Supermarkets’ own-brand products

@nela13 (5097)
Portugal
February 1, 2018 3:08pm CST
When I do my groceries shopping I always try To find the best products at the best price, sometimes well known brands have discounts of 50%, but even though I still find some supermarkets' own-brand cheaper. I don't mind buy this products, some of them are quite good but I have a friend that has a sort of prejudice with this supermarkets' own-brand products and she never buy these. Today I went to a do some shopping with her and she said that these products have low quality and that I shouldn't buy It. Do you buy supermarkets' own.label products? Do you think they are very different from well known brands?
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@topffer (33262)
• France
1 Feb
For basic products like sugar or flour I do not care at all about the brand and I buy the cheaper available. For cheap supermarkets brands, I buy products to taste them, and I buy them again if I liked what I tasted. The quality is often the same than well known brands as they are often made by these brands for supermarkets.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
I read that some no brand products are made by well known brands.
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@topffer (33262)
• France
1 Feb
@nela13 Oh yes, I have noticed for example that the cheap rechargeable batteries sold by Lidl times to times under their brand were made in the same factory than Duracell batteries.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
2 Feb
@topffer lidl products are great, I buy a lot of their products
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@marlina (71305)
• Canada
1 Feb
I do try some no name brands once and if I like them, then I buy them again.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
Yes, I usually try and if I like I just keep buying It.
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@kaka135 (13989)
• Malaysia
11 Feb
Same here. There are some no name brands which are quite okay.
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@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
2 Feb
I do and some are exactly the same as the brand names at half the price. I have noticed that some products come out from the same plant. You pay for the marketing of the big companies.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
2 Feb
Yes, what we pay is the marketing and the products are the same, some of them are produced in the same place as the brand ones.
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@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
3 Feb
@nela13 It is correct, if you check the barcode of the products, you can see that they come out from the same plant.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
3 Feb
@LadyDuck I didn't know that about the barcodes, but you are right It is the easiest way To check if products are produced in the same place.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
1 Feb
I usually do the off brand of store brand. but some products don't come in store brand.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
Yes, there are products that we can't find in a supermarket brand.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
1 Feb
@nela13 I work at the Dollar tree so we get a mixture. We get a lot of brand names in so I will.buy brand names at work.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
@thislittlepennyearns I don't Dollar tree in my country, all the supermarkets here have a mix of brands.
@moffittjc (41198)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Feb
I don't mind buying supermarkets' own-brand products. Most of the time they taste just as good as the name-brand
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
6 Feb
Yes, most of the time there are no differences between them.
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@moffittjc (41198)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Feb
@nela13 That's right, no difference in taste, and at a much lower price. A win-win for everybody!
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
6 Feb
@moffittjc smart shopping
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• Pamplona, Spain
1 Feb
Sometimes I will buy their biscuits and their bread but not much else as there are other things that they sell are quite awful really. It all depends what it is.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
It is a matter of trying, some are good others don't.
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• Pamplona, Spain
2 Feb
@nela13 Trouble is here I got to like some biscuits that they brought out and they are very good but they only put them on the shelves when they feel like it. I hardly ever see them on the shelves as I would buy say half a dozen packets of them. You´re right its a matter of trying to see what is the best and I have gotten through most of their brands which are more or less okay.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
2 Feb
@lovinangelsinstead21 maybe the shelves are empty because a lot of people love those biscuits
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@FayeHazel (16607)
• United States
8 Feb
I agree. I like a lot of the store brand's items. In many cases it is as good as or even better than the name brand
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
9 Feb
Do you use to buy It?
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@FayeHazel (16607)
• United States
9 Feb
@nela13 Yeah - regularly I buy the store's brand. There are only a few items where I do prefer the name brand
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
9 Feb
@FayeHazel so do I
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• United States
2 Feb
some products actually ARE the exact same thing..the company that makes it will put out a name brand,and then make a generic for chains.they had a news segment on pepto bismo doing that years ago.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
2 Feb
If these products are the same and are cheaper, why not buy them?
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• United States
3 Feb
@nela13 i do.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
3 Feb
@scarlet_woman smart choice
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@DianneN (74432)
• United States
2 Feb
Some store brands are just as good as the National brands. However, I don't like any storebrand paper products.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
2 Feb
We all have our preferences
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@DianneN (74432)
• United States
3 Feb
@nela13 That's very true!
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@averygirl72 (16670)
• Philippines
12 Feb
We also try supermarket own-brand products and they are not that bad actually. But we mostly buy branded products
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
12 Feb
I think It is a matter of trying to see if we like it or not
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@sabtraversa (12548)
• Italy
7 Feb
Price doesn't equal quality, I think your friend should give these products a chance. I sometimes buy products with no brand (because I don't really consider supermarket to be a brand lol), most simply do their job. Cheap toilet paper can really be low quality sometimes, but hey, it's just toilet paper.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
7 Feb
When we buy brand products we pay the marketing too.
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@JudyEv (118965)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb
I buy the own brand products. Occasionally I get one that isn't good quality so I just avoid that one in future.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
I do the same, when I found one that I don't like I just stop buying It.
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@Corbin5 (100138)
• United States
1 Feb
I have found that many store brands are better-tasting than name brands.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
Supermarkets want their brand being appreciated, it is way to have more clients.
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@marguicha (90556)
• Chile
1 Feb
Big supermarkets have some very good products with their brand. I buy them if they have an offer.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
Some products are very good and I honestly don't see a difference between very expensive brands.
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• Peoria, Arizona
1 Feb
If it tastes good then yes we will buy store brand. Woot bread is probably my favorite bread and that is a store brand.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
It is better and cheaper, right?
• Peoria, Arizona
6 Feb
@nela13 most of the time yes. But certain things it is better to get other brands
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
6 Feb
@DesirousDreamer It will always depend of the product you want.
@rakski (8747)
• Philippines
22 Feb
Oh yes, I do buy no name and supermarjet brand products. They are almost the same with the branded for a cheaoer price
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
22 Feb
Yes, they are, some are just equal
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@rakski (8747)
• Philippines
22 Feb
@nela13 very teue
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• United States
1 Feb
It depends on the item :) For example store brand cereal is nasty but store brand almond granola bars taste better.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Feb
Some are good others don't, we should try and decide.
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• United States
3 Feb
@nela13 I agree!
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@AmbiePam (48165)
• United States
2 Mar
It depends on the product, but I do sometimes use the store brand (Ibuprofen, baking products). Store brand food tastes the same to me. But I never buy store brand toilet paper because it is terrible. The only place that I really like the store brands is Target. Their store brands are excellent.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
2 Mar
It os a matter of trying To find out which one we prefer.
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@shaggin (36322)
• United States
1 Mar
Most store brand products are nearly as good as the name brand but there are a few things that just aren't as good with the store brand but it's very few.
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
1 Mar
Most of the products are made by the same company, but they have a different name.
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@YrNemo (11190)
28 Feb
it depends really. I always try them out first before making decision. Some were with dreadful quality and not worth buying, others, a real steal!
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@nela13 (5097)
• Portugal
28 Feb
That's it, if we never try we will never know
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