The Salt just ran
an interesting two-part
series on whether buying in bulk at the store actually makes
sense. As they write, "For price-conscious and waste-averse
shoppers, the bulk aisle ought to be the go-to spot of any grocery
store. It's where you can buy just as much as you need, with
minimal packaging, while saving money to boot - right?" Actually,
they discovered the answer isn't all that clear-cut.
From an economical viewpoint, depending on the store, buying in
bulk can create a large discount from buying a packaged version of
the same item or it can, in fact, result in a premium over the
package price. However, there are other environmental and practical
factors that can make a difference, especially for specialty items.
Check out the full story