Lidl named Britain’s cheapest supermarket in 2020

Lidl has beaten Aldi to be named the cheapest supermarket in 2020.

Which? tracked the price of 45 popular branded and own-label products, including Hovis bread, Knorr stock cubes, and free-range eggs, across eight major supermarkets for 100 days between January and December last year.

The consumer choice business calculated the average price for each item over the year and the total average cost of all 45 items.

Lidl was the cheapest at £42.67 on average per basket, with Aldi not far behind at £43.01.

Asda was the third-cheapest supermarket with the same basket of items costing £48.71 on average.

Waitrose was the most expensive supermarket in 2020, with the average cost being £68.69, around 60 per cent more expensive than the shop at Lidl.

The eight major supermarkets in order from cheapest to most expensive:

1. Lidl – £42.67
2. Aldi – £43.01
3. Asda – £48.71
4. Tesco – £53.30
5. Morrisons – £53.61
6. Sainsbury’s – £56.38
7. Ocado – £66.83
8. Waitrose – £68.69


“Many households have been under financial pressure due to the pandemic, so getting value for money on their weekly shop has become more important than ever. Our analysis shows that customers do not have pay over the odds for their groceries,” said Natalie Hitchins, head of home products and services at Which? “Customers looking to save money this new year and cut down on the cost of their weekly shop should consider shopping around for the best prices.”

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