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18 July 2012
UAE retail giant LuLu has emerged as the most affordable among a sample of Dubai supermarkets, according to a price comparison of staple foods and household items. The rankings, which compare a basket of food and other household products at seven stores, showed LuLu offered the best value for money, followed by Geant.
The Al Barsha branch of the retailer, which operates 104 stores across the Gulf, including ten in Dubai, charged AED16 less than the most expensive store for the same ten items, which included Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Colgate toothpaste and Head & Shoulders shampoo.
The total bill at LuLu came to AED86.65 (US$23.6), compared to AED103.70 at Choithram’s in Umm Suqeim, which was the priciest of the seven stores. The third cheapest store was Carrefour’s Dubai Marina branch in Silverene Tower, which charged a total of AED95.10, followed by Al Maya in Marina Promenade (AED98.80) and the Marina Mall branch of Waitrose (AED101.45). Spinneys in Marina Walk ranked the sixth most expensive supermarket in the emirate with a total bill of AED102.40.
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