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Offline dellavecchia

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Cento Certified Price Increase
« on: February 15, 2013, 03:12:35 PM »
Cento Certified went from $3.79 to $5.29 a can in my local supermarket. Anyone else see this huge price increase? I am not happy, but it cements my decision to just use Cento Italian.

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 03:28:17 PM »
I had not noticed an increase, but I'll look tomorrow when I go to the store. It's been a long tiome since I used anything besides the Cento Italian on a NP pie.
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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 03:44:31 PM »
Prices on those things are all over the place in my area, I'll snoop around next time I shop. I've found a place that I shop at often that carries Stanislaus Alta Cucina's in the #10 cans for around $6. Can't beat that price or those tomatoes.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 04:53:15 PM »
$3.88 at the store by my house.
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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 07:23:39 PM »
$2.98 at Publix here in Orlando

Walmart is $3.59

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 07:25:31 PM »
Wow - what the hell happened over here? I am going to call the distributor.

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 12:09:10 PM »
At the local high end supermarket near me, the Cento Certified San Marzano tomatoes are on sale at the moment, at $4.29, down from $4.99. The Cento Italan Style tomatoes are also on sale, at $2.19, down from $2.59.

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 05:07:44 PM »
NC Walmart....still $4.29 a can.
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 07:16:35 PM »
Hannaford Market, Voorheesville, NY......Cento certified San Marzano's, $3.39 a can. Cento Italian tomatoes, 35 oz can, $2.19 a can.

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 10:10:32 PM »
peapod delivery price for Stop & Shop in CT  $5.29   -  I'll check the store next time I go in



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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 06:15:51 PM »
Walmart, Glenmont, NY....$3.48

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 07:24:39 PM »
HUGE price increase at Publix here in Orlando.  Was previously $2.89 per can.  It's now $2.99 per can.  Woooooo  $0.10 per can.  LOL

I stocked up and bought 8 cans!   :-D

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 07:31:45 AM »
HUGE price increase at Publix here in Orlando.  Was previously $2.89 per can.  It's now $2.99 per can.  Woooooo  $0.10 per can.  LOL

I stocked up and bought 8 cans!   :-D

That is seriously unbelievable, that a can which costs $5.29 here in Boston is $2.99 in Orlando.

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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 02:25:50 PM »
So I guess it is up to the store itself to price the can. Here is the information I got back from Cento:

Dear Valued Customer,
 
Thank you for your interest in our Cento Certified San Marzano.  We have located some of the following Cento retailers in your area:
 
Roche Bros
150 West Central Road
Natick, MA  01760
508-655-5540
www.rochebros.com
 
Please Note: the product can be found at Roche Bros. For under $4.00 (might be around  $3.59)
 
We suggest you contact the retailer in advance to make sure the exact product you are looking for is available.
 
Also, you can visit www.fineproductsinternational.com for a complete collection of Cento items available for sale.  If you do not see an item you are interested in, please contact inform@fineproductsinternational.com.
 
We appreciate your interest in our products and thank you for supporting Cento Fine Foods.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 04:04:34 PM »
So I guess it is up to the store itself to price the can.

This is virtually always the case in retail grocery. In some very limited cases (and a lot of stuff happening on the back side), the manufacturer can get away with printing the price on the package, but it is far from common.
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2013, 08:41:49 PM »
I stopped buying Cento Certified after i tried Wegmans certified SM brand. Its way better and at the time was $2.99 a can. Not sure the price now because ive been using classico crushed @ $1.58 a can for practically everything that requires tomato sauce. And just add fresh roma tomatoes that i usually get between $0.49 - $0.99 cents/lb at local farmers markets.

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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2013, 08:48:31 PM »
Local Walmart has gone from $1.28 to $1.98 for Classico crushed in the last 2 months.  :o
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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2013, 08:52:53 PM »
Price might also be based on port of entry and proximity of your grocery store to the distributor warehouse?

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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 09:00:11 PM »
Price might also be based on port of entry and proximity of your grocery store to the distributor warehouse?
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Re: Cento Certified Price Increase
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2013, 11:24:20 PM »
Price might also be based on port of entry and proximity of your grocery store to the distributor warehouse?

It's typically FOB and bracketed pricing based on volume. If you zone price, you probably limit yourself to being a regional competitor and piss off the large customers. A company like Cento will have product staged at various warehouses around the country, and freight can move on rail so inexpensively, it doesn't matter where it lands in port. Even if it cost an extra $1000 when it gets on a truck, that doesn't add up to a whole lot when you amortize it across 36,000lbs of cans. You can always take it out of the marketing funds built into the price if you have to.
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