A price comparison was completed between grocery stores in Cookeville. The generic brand was selected when doing the cost analysis. Aldi had the cheapest groceries followed by Walmart, Dollar General Market, Kroger, Food Lion, Save-A-Lot, Spring Street Supermarket, IGA, and Publix. Aldi, Walmart, Kroger, and Publix had the best quality items and variety. The produce sections with the most variety were found at Publix, Kroger, and Food Lion.
422 S Jefferson Ave
Aldi offers in person shopping and delivery. Orders can be placed online at shop.aldi.us and they must reach a minimum of $10. Aldi also has a free app where you can view weekly ads and make a shopping list. It is more convenient to place orders on a computer than on your phone. If you have the app open, you can select grocery delivery & curbside pickup, however, it will take you out of the app to their webpage. Aldi does not offer free grocery bags, so it would be smart to bring your own. You can purchase bags inexpensively if you forget your reusable ones. Bring a quarter to use a shopping cart as well. This is Aldi’s way of saving you money!
Dollar General Market
185 S Jefferson Ave
Dollar General Market offers in person shopping only. However, you can order non-perishable items at dollargeneral.com. You can create a free account to access coupons.
1245 E Spring St
377 W Jackson St
Food Lion offers in person shopping only in Cookeville. They have a free app that allows you to search products, weekly ads, and clip coupons. If you create an account online at foodlion.com or through the app, you will get access to an MVP card which gives further savings on certain products. Additionally, you can view recipes and create a shopping list through the app.
1010 N Washington Ave
IGA offers in person shopping only. You can create a free account online at iga.com or through their app. There you can view products, weekly ads, and clip coupons. Online you can clip coupons and then enter the phone number associated with your account or scan your virtual card at checkout to redeem them.
445 S Jefferson Ave
Kroger offers in person shopping or curbside pick-up. They currently do not offer delivery. You can sign-up for a free account online at Kroger.com or through their app. You can view products, weekly ads, clip coupons, and shop all from the app. Additionally, you can access your “my plus card” from the app to get further savings. You can earn fuel rewards by shopping at Kroger. Every $1 you spend earns you 1 fuel point, and you can save 10¢ per gallon for every 100 points redeemed.
1265 Interstate Dr
Publix offers in person shopping, in-store pickup, curbside pickup, and delivery. You can sign up for a free account online at publix.com or through their app. You can view products, weekly ads, clip digital coupons, and order groceries through the app.
116 S Willow Ave
Save-A-Lot offers in store shopping only. You can view weekly ads at savealot.com.
Spring Street Supermarket
215 W Spring St
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8AM-7PM
Spring Street Market offers in store shopping only. You can view weekly ads and store information at springstmkt.com.
768 S Jefferson Ave
Walmart offers in store shopping and curbside pickup. You can view and order products and reserve a pickup times through the free app.