Whole Foods has a recession-fighting idea that ought to work for other retailers. Called “Value Shopping Tips, Tours and Top Sellers,” it is a program designed to help customers find deals throughout Whole Foods stores, which aren’t known for value pricing.
Selected Whole Foods stores are conducting tours where an employee takes interested customers through the store, showing them value items including in-store specials and bargains.
And, the grocer offers these tips for customers looking to save some grocery money:
1. Shop the specials. Each store has weekly and bi-weekly specials, which can be found online and in store flyers.
2. Shop the seasons. Peak of the season fruits and vegetables cost less.
3. Look for store brands. Always less expensive.
4. Buy big. Buy in quantity when you find a bargain, then freeze part of it.
5. Get bulky. Bulk grocery bins can be more economical.
And, finally, Whole Foods notes which items in its 365 Everyday Value line are most popular.