I recently stopped by the B.C. grocery store that’s known for its chic, chic apparel, and when I asked about its prices, the guy I was shopping with said, “The cheapest.”
That’s according to a study released Monday by The Next Stop, a nonprofit that’s dedicated to exploring the trends in the retail world.
The survey of more than 1,200 grocery store owners across the U.S. found that the best-priced wholesale retailers in the country are located in cities like Boston, New York, and Los Angeles, which are home to a disproportionate number of retailers.
And the lowest-priced retail retailers are clustered in the Midwest and the Northeast, which have the highest percentage of people living in households making less than $40,000 per year.
According to The Next STOP, the best price for a full-priced, organic-fresh produce can be found in Boston.
In New York City, it can be as low as $3.75 per pound.
And in Los Angeles there’s a price of $1.99 per pound, which is about $2 cheaper than the next closest city.
For a full, organic, organic organic-produced grocery store, The NextStop found that in order to stay competitive with its competitors, a grocery store would need to be as diverse as its products.
“We’ve heard that people want a diverse, organic shopping experience, and that is a real challenge for a grocery company to deal with,” The Nextstop’s president and CEO, Jessica Sirotta, said in a statement.
“But in this case, the fact that the city of Boston and the city that has a very high percentage of its residents making less in the labor market are the top-five most expensive cities for organic produce makes the comparison even more meaningful.”
The Next Stop is one of many nonprofit organizations that are trying to address these challenges, and the nonprofit group recently released a report that revealed that organic grocery stores in America have become a huge issue for the country’s grocery industry.
A recent survey of grocery stores by the Associated Press found that only 4% of grocery store customers were willing to buy organic groceries, compared to 29% in 2015.
As a result, many grocery stores are looking to their suppliers to provide the freshest organic products.
The next Stop said that they believe the majority of organic products are made in China.
When it comes to pricing, the survey found that if a grocery chain were to sell organic produce at a cheaper price, they would only be able to compete with other retailers who offer similar products at a lower price.
While this doesn’t mean that organic foods are necessarily the best choice, TheNextStop’s study shows that a wide range of brands and brands of organic foods have become available to grocery shoppers, and shoppers can buy these products for less than the current market price.