Grocery Hunt: Battle of the Liquids – Part Two

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Hello! Welcome to Week 18 of the Grocery Hunt, Manchester Ink Link’s guide to Manchester-area grocery stores.

Each week, we ask our readers to give us five specific grocery items and five separate Manchester-area grocery stores so we could find the prices and availability of those items.

We’re also tracking the prices and availability of each item week by week with the hopes of finding the local grocery store with the best prices and best availability for items that our readers are looking for.

Before we begin, here are some caveats.

  • All prices were checked on Tuesday, May 4 from approximately 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Prices and item availability may change without notice.
  • Items may have been available during the aforementioned time but could not be found. Within this column, all efforts available to an ordinary grocery shopper were made to find the item. If you see an error here, please e-mail a picture of the item and the price tag to andy@manchesterinklink.com
  • Unless asked for a specifically-sized item by a reader, situations where stores have different sizes of the exact same item will be compared by weight or volume. If stores have multiple sizes of that item, the average cost per weight or volume will be used. Averaged prices are rounded to nearest cent.

LaCroix (8 pack)

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – $3.00

Target: 220 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – 3/$10

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – n/a

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – n/a

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – n/a

Cherry Coke Zero (12 pack)

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – $4.98

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – $5.49

Target: 220 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – $5.59

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – $7.49

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – n/a

Tropicana Orange Juice (52 oz.)

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – $3.33

Target: 220 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – $3.69

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – $3.99

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – $3.99

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – n/a

Bud Light (18 pack)

Target: 220 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – $11.99

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – $14.75

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – $14.99

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – $14.99

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – $17.99

Close, but no cigar

Red Bull (37 oz.)

Unfortunately, this size does not exist. The biggest size of Red Bull available is a 20 oz. can.

Number of times when a store had the best price on a particular item (Year-to-Date) (After Week 18)

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – 27

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – 21.33

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – 13.33

Aldi: 1111 S. Willow St., Manchester, NH – 7.5

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – 2

Target: 220 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – 2

Price Rite: 365 Lincoln St., Manchester, NH – 1.5

Hannaford: 7 Kilton Rd, Bedford, NH 03110 – 1.83

Shaw’s: 1328 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett, NH – 1

Hannaford: 140 Bicentennial Dr, Manchester, NH – .5

Bunny’s Superette: 75 Webster St., Manchester, NH – 0

Saigon Asian Market: 476 Union St., Manchester, NH – 0

Whole Foods: 121 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – 0

A Market: 125 Loring St., Manchester, NH – 0

Number of times when a store had a particular item in stock (After Week 18)

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – 66

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – 61

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – 59

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – 33

Target: 220 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – 19

Aldi: 1111 S. Willow St., Manchester, NH – 13

Price Rite: 365 Lincoln St., Manchester, NH – 8

Hannaford: 140 Bicentennial Dr, Manchester, NH – 7

Shaw’s: 1328 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett, NH – 8

Hannaford: 7 Kilton Rd, Bedford, NH 03110 – 3

Whole Foods: 121 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – 2

Bunny’s Superette: 75 Webster St., Manchester, NH – 1

Saigon Asian Market: 476 Union St., Manchester, NH – 0

A Market: 125 Loring St., Manchester, NH – 0

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