Saturday, July 19, 2008

Superstore




The Real Canadian Superstore is a supermarket chain operation with outlets pretty well across the country. One would expect price consistency if not corporate-wide but at least within a geographic area. This is not the case, however, with their bulk dry roasted peanuts.


At 57 cents it is about the same price as Wal-Mart charges for the packaged Planter brand. Have no idea why at least one outlet charges 88 cents.

3 comments:

Huy Dang said...

Something you probably need to know is that the Real Canadian Superstore changes its prices at the store level based on the surroundings of the store. However, there is still no explanation for the price differences.

An example is in Saskatoon with two stores. There is one at 8th Street East, which is surrounded by other grocery stores such as Sobeys, Safeway, London Drugs, CO-OP, and other stores that compete directly with them. Meanwhile, another store across town only has Wal-Mart and Safeway nearby, which has higher prices.

HTC Touch said...

London Drugs has entered Saskatchewan? Is it a full scale grocery store or has just a small selections of food items?

Huy Dang said...

London Drugs entered Saskatchewan years ago... six years ago. And no, they don't have a full grocery section. But the fact that London Drugs is only two blocks down the street DOES affect the prices at the good old Real Canadian Superstore (when London Drugs has "sales").