Budget Blitz: meat prices


Budget Blitz: meat prices

Where to buy Melbourne's BEST and cheapest meat.

There was a time when buying meat automatically meant a trip to the butcher.

With supermarkets getting in on the act these days, many consumers seem happy to pick up their snags and steaks where they do the rest of their shopping.

But it's clear the big supermarket chains haven't won over everybody, with some still preferring to visit their local butcher.

Consumer psychologist Hume Winzar says when it comes to meat purchases, it's often a trade off.

One group of consumers chooses quality regardless of price while the other will buys whatever is cheapest.

So how much so you pay for meat right across Melbourne?

Today Tonight sent researchers to the north, south, east and west of the city to check meat prices in more than 60 different supermarkets and butchers.

The price per kilo was recorded for beef sausages, premium mince, lamb forequarter chops, T-bone steak, skin-on chicken fillets and a leg of lamb.

North

When it comes to price, the local butchers were better in the north.
Overall they were cheaper than Coles, with Safeway averaging the most expensive.

The cheapest price for the meats was at the local butcher's in Greensborough, where it cost $44.64.

The most expensive was Safeway Greensborough, which charged $70.20 for the same meats.

South

Down south on average the local butcher's and the Coles supermarkets both offered the best value.

Bi-Lo was a little more expensive and Safeway charged the most.

The cheapest price was at Coles Cheltenham, charging $44.92. The most expensive was $62.42 at Safeway Frankston.

East

In the East the local butchers once again offered the best value on average.

The local butcher at Keysborough only charged $49.94 for the meat, while Safeway Endeavour Hills wanted $62.42.

West

Out west it was a dead heat between the local butchers and Safeway.
The cheapest was the local butcher at Burnside, at $50.73, while the most expensive was Coles Altona, at $70.94.

Paul Sandercock, from the National Meat Association, says supermarket meat is often more expensive because it's usually heavily packaged.

He adds butchers have responded to competition from supermarkets by driving prices down even though costs are going up.

It seems these days local butchers are focussing their attention on making things more convenient for the cook.

And don't forget that competition between butchers and supermarkets can work to your advantage.

But overall our survey suggests if you want cheaper meats, it seems the local butcher is your best bet.

Shopping at the supermarket can be easier but bear in mind the convenience of one-stop shopping comes at a cost.

REPORTER: Karryn Cooper, Rohan Wenn and Sonia Kruger
BROADCAST DATE: July 28, 2003
http://www.todaytonight.com.au/stories/638714.html



Melbourne Link Budget Blitz: meat prices Link opens in new browser window



0  LOVE IT    Like This Page | Click here to LIKE


Link opens new page Content > View Category | Melbourne | View Mobile Friendly Page

Link opens new page This Page > Update | Edit This Page




Click here to edit / update this page





Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram
See Events in October >
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31


Featured
Once Only Film Event at The Astor
View Once Only Film Event at The Astor
Australian filmmaker, R. Thomas Bradbury, has chosen to screen his film, “Abandoned to Die” ONCE | Read On..


Gangsters and Flappers Ball
View Gangsters and Flappers Ball
Join Pop-Up Events for our annual Gangsters and Flappers Ball...a fabulous evening of 1920's stage | Read On..


Walk for Prems 2016
View Walk for Prems 2016
Enjoy a great family day out at Melbourne’s flagship Walk for Prems event at Albert Park | Read On..


Ladies Love Bier Lunch
View Ladies Love Bier Lunch
Ladies do you love bier? Join us for a bier appreciation afternoon over lunch! With Special | Read On..


The Producers
View The Producers
Waterdale Presents - The Producers The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and | Read On..


Midweek Speed Dating
View Midweek Speed Dating
Brand new events to hit the CBD! Midweek Speed Dating is the most cost effective speed dating | Read On..


Funfields Family Park
View Funfields Family Park
From humble beginnings 30 years ago Funfields has developed into Melbourne’s Favourite Theme Park | Read On..


Ramble Tamble Certified Gold Show
View Ramble Tamble Certified Gold Show
Certified Gold, the ultimate tribute, dinner & show experience featuring the music of both Neil | Read On..


Oktoberfest at Hophaus 2016
View Oktoberfest at Hophaus 2016
Hophaus brings Munich to Melbourne this September for Oktoberfest 2016 or as we like to call it | Read On..


Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
View Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive attractions. Award winning | Read On..


Check Out
Sydney v Western Bulldogs | AFL Grand Final
View Sydney v Western Bulldogs | AFL Grand Final
The 2016 AFL Grand Final will be played on Saturday 1st October 2016 in front of 90,000+ football fans and an estimated 30m television audience | Read On..

Daylight Saving Starts | Melbourne
View Daylight Saving Starts | Melbourne
This is a reminder to turn your clocks FORWARD one hour for the official start of the 2016 daylight saving period | Read On..

This Weekend

Mel's Pick
Books on the Rail
View Books on the Rail
FIND a book on a train, tram or bus? Pick it up and take it home with you! ​ READ it, enjoy | Read On..

Melbourne | World's Most Liveable City
View Melbourne | World's Most Liveable City
Melbourne has been named the world's most liveable city for the 6th year in a row (2016) achieving | Read On..

What's Hot
Trending


Newsletter
Stay in touch | Free weekly newsletter.