By Josh Resnek
McKinnon’s prices reflect savings to be gained by consumers that cannot be matched locally, according to a survey of prices for similar items being sold at Market Basket and other larger scale supermarkets.
McKinnon’s Super Butcher Shop & Market cannot compare in size or numbers of items for sale when placed against larger markets.
However, the prices McKinnon’s is charging for New York Sirloin can- not be matched at local markets – and certainly not at Stop and Shop, Whole Foods or even Walmart, which is, of course, a huge retailer of food at more competitive prices.
This being said, McKinnon’s price for Sirloin steaks at $6.98 a pound stands out as an amazing savings if your family is eating meat products.
Sirloin steaks at most major outlets in this are at $16-$20 a pound, and at Whole Foods, the price for New York Sirloin is over the $20 per pound threshold.
Lamb is another product where prices have skyrocketed.
At larger grocery stores the price for lamb is in the $25-$30 per pound range.
At McKinnon’s the price range for lamb is closer to $17 – $20 a pound with different cuts offered at varying discounts.
The price differentials are noticeable and they are, frankly, amazing.
Thousands of local shoppers are held hostage to inflation at the larger supermarkets, where pricing has soared with inflation.
Market Basket in Chelsea and Revere remains the best buy for Everett shoppers, even if meat prices are higher there.
Everything for sale, from paper products, to soda, milk, bread and eggs remains at a discount by comparison to other supermarkets selling the same items.
Also noticeable at the larger supermarkets are empty spaces in many of the aisles as supply chain problems continue to plague the American marketplace.
Again, the shut down of the Everett Stop and Shop marks a moment when Everett consumers will be driven out of the city to do their major shopping for grocery items.
Can you imagine a city of almost 60,000 people without a major supermarket.
It is the city of Everett.