Dawna Dennis. Photo by Tania Savayan/lohud
Dawna Dennis knows who she is. She’s a 39-year-old married mother of three girls. They have a dog.
What they don’t have, yet, is one steady grocery store they can call their own. The family moved to Yorktown from Seattle in August but they’ve yet to settle on the store that gives them everything they’re looking for.
Ossining resident Ed Malsberg, 96, no longer drives, but he loves to take the van to the ShopRite in Croton-on-Hudson each week. Tania Savayan reports.
In advance of lohud’s special report, Groceries., our editors posted these videos to Facebook to see what shoppers thought of the grocery landscape in the Lower Hudson Valley. The videos were released daily leading up to the project, and built anticipation on social media and among our lohud readers.
Videos by Tania Savayan/The Journal News
Photojournalist Tania Savayan talked to hundreds of shoppers to get their take on the state of groceries in the Lower Hudson Valley. Here’s her video
As the lohud team conducted more than 75 interviews, they had the chance to gather audio of several of our experts. Take a listen.
We shopped at grocery stores and supermarkets across the Lower Hudson Valley Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, with identical shopping lists. In the absence of store brands, the lowest-priced option was chosen. Here’s what we found: