Our experts compared the price of loose and pre-packed foods at Coles, Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets to see how much people could save by using unit pricing.
While the majority of shoppers believe loose fruit and vegetables are sold at a cheaper price than those that come in a packet, that’s not always the case.
We found that by using unit pricing to choose the cheapest food, our shoppers saved 20% at Aldi (on 6 items) and 19% on their grocery bills at Coles and Woolworths (on 28 and 30 items respectively). If one of these baskets represented a weekly shop, that makes for a saving of up to $1600 a year.
Read more about how CHOICE used unit pricing to save at the checkout.