Supermarket price test pits UK’s big six against each other to find cheapest

The UK’s cheapest supermarket has been chosen.

Every month consumer experts at Which? find out which supermarkets, including Aldi, Lidl and the six biggest grocers, offer best value for money.

This is great news for those who want to get the best deals – because you’ll save a lot of money.

Using an independent price comparison site, Which? calculated the average price, including special offers but not multi buys, for each item.

The report looked at the prices for standard household items, including semi-skimmed milk, free-range eggs, Hovis wholemeal bread and Knorr vegetable stock pots.

It also combined branded items such as Kenko Millicano coffee, with own-label products including pasta and lettuce.

They then worked out the individual average together, coming up for an overall price for the trolley at each shop for the month of August 2020.

The cheapest supermarket in the UK in August was Aldi – where a trolley full of groceries would cost you £66.45.

The most expensive supermarket was Waitrose, where the same groceries would set you back £105.25.

Here are the results

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  1. Aldi – £66.45
  2. Lidl – £67.17
  3. Asda – £74.12
  4. Tesco – £82.11
  5. Morrisons – £84.73
  6. Sainsbury's – £87.45
  7. Ocado – £100.16
  8. Waitrose – £105.25

So Aldi managed to bag the crown as the UK’s cheapest supermarket last month.

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi, said: "We know that this is a difficult time for many and so we are incredibly proud to have maintained our position as the UK’s cheapest supermarket.

"We remain wholly committed to continuing to provide our customers with the best value products of any supermarket."

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