When grocery shopping at supermarket do you have a preference and why?
Do you find their is a discernable difference in quality and price?
Most Helpful Guy
I'm in the grocery retail business, and I can tell you right now, always try the generic brand, because a lot of the major producers package their product under other labels, especially store brands. There are only so many producers that make, say, vegetable oil, it's not like there are thousands or even hundreds of suppliers. So the store brand stuff has gotta come from somewhere, and what happens a lot of the time is Stop & Shop or Publix or Von's or whatever the chain is in your area, they'll reach out to a company like Wesson, and say "we're looking for a store brand oil", and Wesson will put THEIR Wesson oil in a bottle, and it gets stickered with the store brand label. Then some guy on the production line goes "ok, that's enough!", pulls a lever and stops the conveyor belt, and they take out the generic label and put the Wesson one back in. It's that simple. So you've created a perceived level of quality and pricing for the same exact product! You might even have the same bottle shape, that's a dead giveaway. It's not always easily identifiable, but trust me, store brand stuff is usually just name brand stuff in different packaging, there's not some Stop & Shop factory somewhere pumping out their own line of products, they just buy from others👍1
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