Britain’s cheapest supermarket in September revealed and it’s 38% cheaper than rival

Aldi was the least expensive supermarket in the country in September, according to a Which? study.

Aldi was the least expensive supermarket in the country in September, according to a Which? study.

A basket of 22 branded and unbranded goods costs £24.03 at Aldi, compared to £24.40 at Lidl and £33.06 at Waitrose.

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Aldi was found to be 38% cheaper than Waitrose for an equivalent amount of items, the Which? research found.

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    How did other supermarkets compare?

    At Asda the price was £26.19 and £27.95 at Sainsbury’s for the basket of items.

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    Morrisons and Tesco both charged £28.31 with Ocado coming in higher at £29.84 for the goods.

    Waitrose came out on top as the most expensive supermarket, charging £33.06.

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    Which? compared the price of branded items such as Andrex toilet paper, Colgate toothpaste and McVitie’s digestive biscuits with own-label products including mixed peppers and semi-skimmed milk, in order to carry out the research.

    What’s been said?

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    "Being named the UK’s cheapest supermarket in September marks our tenth win and we’re dedicated to continuing to make life a little easier for our customers,” Julie Ashfield, Aldi managing director of buying, said.

    She added: “We’re committed to providing our customers the best prices possible, and we’re immensely proud that we have taken the top spot.”

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    Has Aldi always been the cheapest?

    Rival supermarket Lidl took the top spot in August for being the cheapest supermarket, according to Which?.

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    Aldi was found to be the cheapest in July with a typical basket of shopping pricing at £21.61. Lidl was 20p more expensive, at £21.81.

    The cost at Asda was £21.99, Tesco £24.21 and Morrisons £24.40.

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    The most expensive were Sainsbury’s at £24.41, Ocado £26.82 and Waitrose on top at £28.59.

    What has Aldi recently announced?

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    Earlier this week the supermarket announced it was trialling a store with no check-outs. Instead customers are charged for their shopping as they walk out.

    An Aldi worker revealed to The Mirror that the trial is taking place in a store in Greenwich, south London and said the new technology cost £1.8million.

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    However, the new equipment still makes mistakes when scanning a basket of goods, the worker disclosed.

    The anonymous Aldi worker said they believe the initiative will be rolled out across the country: "The way things are going, in a few year’s time all shops will have it, and fewer staff will be needed - but I don’t think that’s the way forward."

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