Tesco pushes up cheapest grocer rankings ahead of Christmas

Tesco has climbed up the cheapest supermarket league tables to seize the silver medal from Sainsbury’s.

Data from alertr showed Britain’s biggest retailer had moved up one space since mid-October, with a basket of 42 essentials costing £114.45.

However, it came off second-best to Asda, which topped the leaderboard on £107.

The retailer has cut its prices in the last two weeks despite rising inflation, suggesting an aggressive stance to attract Christmas shoppers.

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Morrisons (£118.34) took bronze, while Sainsbury’s (£119.17) was knocked off the podium altogether, landing in fourth place.

Ocado and Waitrose brought up the rear on £126.20 and £133.42 respectively.

“Prices across the board really do vary, with a pretty stark difference between the top and bottom spots on the leader board of almost £27,” alertr co-founder Andy Barr said. 

“As we approach Christmas, the battle for supermarkets to offer the best deals to their shoppers is only going to ramp up a notch.”

Aldi and Lidl were not included in the analysis because they stock fewer branded products.

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