January 20, 2011

Pricier Products At Whole Foods

Photo Courtesy of Whole Foods
Whole Foods has been on the market since 1980 and is getting pricier every year. In fact Carolyn Malcoun has just wrote a news letter on what to and what not to buy from Whole Foods. What we havn't realized though is that everything there is $1 to $2 more than every other grocery store out there. We could be saving hundreds every year! This could mean a lot to the poor and college students who work for minimum wage. The quality of products must be better than other places right? Not exactly, you can find toothpaste and food for cheaper at other stores such as Walmart. Walmart may be the best place for college students to save money on a vast amount of products that are usually on sale. So we should all look out for coupons hanging under products and discounts to save money.

1 comment:

  1. It's good to see you working towards a succinct argument and though you're headed in the right direction, you're not quite there yet. You make a lot of assumptions. First, a lot of people have realized that Whole Foods is more expensive, that why (as the article says) they call it "Whole paycheck." Also, you don't quite say why Ms. Malcoun suggests certain things to buy and avoid at the store. I know it's to save money, but your reader doesn't.

    And while I'm convinced that you find importance in this issue because of student economics (hence your advice we all go to Wal-Mart), your piece really stops there without going the last step and telling us why the expensiveness of Whole Foods should matter to other people. Your advice that we should all use coupons is hardly new or novel. Instead it seems your larger point has something to do with poverty and Whole Foods vs. Walmart, but we have yet to see your connections.

    Why should other people care about this issue? How would you answer that question?