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PRICE COMPARISON: Where to find the cheapest groceries if your local Marsh is closing

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jun 15, 2017

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- If you shop at a Marsh, you're either losing your store, or someone else is taking it over, and your monthly grocery bill is about to change.

We visited six stores in central Indiana that sell groceries, including Marsh, to compare prices so the decision of where to shop next is a little easier from your wallet's perspective.

We went to Kroger, Walmart, Aldi, Meijer, Target and Marsh, looked at similar-sized, common, household items and put them in the chart below so you can see which store has which item the cheapest. 

For those of you with Marsh's that were sold to two other companies, note that one of them is a Kroger subsidiary. While we don't know exactly what the prices will be when they take over their 11 stores, you can bet it will be closer in similarity to that of Kroger's below.

MAP | Marsh stores that will close next month after liquidation sales

It may come as no surprise that Aldi's prices were the cheapest on the list overall. The store was recently named the cheapest grocery store in the country by Money & Career, but Walmart wasn't far behind it.

If you've been a loyal Marsh customer over the years, you may find yourself with some savings at your new grocery store. Marsh had the highest grocery prices out of all six stores - and by a significantly large margin. A trip to Marsh cost almost $20 more than it would at Aldi.

Kroger and Target are comparable in the mid-range of cost and Meijer has the second highest everyday prices.

Check out the full comparison chart below.

(Prices below were taken from the everyday price of the generic or store brand of the same or similar sizes. If the size of the product varies from the rest, it is noted next to the product price.)

The above prices were all taken from the following locations on May 15 & 16, 2017:

  • Kroger: 172 W Logan Street, Noblesville
  • Marsh: 14450 Mundy Drive, Noblesville
  • Walmart: 16865 Clover Road, Noblesville
  • Aldi: 16971 Clover Road, Noblesville
  • Meijer:17000 Mercantile Blvd, Noblesville
  • Target: 11750 Commercial Drive, Fishers

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The following apps allow you to clip coupons for the stores above:

The following apps will give you cash back after your purchase:

Other store savings apps (not necessarily for groceries) include: