I am sure many of you out there would agree with me that the beautiful y”t of Pesach is also a very costly one. Clothing and shoes for the family is just the beginning. Then comes the grocery bill….The price of food, matzah, and meat can be very expensive. For many families this must be a very difficult and stressful time of year.
I am a savvy food shopper and I really try to get the best pricing out there. For once and for all I would like some insight as to why the Lakewood grocery stores do not have the same sales and pricing as the Brooklyn stores?! The difference in pricing is quiet significant and astonishing.
The Lakewood consumer (that is you and me) really doesn’t have much of an option but to shop in the local grocery stores. Going into Brooklyn for food shopping is really not a feasible choice for many.
When trying to figure out this costly Lakewood phenomenon I did speak to a an owner of a major kosher food company who also has many children that reside in Lakewood. He was also disturbed by the “Lakewood food price phenomenon”. He informed me that the store owners in Lakewood receive the same pricing as the stores in Brooklyn. He also doesn’t understand why his children can’t enjoy a similar food shopping experience as those in Brooklyn.
If anyone out there with some insight can enlighten me I would sincerely appreciate it. Maybe then when I do my y”t shopping this year it will be a little easier to swallow the cost.
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