There are plenty of stores in Illinois. Some are very well priced while others are seen as a bit more upper class. with this classism comes big price tags. Today we are taking a look at two of the most overpriced grocery stores in Illinois.

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Most "Overpriced" Grocery Stores

Illinois has countless mainstream stores. Thanks to places like Chicago, many massive chains are seen in Illinois. Two of these chains are on the more expensive side of the spectrum.

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Whole Foods

With 26 locations in Illinois, it is no secret to any of the population that Whole Foods is popular. while being well known we also know that it is one of the most overpriced grocery stores in the country. Reports go on to say,

There’s a reason why Whole Foods is often referred to as “Whole Paycheck.” Since being founded in 1980, Whole Foods has earned a reputation for being one of the most overpriced grocery stores in the country.

You can see the number of stores here.

The Fresh Market

With 4 locations in Illinois, the Fresh Market still has some standings in the great state as well. It is also one of the most overpriced grocery stores in the country. Reports go on to say,

The Fresh Market was founded by Ray and Beverly Berry in 1982 after they took a trip to Europe and were inspired by all the open-air markets. They now have 159 locations in 22 states and are dedicated to offering high-quality groceries.

You can see the number of stores here.

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