In Sunday's article about Aldi's expansion plans in Minnesota and beyond, a chart listing a price check of 7 grocery staples appeared only in print. Here's a look at the surprising findings if you missed them online. Of the nearly 20 Aldi and Walmart shoppers I interviewed in Dubuque, Iowa on June 3, none of them were aware of the price war going on between the two discount grocers. 

Many consumers appear to be quicker to realize when prices go up than when prices go down. If you didn't think a price war would be very significant, notice that Walmart's price total on the 7 items is nearly 25% higher in Bloomington, MN than in Dubuque, IA. 

BANANAS 1 lb.    

Dubuque, Iowa Aldi  $0.43

Aldi Lake St., Mpls. $0.44

Walmart Dubuque, Iowa $0.48

Walmart Bloomington, MN $0.51


MILK 2% gallon    

Aldi Dubuque,  $1.99
Aldi Lake St., Mpls.$2.39
Walmart Dubuque $1.85
Walmart Bloomington $2.89


BUTTER STICKS 1 lb.    

Aldi Dubuque  $2.59
Aldi Lake St., Mpls.$2.89
Walmart Dubuque, $2.78
Walmart Bloomington $3.37


EGGS 1 dz. Grade A
Aldi Dubuque $0.89
Aldi Lake St., Mpls.$0.99
Walmart Dubuque $0.64
Walmart Bloomington $1.88


PEANUT BUTTER, CREAMY, 40 oz.
Aldi Dubuque  $2.89
Aldi Lake St. Mpls. 2.89
Walmart Dubuque.$3.12
Walmart Bloomington $4.37


GALA APPLES 3 lb. bag

Aldi Dubuque $3.29

Aldi Lake St. Mpls.$3.39

Walmart Dubuque $3.44
Walmart Bloomington $3.94


IDAHO POTATOES 5 lb. bag
Aldi, Dubuque $1.69
Aldi Lake St. Mpls.$1.89
Walmart Dubuque, $2.47
Walmart Bloomington $2.67


TOTALS
Aldi Dubuque, IA  $13.77
Aldi Lake St., Mpls. $14.88
Walmart Dubuque, IA.$14.78
Walmart Bloomington $19.63


Prices were checked June 3 for stores in Dubuque, and June 5 for Twin Cities stores. All items are private label store brands.                 

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