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Old 07-19-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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I just read this article about store brands. It is pretty interesting. 7 Secrets About Store Brands - Yahoo! Shopping

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Old 07-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
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I just read this article about store brands. It is pretty interesting. 7 Secrets About Store Brands - Yahoo! Shopping
I love off-brands in a lot of things. For instance, the Wal Mart brand vegetable oil is always cheaper than crisco by at least $.50 a quart around here. It's the same oil, why not save money?
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #3
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And that would be why I buy whatever product tastes better. Some of my grocery items are always store brand while others are private. You never really know what you're buying anyway until you try it!
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:32 PM   #4
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I used to work at a razor blade factory - we would put the exact same razor in different packs with different brands...the ONLY difference was the packaging but people would swear that the known name was better and lasted longer! Go figure.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:03 PM   #5
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i buy what tastes good. last week bought store brand crescent rolls. will not do that again. definitely not as good as the original. i shop at von's which is owned by safeway. i will check out a house brand item but will not continue to buy it, even to save money, if it doesn't work, or taste good.

interesting article , barb. thanks for the info.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:58 AM   #6
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There are only a few things that I won't buy the store brand, and there are some things where I prefer the store brand. The store brand equivalent of Velveeta is one of them. While some store brands of it are not very good, most are (I buy Food Lion's) and there is a LOT less sodium in the store brand. Home 360 (Food Lion brand) zippered food storage bags are as good as Ziploc, and Home 360 cat litter is the best I have found.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:10 AM   #7
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aww c'mon. that was the most middle of the road article i've ever read!

so it could be good, or it coukd be bad.

the question it begs is quality in the battle on brand nsme versus store brand.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:31 AM   #8
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Store brands can be Russian roulette; E.G. IGA's bacon is often quite tasty but sometimes it is not.
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Home 360 (Food Lion brand) zippered food storage bags are as good as Ziploc, and Home 360 cat litter is the best I have found.
That's one of the few things we found that were no good at WalMart - the sandwich-sized zip top bags. Once you close them you almost have to rip them to get them back open.
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Stop and Shop brands are almost always inferior, sometimes by a lot. Not worth it to me.

The one exception is milk.
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