I have a grocery spreadsheet that I use to keep track of which stores carry the products that we need…I am currently balancing 3 major grocery chains plus our Co-Op for all of OUR needs.
The way that I use it is this…
1) There are column header areas that I put my personal grocery store names into.
2) I mark an “x” in the box for the food item & corresponding store column so that I know which stores are carrying the item.
I keep a Master list on file.
3) I use a copy of the Master list on my refrigerator to keep track as I run out of groceries…there is a column to the left of the food items that I use to mark quantity that I need.
It is a bit timely compiling the original list, but saves a lot of time & gas trying to drive from store to store to track items down. As always, we post what works for our families and hope that it can help yours too.