Aldi was beaten by 43p to the top place as the cheapest UK supermarket.


Aldi was beaten by 43p to the top place as the cheapest UK supermarket.

Consumer group Which? has named the cheapest supermarket in the UK for the month of August. Aldi, the discount supermarket, has been knocked off the top spot by another store.

Every month, the consumer group Which? examines the cost of daily items in supermarkets to determine where buyers might get the best deal. Discount store Aldi has been pushed off the top rank after tracking food purchases over the school summer holidays.

According to the latest pricing comparison from Which?, Lidl was the cheapest supermarket for a basket of 23 essential items during the month of August.

Lidl shoppers would have paid £24.11 on average for a basket of basic items.

This was only 43p cheaper than Aldi, but £9 less than posh Waitrose.

Foods like apples and eggs were compared, as well as branded products like Hovis wholemeal bread.

“The weekly food purchase may have a major influence on customers’ finances, which is why we monitor hundreds of supermarket prices every day,” said Ele Clark, a Which? retail expert.

“According to our research, buyers do not have to pay exorbitant prices for a cart of common items if they shop at Lidl, which was the cheapest supermarket in August.”

The cheapest of the ‘big four’ supermarkets was Asda, with a basket costing just £25.22.

“Shoppers looking to save money on a wider range of branded goods should try buying at Asda, which is more than £21 cheaper than the most expensive supermarket,” Ele added.

Waitrose was the most costly supermarket, with a basket of groceries costing £33.20.

Own-label melon and PG Tips tea bags were among the items with the highest price discrepancies.

The difference in price between Lidl and Waitrose for melon was £1.31, while the difference in price between Lidl and Waitrose for tea bags was £1.25.

Which? analyzed how a larger shop with 82 food items totalled up for consumers wishing to undertake a larger shop.

The original 23 were included, as well as other branded foods including Branston baked beans and Colgate toothpaste.

Because branded items aren’t always available, discounters Aldi and Lidl were left out of this comparison.

To determine which supermarket was the cheapest, the researchers evaluated commodities such as Kenco coffee, Oxo stock cubes, and Twinings English breakfast tea.

According to Which?, Asda was the most affordable. “Brinkwire Summary News.”


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