Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Thika Shopping Basket : The cheapest supermarket is ....



As promised in our earlier review of supermarkets in Thika, Thika Live will conduct a weekly research on the prices offered in these supermarkets. This feature is meant to help consumers understand which supermarkets are pocket friendly and which ones are most expensive. In descending order from the cheapest to the most expensive, the supermarkets rank as follows
Kassmatt
Maguna Andu
Tuskys
Leens
Mathai
 

MATHAI
MAGUNA ANDU
LEENS
KASSMATT
TUSKYS
Soko Maize meal 2kg
116
116
112
115
113
Ndume Bar soap 700g
80
85
80
78
79
Kasuku 500g
120
119
120
119
123
Mumias Sugar 2kg
250
235
244
238
235
Omo 500g
115
109
115
113
115
Kensalt 1kg
26
25
24
25
24
SupaLoaf Bread 400g
47
46
46
46
46
  Total
754
735
741
734
735

As seen in the above table, the most expensive supermarket in Thika as of yesterday at 4.00 P.M, in reference to the goods featured is Mathai Supermarket. Contrary to what most of us might have expected, Tuskys is not as expensive. In fact, it is in second place in matters of cheapness together with Maguna Andu Supermarket. Leens comes in fourth with a consumer having to spend 741/= if they were to shop for the above goods.
Further analysis into this shopping basket reveals that there is a 20/= difference between Mathai, the most expensive and the Kassmatt, the cheapest in the list.
We would like you to specifically look at the  Mumias 2kg Sugar  prices for these supermarkets and note the difference. Maguna Andu, Tuskys and Kassmatt sugar prices range in the 230’s. Leens is selling its sugar at 244/=. On the other hand, Mathai is selling the same pack of sugar at 250/=. 15/=shillings higher than Maguna Andu and Tuskys. The question then comes up, Why is there such a difference in the same pack of sugar???
While shopping, these are the kinds of questions we must ask ourselves. With this analysis, you now have a better picture of where to shop when in Thika!
The goods presented in this first edition are chosen by the administrators of Thika Live and are deemed the most common in consumers’ shopping baskets. However, we would love to hear from you on what goods you would like featured in our next editions. Please send in your comments here on the blog and on our Facebook Page and we shall answer your questions.
Happy Shopping
NB:All prices are in Ksh
The prices indicated here are as of 10/07/2012 at 4.00 p.m.

5 comments:

  1. afadhali kassmat

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  2. Hata kama tunafinyananga kassmart...it still remains the best..thanks thika live

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  3. But all in all, Thika Supermarkets do well than our capital city

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  4. You should visit Nairobi supermarkets especially Tuskys..the queues are very long..Thika is completly different

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  5. I have loved Leens since it was just a shop. I also like Tuskys due to the variety and how well everything is arranged. The shop floor is very appealing to the eye.

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