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Which supermarket is the cheapest?

I got told that Coop is the most expensive supermarket, second is Migros, followed by Lidl. Is this true ?
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I got told that Coop is the most expensive supermarket, second is Migros, followed by Lidl. Is this true ?

Yes! I go Lidl/Aldi and I get a lot more for less.
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Yes! I go Lidl/Aldi and I get a lot more for less.
When you are fully integrated you will stop looking for value & go to Jelmoli, where you get very much less for very much more
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Yes! I go Lidl/Aldi and I get a lot more for less.
Got to watch the quality etc on some products in those, whereas even budget options in Coop/Migros are of good quality.
Eg. Pesto has some olive oil, but mostly cheaper sunflower oil, the bio eggs are sourced from Italy and Austria, the tomato’s are mostly tasteless, the bananas blacken in hours etc

All that said, I also shop there because the bread is fine and half the price of CH ones, nuts etc are cheap, non-food is cheaper, and currently Aldi has some Gin promotion going on that seems to be 20% cheaper than Coop, not to mention a decent vintage cheddar and reasonable muffins.

I found where they are placed side by side, Coop has reduced prices and increased their ‘budget’ lines to compete. Still expect 20% savings in Aldi/Lidl overall though.

In a week I go to all 4 sourcing my supplies, not necessarily motivated by price, more variety driven.
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

Manor is more expensive than Coop.

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Old 29.07.2021, 13:05
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

Nobody goes to Denner? They have great sales sometimes on local produce - meat and cheeses.
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Got to watch the quality etc on some products in those, whereas even budget options in Coop/Migros are of good quality.
Eg. Pesto has some olive oil, but mostly cheaper sunflower oil, the bio eggs are sourced from Italy and Austria, the tomato’s are mostly tasteless, the bananas blacken in hours etc

All that said, I also shop there because the bread is fine and half the price of CH ones, nuts etc are cheap, non-food is cheaper, and currently Aldi has some Gin promotion going on that seems to be 20% cheaper than Coop, not to mention a decent vintage cheddar and reasonable muffins.

I found where they are placed side by side, Coop has reduced prices and increased their ‘budget’ lines to compete. Still expect 20% savings in Aldi/Lidl overall though.

In a week I go to all 4 sourcing my supplies, not necessarily motivated by price, more variety driven.
It really depends... on fruits, the quality at Lidl is the best of all four.

For vegetables, Aldi's "source local" drive means most of their fresh produce is Swiss, and the veg are usually fresher than what I get at coop.

Coop, I avoid anything fresh, as they tend to be haf rotten or unripe.

Migros has an ok world food section, and their meat (where there is a butcher) isn't too bad.
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Old 29.07.2021, 13:08
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Migros has an ok world food section, and their meat (where there is a butcher) isn't too bad.
I never get meat/chicken/fish from Aldi/Lidl, it’s too hit and miss in my experience. Smoked salmon the exception.
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

I dont really notice a difference. But my Mrs tells me Migros is cheaper than Coop.

But of course to save a few cent I would hope you dont travel another half hour. After all time is money and somehow the most convenient should play a part.

Coop reduce there out of date stock much lower than the others. Aldi almost never do. Migros remove a bit, but Coop quite often is half price which is great to pick up a bargain.

Otherwise we actually get different things from different stores. Most of our shop is in Migros. But meat for a BBQ is Coop or Aldi. We buy the big box of Dulce Gusto coffee which seems only available in Coop. I like Coop wine and especially the deals they have which makes it quite reasonable. Aldi do a better lemonchello than Coop. Aldi for fruit and veg is not bad. I suppose what I am trying to say, there probably isnt that much in it and go for what you like from each store rather than finding the cheapest.
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

Good point about the Coop discounts.
I used to get my beer in the DE/Denner shops, but Coop often has a crate of brand name beer at 50%. You never know what it will be (Stella, Bitbürger, Löwenbrau, Heineken etc).
All you do know is it won’t be Feldschlossen.
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Got to watch the quality etc on some products in those, whereas even budget options in Coop/Migros are of good quality.
Eg. Pesto has some olive oil, but mostly cheaper sunflower oil, the bio eggs are sourced from Italy and Austria, the tomato’s are mostly tasteless, the bananas blacken in hours etc

All that said, I also shop there because the bread is fine and half the price of CH ones, nuts etc are cheap, non-food is cheaper, and currently Aldi has some Gin promotion going on that seems to be 20% cheaper than Coop, not to mention a decent vintage cheddar and reasonable muffins.

I found where they are placed side by side, Coop has reduced prices and increased their ‘budget’ lines to compete. Still expect 20% savings in Aldi/Lidl overall though.

In a week I go to all 4 sourcing my supplies, not necessarily motivated by price, more variety driven.
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I never get meat/chicken/fish from Aldi/Lidl, it’s too hit and miss in my experience. Smoked salmon the exception.
Never had any problems with stuff from Aldi/Lidl. I do my main weekly shop in Aldi and have for years. A few items from Lidl and even fewer from Migros. Coop I never buy anything in there regularly. The only reason I use Migros for some stuff is that Aldi/Lidl either don't stock it or I don't happen to like their versions as much as the Migros one.
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

Not true, unless we're comparing a specific list of groceries. Some items are cheaper or more expensive in any of those stores. Small, local shops are much the same - some products will be cheaper or more expensive than the chains.


Also, chains like Denner and Coop often have offers, which reduce the price of things significantly for a fixed period of time.



If price matters, the solution will be different shops for different items.

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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

When I have zero time, the cheapest groceries will be the closest one.
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

They're all playing with your mind. They have biz meetings where they all allign and make a deal of who's going to sell what at which price. This is why, pasta, flour, vinegar can be cheaper at one of them but tomato sauce, potatoes, butter will be more expensive so it makes you want to go the other one to get "a better deal" .. And so on.. in the end they both make 25Bil per year.. and they decide what you will eat. (because if they put chicken and carrots on Aktion then you'll probably eat chicken and carrots)

I'm so suprised to read comments, I thought this is the CH elite here .. 100k-200k p.a. you all have servants who do your shopping or what's going on here ?
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They're all playing with your mind. They have biz meetings where they all allign and make a deal of who's going to sell what at which price. This is why, pasta, flour, vinegar can be cheaper at one of them but tomato sauce, potatoes, butter will be more expensive so it makes you want to go the other one to get "a better deal" .. And so on.. in the end they both make 25Bil per year.. and they decide what you will eat. (because if they put chicken and carrots on Aktion then you'll probably eat chicken and carrots)

I'm so suprised to read comments, I thought this is the CH elite here .. 100k-200k p.a. you all have servants who do your shopping or what's going on here ?
Servants cost 100-200k pa.
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Not true, unless we're comparing a specific list of groceries. Some items are cheaper or more expensive in any of those stores. Small, local shops are much the same - some products will be cheaper or more expensive than the chains.
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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Nobody goes to Denner? They have great sales sometimes on local produce - meat and cheeses.
I go to Denner for the wine mostly.
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Nobody goes to Denner?
Isn't that were homeless drunks go to shop?


I shop at Lidl 35%, Aldi 35%, Alnatura + Migros 25% and Coop 5%.
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All you do know is it won’t be Feldschlossen.
That's also offered on discount sometimes, just in a different way - not one crate at 50% but maybe 40% if you buy two small crates etc.

There are also many other discounts. I regularly buy toilet paper, detergents and other packed products at 40-50% reduction.
And if you use the online app you have additional offers...
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Re: Which supermarket is the cheapest?

There are certain items in Migros that I like and that nobody else has, so that's my main reason for going to Migros. I buy stuff mostly in Coop. I know it's marginally more expensive in many cases but I think the quality is mostly better. Especially in the bio corner and in meat, fish etc.

I hardly ever go to Aldi or Lidl in CH because they are too far out of my way and time is money as well. I shop there in Spain sometimes though (because they are nearby) but am not particularly impressed. 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.
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