Supermarkets’ own-brand products
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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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.
• Pamplona, Spain
@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.
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.
• United States
Most items I buy are store brand. I think they are the same as name brands except for price. I do have certain items that I will buy only name brand of it, but for the most part I try to save money. I work at a supermarket and I get a discount on the store brands so that is another motivator for me to buy those items.
• United States
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.