Aldi was the cheapest supermarket in June, according to the latest monthly analysis from Which?. We compared prices for a basket of 18 items. On average, shoppers would have paid £21.61 at Aldi, which beat fellow discounter Lidl by just 20p. Meanwhile, the most expensive supermarket was almost £7 pricier than Aldi for an equivalent trolley of groceries. Here, we reveal the month’s most expensive as well as cheapest supermarkets.
Cheapest supermarket for a basket of groceries
Every day throughout June we checked the prices of 18 items, including own-brand products such as apples and eggs as well as branded goods such as Hovis wholemeal bread, to see how the UK’s biggest supermarket chains compared. Here’s how much our trolley cost on average:
Aldi (Aldi.co.uk) came out cheapest overall at just £21.61. Asda (Asda.com) was the cheapest ‘big four’ supermarket, with our basket costing £21.99.
At the other end of the scale, Waitrose was almost £7 more expensive than Aldi, at £28.59 – that’s 32% more.
Groceries with some of the biggest price differences included own-label large free-range eggs, which had a difference of £1.06 between Aldi and Waitrose, and own-label chicken drumsticks, which had a difference of 85p.
Of course, price is just one factor when you’re deciding which supermarket to shop at. We also survey shoppers on their experiences of supermarkets’ product quality, customer service, store experience, online deliveries and a range of other factors to reveal the best and worst supermarkets each year.
How do bigger shopping lists compare?
We also compared a shopping trolley packed with 76 items (the original 18 plus 58 more). This included a greater selection of branded items, such as Branston baked beans and Colgate toothpaste, that aren’t always ...
This news section brings together positive articles about the high street from other websites, other contributions include guest writers and blogs written by businesses. Some individual articles have a read more button which will link you to continue reading on the original sources website. If there's a problem with this page Report it here