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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

How Suisse have I become, I go to what is closest
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Old 29.07.2021, 15:05
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

if you're able or willing to buy in bulk, Aligro is extremely competitive.
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Old 29.07.2021, 15:31
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

For the cheapest chocolate and cookies, go to Otto’s Radikale
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Old 29.07.2021, 15:39
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How Suisse have I become, I go to what is closest
I used to do the same when I lived in London. I just went to my local Tesco full of homeless beggars and violaent colour youth. But none of that exists here in CH.
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Old 29.07.2021, 15:40
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if you're able or willing to buy in bulk, Aligro is extremely competitive.
Doesn't look like they exist in Lugano ?
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Old 29.07.2021, 15:42
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They seem to attract a certain cleintele who rip open packages and put them back on the shelf, and then cut you off in the checkout queue. I prefer to go to more civilized shops when time allows.
That's funny. I never rip a package in my life and didn't buy the item, but I did cut a lot off people in the shop and outside.
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Old 29.07.2021, 15:55
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

COOP is nearest to us and also by far the best choice and best layout, space, convenience.. I find all that more important than saving a few francs by driving around spending extra time going shop to shop..

Plus the supercard point are good and provide good offers.. The coop prix guarantee range is really good now too, really expanded.

When I want a bigger shop of non food especially I head over the border. Stuff like dishwasher tablets, laundry liquid etc and chemicals like bleach descaled and so on. are a fraction of the price in InterMarché
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Old 29.07.2021, 16:04
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

Second thumbs-up for Otto’s Radikal. Absolutely rock-bottom prices for cleaning / hygiene / cooking oil / canned goods / wine, etc. But hit-and miss, they stock surplus items bought from other suppliers so what they stock on any given day is inconsistent. Not a place for fresh produce, meat or dairy.


For the full palette of 20-60% discount, go to Aldi / Lidl / Edeka in Germany.
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

With Coop you have to look closely at the expiry dates. Although they often discount heavily products about to expire, they also are not very good at removing already expired products from sale.

Some time back they were caught opening expired meat packages and putting the meat on their butchers display.
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Nobody goes to Denner? They have great sales sometimes on local produce - meat and cheeses.
Meat quality is terrible
Lidl I think has the best ratio quality/price
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Old 29.07.2021, 16:40
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Doesn't look like they exist in Lugano ?
No, the nearest they seem to be is their place in Sion. They are good if you want larger quantities of stuff and their fresh and frozen veg selection is bigger than the other supermarket chains.
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Old 29.07.2021, 17:09
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Meat quality is terrible
Lidl I think has the best ratio quality/price
Back when were students, a friend of mine worked summers in Denner. She told me to never ever buy meat there. It might have improved since ( 10-15 yrs ago ) but I have my doubts.
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It is broadly true. Coop and Migros are roughly the same though special offers and promotions make it hard to say one is always more expensive than the other. Migros doesn't sell alcohol which is one reason I don't go there too much.

For value for money, Aldi, Lidl and Denner are streets ahead but the range they sell is generally much smaller. So that's the deal -- more choice & pricey vs limited range & cheaper. Despite the smaller range, I personally find most of what I need at Lidl and Aldi but Denner has a very good range of wine. If you're a wine drinker, also keep an eye open for Coop which regularly has 20% discount sales off all wines with some at half price. You need to check the weekly newsletters to see who's discounting what this week.
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I go to Denner for the wine mostly.
I generally only buy wine at coop when the 20% offer is on as it’s fairly regular and I have a decent stock in the cellar. With Mondovino you have access to some excellent wines on subscription (Bordeaux, Burgundy etc.) although at a different price level.

Denner is fantastic for wine. The QPR on some of their offerings is remarkable. I also try to only buy when they have 20% off although it seems this is less frequent than at coop. What’s really great is that they may have 30% off on a particular wine and then you still get 20% on the discounted price! I often go in for something small (a bag of limes for example) and come out with multiple bottles
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Old 29.07.2021, 20:00
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

For the G&T lovers, Aldi have Fever Tree tonic @4.90, whereas Coop it’s 7.50.
Unfortunately their Gin selection is lacking, so goto Lidl while their promotion is on.
They’ve also got Heineken and SuperBock at @24 for 24 cans, not bad at all.
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Back when were students, a friend of mine worked summers in Denner. She told me to never ever buy meat there. It might have improved since ( 10-15 yrs ago ) but I have my doubts.
I can’t say what it was like 15 years ago but it’s too much of a generalisation to say the meat quality is terrible. Denner actually sells some of the best beef available with their offering of dry-aged Argentinian rib eye. I cannot speak to the provenance but I know what good beef is and this is marbled, tender and extremely tasty. The issue is that the pieces are too small at circa 200g. For medium-rare I find with rib eye that 300g+ corresponds to a more appropriate thickness for ensuring a proper Maillard reaction on the exterior.

I also found full Fillets of Irish beef on offer and fillets of Irish lamb that I can assure were of decent quality. For cheaper cuts, Denner also offers IP Suisse pork neck for example.
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

Which one has the best MSG products though?
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Which one has the best MSG products though?
How about an impartial walk through by a dedicated herd of goats? They like salt, perhaps their rabid MSG sampling could give us a clue.
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

One of benefits living near the French border... everything is so damn cheaper across it. With our friend's customers supercard, I shop for maybe 150 chuffs for family of 3-4 for whole week in ie Casino Geant, and take a cheap diesel as a bonus.

Not only is it much cheaper (saving cca 50% or more, since with kids we buy mostly Bio things at prices of cheapest swiss supermarket stuff like migros budget or coop prix or lower), its opened till 9pm, on Sundays too and the selection is staggering. I would say maybe 10x the variety in cheeses (well its France), similar for tons of other things ie from Italy and elsewhere. Don't get me started on wine.

Damn its such a sad story whenever we skip France and have to shop at Migros/Coop. Plus I get 1 shopping bag here for the price of full shopping cart there (more or less the the same stuff). And the selection of some specific food looks more like shops during socialism behind iron curtain. Maybe some hypermarkets outside city centers have bigger selections, but usual big supermarkets around us suck when one gets spoiled like that.

We basically buy here only nuts, for some reason they are cheaper here. And AOP Gruyere obviously.
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Old 29.07.2021, 22:05
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Which one has the best MSG products though?
Just look for ramen. Aromat's for noobs.
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One of benefits living near the French border... everything is so damn cheaper across it. With our friend's customers supercard, I shop for maybe 150 chuffs for family of 3-4 for whole week in ie Casino Geant, and take a cheap diesel as a bonus.

Not only is it much cheaper (saving cca 50% or more, since with kids we buy mostly Bio things at prices of cheapest swiss supermarket stuff like migros budget or coop prix or lower), its opened till 9pm, on Sundays too and the selection is staggering. I would say maybe 10x the variety in cheeses (well its France), similar for tons of other things ie from Italy and elsewhere. Don't get me started on wine.

Damn its such a sad story whenever we skip France and have to shop at Migros/Coop. Plus I get 1 shopping bag here for the price of full shopping cart there (more or less the the same stuff). And the selection of some specific food looks more like shops during socialism behind iron curtain. Maybe some hypermarkets outside city centers have bigger selections, but usual big supermarkets around us suck when one gets spoiled like that.

We basically buy here only nuts, for some reason they are cheaper here. And AOP Gruyere obviously.
Re: bio, always worth investigating each country’s regulations regarding what is bio and their regulations for “normal”. In Switzerland, the “normal” standard for Swiss-produced fruits and veg is the same or higher as most EU bio standards. Thus, I always privilege Swiss fruits and veg when possible.

I’m unwilling to drive an hour to shop over the border, so we stick to Lidl and Coop, I prefer them to the Migros and Aldi in town and usually find what I need between the two. I try to buy our meat and fruit/veg/eggs from local producers but I’ve had less time to drive to the various stands lately. I do like Aligro for seasonings especially but also for some non-food and they have decent specials.
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