Aldi cheapest UK supermarket in June

Which? has named Aldi as the UK’s cheapest supermarket in June.

Analysis by the consumer champion found that shoppers could save more than £16 on a basket of items at the budget retailer compared to the most expensive supermarket, which was Waitrose.

The organisation compares the average prices of a shop consisting of popular groceries at eight of the UK’s biggest supermarkets on a monthly basis.

In June, a basket of goods cost £75.25 on average across the month, while at Lidl the average basket was £1.93 more expensive at £77.18.

At Waitrose, the average basket of goods was 22 per cent more expensive than at Aldi, costing consumers £91.80.

For a larger trolley of 134 items, including branded items like Andrex toilet paper and Cathedral City Cheese, and not including discounter supermarkets Aldi and Lidl, Asda was the cheapest – a title held since January 2020.

During the month it cost £333.16 on average for this shop, beating the next cheapest, Morrisons by more than £10.

Waitrose was the most expensive again, costing £36.73 or 11 per cent more than Asda.

Which? said that while "some good practice exists" many of the major supermarkets have "not done enough" to support their customers during the cost of living crisis.

“Millions of people are struggling during the worst cost of living crisis in decades, and Which?’s research shows why many shoppers are turning to discounters like Aldi and Lidl,” said Ele Clark, Which? retail editor. “Which? believes that supermarkets are currently falling short when it comes to helping shoppers.

“They have a responsibility to ensure everyone has easy access to basic, affordable food ranges at a store near them, and to provide transparent and comparable pricing so people can easily work out which products offer the best value.”

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