Buy Organic Store Brands to Save Big!
Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 10:51 am
Buying store brands of your favorite packaged food products is an easy way to save money across the board. The same rule applies when purchasing organic foods. As the demand for health food grows, more and more grocery and health food stores are creating their own line of organic brands. In most cases, the store brand versions of popular products are just as good if not better than many name brand items, and they usually cost far less.
In addition to popular and independent health food stores, mainstream grocery stores like Kroger or Safeway carry private label organic items. Some stores feature shelves that include a collection of healthy, organic items. This makes it easy for shoppers to find what they need. Of course, this rule doesn’t always apply, so it’s important to keep an eye out for organic brands throughout the store.
In some cases, when compared to major grocery stores, organic items can be found for far less in specialty health food stores. If you have the time, doing comparison shopping and knowing a store’s advertised sales is the best way to find a great deal! It’s also important to keep in mind that name brand items may end up costing less than private label or store brand products if a sale or special promotion is going on.
Below is a list of the organic or natural brands for several popular grocery stores nationwide:
- Kroger: Private Selections
- Safeway: O Organics
- Wholefoods: 365 Organic Everyday Value
- Albertsons: Wild Harvest
- Target: Archer Farms
- Meijer: Meijer Organics
- Food Lion: Nature’s Place
- Food Giant: Nature’s Promise
- Publix: GreenWise
Knowing these popular brands and researching locally owned health food stores is a great way to save cash. You can also urge other major grocery or community-based stores to create and carry their own organic line. This can help you get involved while helping yourself and others save money on quality, healthy, and organic foods.