Aldi reclaims cheapest UK supermarket crown

Aldi has reclaimed the title of UK’s cheapest supermarket.

Which? named the German supermarket chain as the UK’s cheapest in November after its previous run of 16 consecutive months was broken by Lidl in October.

The consumer champion found that in October a basket of goods at Lidl came in at £74.58 on average throughout the month, just 17p cheaper than Aldi.

Aldi’s average basket price came in at £76.77 in November, 67p cheaper than Lidl which came in second place.

Asda came in as third cheapest supermarket with an average basket price of £84.42, while Waitrose came in last place for the eight supermarkets surveyed by Which? with an average basket price over £20 higher than Aldi at £97.39.

“Christmas can be an expensive time for everyone, with gifts to buy and families to feed,” said Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi. “We’re thrilled that at such a crucial time Which? has officially named Aldi as the cheapest supermarket demonstrating our commitment to providing our customers with high quality food at everyday low prices.”

Which? recently also named Aldi the cheapest supermarket to buy a Christmas dinner this year. For Christmas dinner items such as turkey, pigs in blankets and Christmas pudding, Aldi was found to be 4p cheaper than Lidl and £18 cheaper than the most expensive supermarket.

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