocery stores at about a dollar higher in cost than you would be paying at Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s offers access to healthy food for a less expensive price tag.