A New World fan writes

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Your con­clu­sion that ‘‘Pak’nSave tops mar­ket sur­vey’’ (Au­gust 6) is only par­tially true.

A skim read of the list of items you checked and their prices shows that high­est and low­est prices vary sig­nif­i­cantly, so that the com­par­a­tive to­tals aren’t that rel­e­vant.

In Porirua we have a big choice of where to shop and my ex­pe­ri­ence as a pur­chaser of veg­e­tar­ian and healthy choice items is that th­ese are more ex­pen­sive at Pak’nSave, or they aren’t avail­able at all, and then there is the has­sle of the enor­mous queues.

Porirua New World is well­stocked, has good spe­cials and the counter ser­vice is very quick.

Cer­tainly not ev­ery­one can af­ford to pur­chase non-stan­dard items, but even in your sur­vey the jam and choco­late are a mite cheaper at New World than Pak’nSave, and the peas and milk are only a few cents apart.

What your sur­vey tells us is that we can only judge su­per­mar­ket prices by com­par­ing

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