The country’s cheapest supermarket has been unveiled after a new reports by Which? found out who was the best bang for your buck.
People are needing their money to stretch even further as the coronavirus pandemic hits many of us deep in our pockets as thousands lose their jobs.
It was recently revealed that the country was officially in a recession due to economic decline thanks to the long lockdown we experienced previously in the year.
So when we are looking to save money at certain supermarkets, it’s important to find out who offers us the best value – so Which? decided to find out who was the best.
The Which? report looked at prices for 31 days to reveal the cheapest grocer over the summer holiday period.
The report looked at the prices of semi-skimmed milk, free-range eggs, Hovis wholemeal bread and Knorr vegetable stock pots to work out which supermarket was the cheapest, on average, across the month.
The shopping list combined branded items, such as Kenco Millicano coffee, and Twinings English breakfast tea, with own-label products including pasta, lettuce and milk.
It found a significant difference between the cheapest supermarket, where a trolley of goods would have cost £66.45, and the priciest, where you would have paid £105.25.
The cheapest supermarket in August was Aldi, where a trolley of groceries would have set households back £66.45.
Lidl was just behind with the same items adding up to £67.17.
Asda was the cheapest ‘big four’ supermarket, with a basket of goods rolling in at £74.12.
Upmarket Waitrose was £38 more expensive than Aldi at £105.25 for the same items.
Which? also compared a trolley of 165 items (the original 74 items, plus 91 more) to reveal the cheapest grocer for a super-sized shop.
This included a selection of branded items, such as Branston baked beans and Flash cleaning spray, not typically available all year round from the discounters.
Asda, at £256.31, was by far the cheapest supermarket – costing £15.41 less than its nearest rival Tesco.
Compared with priciest supermarket Waitrose (£322.87), Asda shoppers could have saved an eye-watering £66.55.
Cheapest and most expensive supermarkets for a 74-item shop