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Grocers go head-to-head on price in sticker shocker

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Neighbors of the Met Foods on Smith Street are bemoaning its impending closure, saying that it will leave them without a no-frills place to grab groceries in the neighborhood. We paid a visit to the doomed supermarket and the two nearest ones to see how their prices stack up. Below are the costs of the cheapest of a smattering of staples at each shop — and it turns out C-Town gives Met Foods a run for its money.

Met Foods

Head of lettuce: $2

Gallon of milk: $4.79

Loaf of wheat bread: $2.99

A dozen eggs: $1.99

Can of black beans: $0.99

Union Market

Head of lettuce: $2.69

Gallon of milk: $5.99

A dozen eggs: $6.99

Loaf of wheat bread: $4.99

Can of black beans: $1.89 (they’re organic)

C-Town

Head of lettuce: $1.99

Gallon of milk: $3.79

A dozen eggs: $2.99

Loaf of wheat bread: $2.99

Can of black beans: $1.19

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
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Reasonable discourse

Sid from Boerum Hill says:
How about comparing the same items from pathmark, fresh direct, trader joes and whole foods...places people shop at..and Key Food too...
July 31, 2014, 11:33 am

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