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Asda is the UK's cheapest supermarket


Asda is the CHEAPEST supermarket in the UK: the B-basket of 43 daily groceries costs £ 130.36 at retailers – while Morrisons and Tesco are more expensive than Waitrose

  • In September, the Alertr team tracked items from the state consumer price index "shopping basket" over a period of five weeks
  • Tesco was the most expensive last month but fell to fifth price
  • Followed by Morrisons, while Ocado was the most expensive business overall
  • Asda was revealed to be the cheapest supermarket after the investigation

Asda has retained its title as the most cost-effective option for UK consumers looking to keep food costs down for the fifth consecutive year after the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research.

Alertr – an online price tracking website that monitors price increases and decreases in seven major UK supermarkets – also found that Tesco and Morrisons were more expensive than Waitrose

The results were obtained by carefully tracking how each online retailer rated the 43 items listed in the government's Consumer Price Index shopping basket on a weekly basis – including eggs, milk and bread, and non-perishable items like pasta, rice and cereal.

The results showed that Asda was the cheapest for three of the five weeks, with Iceland taking the top spot in the last two weeks of September.

Research by Alertr found that for the fifth year in a row, Asda retains its title as the most affordable option for UK consumers looking to keep food costs down in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In picture six of the seven analyzed supermarkets

Even if Iceland's average cart cost was £ 2.09 cheaper than last month, Asda still took the grand crown, even though the average grand was up 0.20 pence from August.

On the other side of the spectrum, Tesco was crowned September's most expensive supermarket but has now been knocked down by Ocado by a pen or two, giving an average cart of £ 151.24, £ 3.31 more than last month and £ 11 , 60 more than Tesco.

Ocado was sold from the same or similar pasta for the first and second weeks, but that didn't affect pricing as it was still the most expensive of all seven retailers.

Beers (San Miguel Premium Lager 440 ml) have seen the most consistent price fluctuations among retailers. The first week the price in Asda was £ 5.50, but by the third week the price had fallen to £ 4.60.

Asda is Britain's cheapest supermarket: a shopping basket with 43 typical foods
product Morrisons Asda Tesco Sainsbury & # 39; s Ocado Waitrose Iceland
White bread £ 0.49 each £ 0.49 each £ 0.59 £ 0.55 £ 0.65 £ 0.60 each £ 1
Whole grain bread £ 0.49 each £ 0.49 each £ 0.59 £ 0.55 £ 0.65 £ 0.60 each £ 0.75
Grain £ 2.70 £ 2.89 £ 2.40 £ 2 £ 2.40 £ 2 £ 3
rice £ 0.99 £ 1 £ 0.99 £ 1.55 each £ 1 £ 1.55 each £ 1
Four £ 1 £ 1.50 each £ 2 £ 1.50 each £ 1.50 each £ 1.50 each £ 1
Pizza £ 1.50 each £ 1.50 each £ 2.50 £ 2.50 £ 2.50 £ 2.50 £ 1.25 each
pasta £ 2.24 £ 1.50 each £ 1 £ 1.95 each £ 1.99 £ 1.10 £ 1
Minced meat £ 2.59 each £ 2.59 each £ 2.59 each £ 3.10 £ 4.50 £ 3.50 each £ 2
Pork sausages £ 2.65 £ 2.25 £ 2.75 each £ 2.75 each £ 3.50 each £ 3 £ 2
lamb £ 22.48 £ 16.48 £ 24 £ 15 £ 24 £ 10.66 each £ 15
chicken £ 4 £ 3.55 each £ 3.50 each £ 3.60 each £ 3.80 each £ 4.50 £ 5
salmon £ 4 £ 2.69 £ 3.50 each £ 3.25 £ 4.60 each £ 5 £ 4
Blue milk £ 0.80 each £ 0.80 each £ 0.80 each £ 0.80 each £ 0.85 £ 0.89 each £ 0.80 each
Green milk £ 0.80 each £ 0.80 each £ 0.80 each £ 0.80 each £ 0.85 £ 0.89 each £ 0.80 each
yogurt £ 0.80 each £ 0.45 £ 0.90 each £ 0.75 £ 1 £ 0.90 each £ 1
cheese £ 2.50 £ 2.59 each £ 2.59 each £ 2.50 £ 3.50 each £ 3.50 each £ 3
Eggs £ 0.90 each £ 1.10 £ 1.10 £ 1.20 each £ 1 £ 2 £ 1
Cooking oil £ 2.25 £ 2 £ 2 £ 1.50 each £ 1.50 each £ 2 £ 2
butter £ 1 £ 1.10 £ 1.10 £ 1.85 each £ 1.85 each £ 1 £ 1
Bananas £ 0.75 £ 0.97 £ 0.69 each £ 0.80 each £ 0.80 each £ 1 £ 1
Apples £ 1.19 £ 1.19 £ 1.60 £ 1.60 £ 1.70 £ 2 £ 1.60
Potatoes £ 1.25 each £ 1.03 £ 1.29 each £ 1.75 each £ 1.75 each £ 1.80 each £ 2
broccoli £ 0.49 each £ 0.50 £ 0.57 £ 1.60 £ 0.50 £ 0.46 £ 0.75
Carrots £ 0.43 £ 0.41 £ 0.41 £ 0.43 £ 0.59 £ 0.70 £ 0.60 each
tomatoes £ 0.70 £ 0.67 each £ 0.75 £ 0.75 £ 0.74 £ 0.75 £ 0.75
Peas £ 2 £ 1.50 each £ 2.15 £ 2.15 £ 2.15 £ 2.15 £ 2
crisps £ 1.75 each £ 2 £ 3 £ 3 £ 3 £ 3.09 £ 2
sugar £ 1.30 each £ 0.54 £ 1 £ 1.20 each £ 1 £ 1.35 £ 1.50 each
jam £ 1.60 £ 1 £ 1.60 £ 1.25 each £ 1.60 £ 1.80 each £ 1
chocolate £ 3.50 each £ 3 £ 3.50 each £ 4 £ 2.50 £ 3.10 £ 3
Ice cream £ 1.65 £ 1.35 £ 3 £ 1.80 each £ 3.50 each £ 2 £ 1.50 each
Ketchup £ 2.50 £ 2.29 £ 2 £ 2 £ 2.55 each £ 2.55 each £ 2
coffee £ 5 £ 5.50 each £ 6.50 each £ 7 £ 4 £ 4 £ 4.50
Teabag £ 7 £ 4.50 £ 3.79 £ 5.75 each £ 5.85 £ 5.85 £ 3
Hot chocolate £ 2 £ 2.99 £ 3 £ 3 £ 2.50 £ 3 £ 3
Coke £ 2 £ 2.10 £ 1.59 each £ 1.60 £ 2 £ 1.99 £ 1.95 each
To squeeze £ 1.75 each £ 1.50 each £ 1.65 £ 1 £ 1.65 £ 1.65 £ 1.25 each
fruit juice £ 0.70 £ 0.69 each £ 0.69 each £ 0.90 each £ 1.50 each £ 0.95 each £ 0.89 each
gin £ 16 £ 15.50 £ 13 £ 13 £ 15.50 £ 14 £ 14.95
vodka £ 16 £ 15.50 £ 13 £ 13 £ 14 £ 16 £ 15
Prosecco £ 8.50 each £ 9 £ 8.50 each £ 8.50 each £ 8.50 each £ 6.99 £ 7
Wine £ 8.25 each £ 8 £ 6.50 each £ 6.75 each £ 8 £ 7.99 £ 8
beers £ 4.75 £ 4.60 each £ 4 £ 4.15 £ 4.60 each £ 5 £ 4.60 each
TOTAL £ 145.24 £ 132.10 £ 139.48 £ 134.68 £ 152.12 £ 137.86 £ 130.44

Andy Barr, co-founder of www.alertr.co.uk, commented, “It is interesting to see that Waitrose has again been unexpectedly cheaper than some of our 'cheaper' stores that you might think will find cheaper items .

Breakdown of the average basket cost over a five week period in September:

1. ASDA – £ 130.36 – 20p more than last month

2. Iceland – £ 132.40 – £ 2.09 less than last month

3. Sainsburys – £ 135.24 – £ 4.27 less than last month

4. Waitrose – £ 139.50 – 64p more than last month

5. Tesco – £ 139.64 – £ 9.34 more than last month

6. Morrisons – £ 141.53 – £ 4.22 less than last month

7. Ocado – £ 151.24 – £ 3.31 more than last month.

& # 39; Though Tesco consistently emerges as one of the more expensive retailers, September data seems to suggest that they have started cutting their prices as we enter another difficult period regarding the global pandemic.

& # 39; Sainsburys is also another surprise as it is on the shopping list as the third cheapest retailer. This is somewhat of a surprise as it is known for its high-end offerings.

& # 39; From that point on, it looks like Asda can't be beaten at its low prices and competitors really need to think about rolling out better deals or deals to keep customer loyalty going, especially at a time when so many try to cut their spending in some way. & # 39;

While the prices in seven of the largest supermarkets were analyzed, the discounters Lidl and Aldi were not taken into account because customers were unable to buy all ranges online.

Private label items (or their equivalents) were monitored in the survey to allow the most unbiased comparison of goods and their prices, with the exception of brands that all seven supermarkets had in stock (e.g. Coca-Cola).

Tea bags (Yorkshire Tea 750g) at Morrisons stayed the same price each week until they went from 5 to 7 pounds in the fifth week. This type of price increase is common and will likely drop back to £ 5 in a few weeks to make consumers believe they are saving money.

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