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Target vs. Wal-Mart

  • March 10, 2012 - 3:56 PM

Kantar Retail conducted a pricing study to compare prices of retail giants Target and Wal-Mart. The 2012 study compared baskets of grocery and consumable items from stores in Massachusetts.

Target sample basket

Total cost of 38 items:

$212.15

Lay's potato chips $3.69

Skippy peanut butter $2.79

Coca-Cola $5.19

Tropicana orange juice $3.44

Wonder bread $2.49

Gerber baby food $0.99

Barilla pasta $1.29

Heinz ketchup $1.79

Kellogg's Corn Flakes $2.99

Land O'Lakes butter $4.19

StarKist canned tuna $0.82

Breyers ice cream $2.99

Campbell's soup $0.62

GE light bulbs $2.79

Windex $2.89

Glad trash bags $8.29

Clorox wipes $1.89

Clorox toilet bowl cleaner $4.64

Huggies diapers $9.49

Tide laundry soap $11.99

Pedigree dog food $12.99

Ajax dish soap $1.97

Bounty paper towels $4.14

Ziploc bags $4.19

Reynolds aluminum foil $7.99

Lil Critters vitamins $4.84

Vaseline hand lotion $3.49

Edge shaving gel $2.74

Chapstick lip balm $1.07

Advil painkiller $8.49

Nicorette gum $57.99

Softsoap hand soap $1.47

J&J dental floss $0.97

Revlon hair coloring $3.14

Pantene Pro-V shampoo $5.84

Johnson's baby powder $3.84

Listerine mouthwash $5.74

Schick razors $5.99

Wal-Mart sample basket

Total cost of 38 items:

$207.53

Lay's potato chips $2.58

Skippy peanut butter $2.12

Coca-Cola $3.98

Tropicana orange juice $3.08

Wonder bread $2.28

Gerber baby food $0.96

Barilla pasta $1.28

Heinz ketchup $1.78

Kellogg's Corn Flakes $2.98

Land O'Lakes butter $4.18

StarKist canned tuna $0.82

Breyers ice cream $3.87

Campbell's soup $0.92

GE light bulbs $2.24

Windex $2.47

Glad trash bags $7.48

Clorox wipes $1.88

Clorox toilet bowl cleaner $4.63

Huggies diapers $9.47

Tide laundry soap $11.97

Pedigree dog food $12.97

Ajax dish soap $1.97

Bounty paper towels $4.16

Ziploc bags $4.38

Reynolds aluminum foil $8.48

Lil Critters vitamins $3.98

Vaseline hand lotion $2.97

Edge shaving gel $2.44

Chapstick lip balm $0.98

Advil painkiller $8.48

Nicorette gum $57.98

Softsoap hand soap $1.47

J&J dental floss $0.97

Revlon hair coloring $3.14

Pantene Pro-V shampoo $5.84

Johnson's baby powder $3.84

Listerine mouthwash $5.97

Schick razors $6.54

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