Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons – Which one? Cheapest UK supermarket in August 2020, study finds


The cheapest supermarket for shopping in the past month has been revealed. Which? analyzed the price of food, drink and essentials in every major UK grocer to find where it is best to pack the cheapest goods in August.

They took on the task of comparing 74 branded and own-branded items at Aldi, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose every August day, to find out where it is best to shop.

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Which? checked daily in August

This included some of your most frequent purchases, from semi-skimmed milk, free-range eggs to wholemeal bread to figure out who’s cheapest on average.

The difference between the cheapest and the most expensive supermarkets was almost £ 40 – from £ 66.45 to £ 105.25.

The cheapest supermarket last month was Aldi according to their research with a whopping £ 66.45.

Lidl was just behind by a fraction at £ 67.17 with Asda slightly above at £ 74.12.

Waitrose was much more expensive, as you would expect, at £ 105.25 for the same items.

Which? also tested the purchase of 165 items – the original 74 and 91 others – to see how a full cart would compare.

Using branded items such as Branston Baked Beans and Flash Cleaner Spray, Asda came in the cheapest – where Aldi and Lidl didn’t have those popular branded items.

Asda’s ‘full cart’ of popular products came in at £ 256.31, compared to Waitrose at £ 322.87.

How much is Which? S 74-item cart, on average in each of the UK’s largest supermarkets

Nearby, Tesco cost only £ 15.41 more than Asda, making it the second cheapest of the ‘big four’.

So if you’re looking for a good deal, it’s no surprise that discount stores like Lidl and Aldi have recently come out on top.


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