When it comes to getting your groceries, the dollar amount can really add up. By the time you get to the register, man oh man it can get expensive. Thankfully here in Rockford, we have 3 of the top 7 CHEAPEST grocery stores. MONEY

According to USDA food prices are growing at a slower pace than last year, that's a good thing for all of us. This saves you some cash when you take a trip to the grocery store. But...which grocery store you go to, has a lot to do with it as well.

MarketForce Information's 2023 U.S. Grocery Benchmark has provided us with a list of the Top 7 Cheapest Grocery Stores in America. We have 3 of them, right here in Rockford! So let's take a look at these 3 and the impact they can have on your wallet.

7. Costco - 75% of survey respondents said Costco offers value for your money. With nearly 600 locations across the country, and one in Love Park, Costco allows you to save money with your bulk purchases.

2. Woodman's Markets - 88% of survey respondents said Woodman's Markets offers value for your money. Woodman's has a total of 19 locations, only in 2 states. In 1921, John Woodman opened the first Woodman's grocery store in Wisconsin...and yes, they are all employee owned.

1. Aldi - 90% of survey respondents said ALDI offers value for your money. Aldi has 2300 over a total of 39 states. Aldi is the #1 cheapest grocery store in America.

"One of the cheapest grocery stores in the U.S. right now is ALDI, which has seen a steady increase in popularity in recent years. Many diehard fans enjoy the quality and exclusivity of most of ALDI's products, including the ever-changing seasonal items lineup." - Jake Hill, CEO of the personal finance website DebtHammer



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