Aldi cheapest supermarket in February

Aldi has been named by Which? as the UK’s cheapest supermarket in February.

The consumer champion revealed that shoppers could save nearly £22 on a basket of items at the budget supermarket compared to the most expensive stores.

Which? compares the prices of a shop made up of 43 popular groceries at eight of the UK’s biggest supermarkets on a monthly basis.

Last month at Aldi a basket of goods was worth £74.81 on average, while the same shop at Waitrose came to £96.59.

“The cost-of-living crisis has seen food and drink prices put huge pressure on household budgets,” said Reena Sewraz, Which? retail editor. “It is no surprise to see many people turning to discounters like Aldi when our research shows they could save up to £22 on a typical shop.”

Sewraz said that while prices are generally going up, some supermarkets are much more expensive than others.

In another analysis, Which? compared the cost of a larger trolley of 139 items – the original 43, plus 96 more.

These items included a larger number of branded items, such as Andrex toilet paper and Cathedral City cheese, and did not include discounter supermarkets Aldi and Lidl, given that they do not always stock some of these products.

Asda was the cheapest supermarket brand for the larger trolley and has continued to be the least expensive of the bigger chains since January 2020.

In February, it cost £355.29 for this shop, beating the next cheapest, Sainsbury’s by £3.48.

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