A Safeway customer browses in the fruit and vegetable section at Safeway in Livermore, Calif.
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December 6, 2013 That difference translates to about $550 a year, according to a new meta-analysis of studies evaluating the retail costs of food, grouped by healthfulness. It's chump change for middle-class eaters, but a big gap for low-income families. Researchers say that's a problem that can be solved.
Buying bulk foods isn't always cost effective.
April 13, 2012 Some foods are much cheaper in the bulk aisle, but a handful — like nuts and seeds — are more expensive. But regardless of cost, bulk purchases reduce the use of packaging.
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