The cheapest supermarket for February 2021 has been revealed in the latest monthly Which? price comparison.
Prices were compared for a basket of 19 essential items from across the UK’s most popular supermarkets.
Lidl’s basket of items including apples, eggs and Hovis bread cost £8 less than the priciest store, reports The Mirror.
Consumer group Which? found on average, shoppers would have paid £19.13 at Lidl, which narrowly beat rival discounter Aldi by just 25p.
Meanwhile, Waitrose was over £8 more expensive than Lidl for the same trolley of items.
How the supermarkets scored
Below is how much customers spent on an average shopping basket of goods last month.
- Lidl – £19.13
- Aldi – £19.38
- Asda – £21
- Tesco – £22.44
- Morrisons – £22.91
- Sainsbury’s – £22.06
- Ocado – £24.79
- Waitrose – £27.44
Lidl came out cheapest overall at just £19.13, while Asda was the cheapest Big Four supermarket, rolling in at £21 exactly.
At the other end of the scale, upmarket Waitrose was over £8 more expensive than Lidl, at £27.44.
Which? also compared a shopping trolley packed with 85 items – the original 19 plus 66 more across the Big Four plus Waitrose and Ocado.
This included a greater selection of branded items, such as Branston baked beans and Kleenex tissues, that aren’t always available at Aldi and Lidl.
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The shopping list combined branded items, such as Kenco Millicano coffee, Oxo stock cubes and Twinings English breakfast tea, with own-label products including onions, tomatoes and milk.
Asda, at £160.89, claimed the top spot – charging shoppers £17.90 less than the most expensive supermarket, Waitrose.
Grocery prices at Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco were similar, with just over £4 separating the three supermarkets.
Cheapest Big Four grocer in February
The comparison of 85 items also included Ocado and Waitrose.
- Asda – £160.89
- Sainsbury’s – £167.03
- Morrisons – £167.51
- Tesco – £171.83
- Ocado – £175.40
- Waitrose – £178.79