Lidl beats Aldi as cheapest UK supermarket after 16-month run

Lidl has taken over Aldi as Britain’s cheapest supermarket, according to Which? research.

Aldi previously held the position of the least expensive supermarket in the UK for 16 months in a row.

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

Asda remains the cheapest supermarket for a larger trolley of items, while Waitrose is the most expensive.

“We are seeing growing numbers of new customers coming to us and are now the third biggest supermarket in London, as well as the fastest growing supermarket in the whole of the UK," said Ryan McDonell, Lidl GB chief executive, quoting figures from Kantar.

The news comes as Lidl announces it has secured planning permission for a new warehouse based in Leeds.

The budget supermarket said that the new regional distribution centre will further strengthen its infrastructure across the country.

It added that the new site, which follows the opening of Luton-based distribution centre in September, would create hundreds of new jobs for the community of Leeds.

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