Iowa only has 2 Supermarkets on the list of the 7 Cheapest Grocery Stores in the United States.

There are lots of Grocery Stores across Iowa. Some are more focused on convenience while others tend to concentrate on pricing.

If you are looking for the least expensive groceries in Iowa you may want to search out the only 2 stores that made it on the list of the "7 Cheapest Grocery Stores in the U.S."

According to U.S. News of the 7 Cheapest Grocery Stores in the United States, these are the only 2 that have locations in Iowa...

Aldi Stores-Getty Images
Aldi Stores-Getty Images
loading... a German-born discount grocer powerhouse focused on controlling costs via private labels, limited selection, and a bare-bones shopping experience to enable extreme value pricing.

Aldi Facts...

  • Founded in 1961 by brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht in Germany.
  • Operates over 10,000 stores worldwide.
  • Known for its discount, no-frills approach to grocery shopping.
  • Focuses primarily on house brands to keep prices extremely low.
  • Over 2,000 Aldi locations are currently in 36 U.S. states.
  • Does not provide shopping bags or accept manufacturer coupons.
  • Requires customers to pay a quarter deposit to access a shopping cart.
  • 90% of products sold are under Aldi's own private labels.
  • Limited selection with only 4-5 options on average per grocery item.
Costco Iowa-Getty Images
Costco Iowa-Getty Images

Costco...revolutionized big-box discount shopping via a member-based model that offers customers extensive product categories paired with highly competitive pricing.

Costco Facts...

  • Founded in 1976 in San Diego, California.
  • Operates over 800 warehouse club retail stores worldwide.
  • Pioneered the membership-based warehouse store model.
  • Requires an annual membership fee from customers to shop.
  • Features a wide assortment of merchandise including groceries, appliances, clothes, and electronics.
  • Known for carrying name brands as well as Kirkland private label.
    Stores average around 145,000 square feet.
  • Ranked as one of the largest retailers globally by revenue
Iowa Boasts 2 Of America's Most Affordable Grocery Stores-Getty Thinkstock
Iowa Boasts 2 Of America's Most Affordable Grocery Stores-Getty Thinkstock

This is the full list of the 7 Cheapest Grocery Stores in the United States according to U.S. News ...

  1. Aldi
  2. Woodman's Markets
  3. WinCo Foods
  4. Lidl
  5. Market Basket
  6. Grocery Outlet
  7. Costco

Iowa Palmer Company's Twin Bing Products

Can you even really claim to live in this part of the country if you've never had a Twin Bing?


"It consists of two round, chewy, cherry-flavored nougats coated with a mixture of chopped peanuts and chocolate. The Twin Bing was introduced in the 1960s," -Wikipedia

Not only has the TB been a staple of the Sioux Empire for over half a decade, but the makers of the classic candy have also infused the unique cherry and chocolate flavor into lots of other things.

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis

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