Discount retailer Lidl has been named the cheapest supermarket in February 2022.
Consumer group Which?, compared the cost of 23 essential items including own-brand products over the course of 28 days, with Lidl’s shopping list averaging at £24.21, beating fellow discount retailer Aldi by 62p.
Waitrose topped the list as the most expensive supermarket, with the average shopping basket of £33.71, almost £10 more than Lidl.
Big 4 grocers Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons sat comfortably in the middle of the list, with their average stopping basket spends averaging at £27.35, £27.40, £27.68, and £29.19, respectively.
According to the Which? report, the two biggest price differences between stores were PG Tips which retailed £1.52 more at Waitrose than Lidl, alongside its own-label seeds which had a price difference of £1.41.
“We are extremely proud that more customers are choosing to shop at Lidl. This belief is at the core of everything we do, whether that’s keeping prices low or making our offer as accessible as possible through the opening of new stores,” Lidl chief executive Ryan McDonnell said.
“And it’s clear that shoppers still want and value that in-store experience, despite the impact the pandemic has had on shopping habits. In February alone we opened 13 new stores, and our expansion plans continue at pace.”
He added: “As households navigate the increasing cost of living, it is our absolute promise that we will continue to offer them the best value in the market.”