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27th March, 2019

How does the Co-op stack up against its competitors price-wise?

Most certified organic fruit and vegetables are cheaper at the Co-op than local supermarkets.

With three major supermarkets, a new bulk food store and the Co-op in town, Katoomba shoppers are spoilt for choice. So we’re making it a little easier to compare apples with apples and find the best deal on fresh produce, bulk goods and staples with this price comparison table.

Download this table as a pdf

When assessing the table important factors to consider include the Co-op’s pricing on fresh fruit and veg. We keep our mark-up to a minimum to make produce more affordable for members. And we prioritise local and bulk products which ensures provenance and reduced or nil packaging.

There’s no denying organic food can be expensive, but if you buy what’s in season and local you can save.

You will note our organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil is more expensive than the two major supermarkets. This is due to the high quality of our product and suppliers. Rosnay olive oil is produced in Canowindra, 200 kilometres west of Katoomba, by the Statham family. The Stathams grow olives, grapes and figs using biodynamic principles. They also developed a community of certified organic farms in Canowindra to regenerate degraded land and assist the sustainability and harmony of a number of small growers.

Our other organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil is from Toscana in the Grampians region of Victoria. Established in 1943, this award-winning family owned business values quality over quantity and is one of Australia’s oldest olive groves.

These oils are also sold in bulk, something the supermarkets don’t do.

Prices are current as at Wednesday March 27.

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