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2023 Author: Gabrielle Mercer | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 12:25
Deodorants, shampoos and toothpastes are also offered in the supermarket. But customers in the drugstore would often pay 40 percent less for the same products!
It is practical if you can get tampons, deodorant and hair shampoo when shopping for groceries. In most supermarkets there are at least the most necessary drugstore products, which then end up in the shopping mall with bread and sausage. But are they just as cheap as they are practical? The Association for Consumer Information (VKI) has carried out a price comparison for 60 hygiene and cleaning items that are offered in both drugstores and supermarkets. The result: Customers in the supermarket often have to pay significantly more for the same products (skin creams, diapers, dishwashing detergent, etc.) than in the drugstore!
"Some products are up to 114 percent more expensive in the supermarket than in the drugstore!"
The prices of a total of 60 randomly selected items were recorded, which are available from Billa, Merkur and Spar as well as from BIPA, dm and Müller. If you compare the pricing according to the criteria of market size, structure, taxes, transport and personnel costs, the products should cost roughly the same.
The price comparison shows a really surprising result: To buy our 60 items in the supermarket, customers have to pay up to 44 percent more than in the drugstore.
Example: Nivea skin cream (400 ml)
A good example of significant price differences between supermarket and drugstore was a skin cream from Nivea in the current survey: the 400ml jar cost 3.95 euros at dm, while Merkur and Billa cost 6.99 euros. At Interspar, the price was even 7.39 euros. For the same amount of skin cream, this results in a difference of 77 and 87 percent, respectively.
The result shows us clearly: Often times, going to the drugstore around the corner really pays off!