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Food Prices – Precios de Alimentos: Aug – Ag 2014

This is our third food price index.  We shop around a little bit but in general the stores we buy at have the best prices, discounts, promotions and quality.

In order to offer the most unbiased inflation index the prices of the respective food categories were taken from the same stores.  We have also included a few items from the government “basket”.  These items prices are set by the government.

We would also add that we do all dairy and deli shopping at Carrefour on Mondays and Tuesdays where we earn a 30% credit.  We buy our cooking oil, white flour, yeast and mate at Carrefour with our coupons every month.

Fruit and vegetable prices were taken from “Frutería y Verdulería Ayacucho“.

Bulk, “health” food products prices were taken from “Dietética Tomy“.

Meat prices were taken from “Frigorífico El Santiagueño“.

Dairy and deli prices are a sample of the prices that Carrefour offers.

Eggs were purchased at Coto.

Este es nuestro tercer índice de precios en alimentos.   Comparamos precios y elegimos las tiendas, asi finalmente compramos dónde encontramos: mejores precios, descuentos, promociones y calidad.

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Food Prices – Precios de Alimentos: Jul 2014

This is our second simple food price index.  In order to offer the most unbiased inflation index the prices of the respective food categories were taken from the same stores.  The stores that we took price samples from were the stores with the best prices that we have found in Buenos Aires.

Fruit and vegetable prices were taken from “Frutería y Verdulería Ayacucho“.

Bulk, “health” food products prices were taken from “Diética Tomy“.

Meat prices were taken from “Frigorífico El Santiagueño“.

Dairy and deli prices are a sample of the prices that Carrefour offers.

Eggs were purchased at Coto.

Este es nuestro segundo índice de precios de comidas.    Para poder ofrecer un imparcial indice inflacionario de los diferentes alimentos, éstos precios fueron obtenidos en cada mercado.  Los negocios donde tomamos los precios fueron aquellos dónde encontramos las mejores ofertas. 

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Food Prices – Precios de Alimentos: Jun 2014

This is our first very simple food price index.  In order to offer the most unbiased inflation index the prices of the respective food categories were taken from the same stores.  The stores that we took price samples from were the stores with the best prices that we have found in Buenos Aires.

Fruit and vegetable prices were taken from “Frutería y Verdulería Ayacucho“.

Bulk, “health” food products prices were taken from “Dietética Tomy“.

Meat prices were taken from “Frigorífico El Santiagueño“.

Dairy prices are a sample of the prices that Carrefour offers.

Eggs were purchased at Coto.

Este es nuestro primer y sencillo índice de precios de comidas.    Para poder ofrecer un imparcial indice inflacionario de los diferentes alimentos, éstos precios fueron obtenidos en cada mercado.  Los negocios donde tomamos los precios fueron aquellos dónde encontramos las mejores ofertas. 

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Fruit and Veggie Prices – Precios Verdulería

Ayres Insider Fruit and Vegetable Price Comparison June 18, 2014

This week Ayacucho had better prices and selection – Esta semana Ayacucho tubo buenas selección y mejores precios

This week we compared prices at our regular Frutería y Verdulería Ayacucho with Carrefour and Disco.

The differences in prices were impressive.

The biggest price gap was mushrooms where the price at Ayacucho was $60.00/kg versus Disco’s price of $154.95/kg.

A big surprise was that prices in the government supermarket “basket” are very often more expensive than small sellers; for example tomatoes at Ayacucho cost $14.00/kg whereas the government implemented price at Carrefour and Disco was $29.99/kg.

Ayres Insider Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Argentian 2014

Fresh fruit and vegetables are available all year round in Buenos Aires – Todo el año frutas y verduras frescos

Esta semana comparamos los precios de nuestra habitual Frutería y Verdulería Ayacucho con Carrefour y Disco

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Lacteos Lunes

Sometimes I shop at large retailers such as Walmart or Carrefour.  Although I haven’t seen any hard facts to back up my assertions I will share what I believe to be most large retailers basic strategy.  They sell some products below cost to get you in the door so that they can therefore sell most of their other products at a profit.  This is referred to as a loss leader pricing strategy.  I think their strategy centers around the fact that most people just do not have the time or the inclination to check prices and shop around.

Carrefour

I buy my dairy products at Carrefour on Mondays – “Lacteos Lunes” – where they give customers a coupon for a 30% discount on their next visit.  It is the best deal on dairy that I have found in Buenos Aires so far.