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DLCA FOOD BASKET SURVEY FOR JANUARY

Here are the results of last month's convenience store Food Basket Survey from the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.
Two stores were surveyed on St. Thomas: Marina Market and B & P Market. The survey was done of 18 items. Marina Market had the cheaper aggregate price of $36.08 while B&P Market had a total of $43.88.
The release from DLCA said there were stark differences in prices at the two stores. They gave some examples — 32 ounces of Evercane sugar cost $1.39 at Marina Market. The same product at B&C cost $2.89.
The other example given was an eight ounce can of Star Kist tuna fish sells for $0.99 at Marina Market while B&P sells the same item for $2.29.
DCLA urges consumers to shop around for the best buys, use coupons, try generic brands and make good use of their monthly food survey.
For more information call the Division of Consumer Protection Services at 774-3130 on St. Thomas.

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Here are the results of last month's convenience store Food Basket Survey from the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.
Two stores were surveyed on St. Thomas: Marina Market and B & P Market. The survey was done of 18 items. Marina Market had the cheaper aggregate price of $36.08 while B&P Market had a total of $43.88.
The release from DLCA said there were stark differences in prices at the two stores. They gave some examples — 32 ounces of Evercane sugar cost $1.39 at Marina Market. The same product at B&C cost $2.89.
The other example given was an eight ounce can of Star Kist tuna fish sells for $0.99 at Marina Market while B&P sells the same item for $2.29.
DCLA urges consumers to shop around for the best buys, use coupons, try generic brands and make good use of their monthly food survey.
For more information call the Division of Consumer Protection Services at 774-3130 on St. Thomas.