Aldi overtakes Lidl in being the UK’s cheapest supermarket

Aldi has been named as the nations cheapest supermarket in the month of June, beating rival Lidl for the first time in seven months and saving customers over £25.

According to the latest monthly analysis by consumer watchdog, Which?, customers at the discount grocer spent on average £75.61 for a basket of 52 essential items.

Lidl followed closely with an average basket price of £76.99. In contrast, the same basket was valued at £101.14 at Waitrose.

READ MORE: Lidl and Aldi hit record market share of 16% as inflation continues to rise

Asda was named the cheapest of the Big 4 grocers, with an average basket price of £86.63, fellow Big 4 grocers Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons’ basket prices came in at £86.63, £87.24 and £91.03, respectively.

The news comes as the ongoing cost-of-living crisis is continuing to hit Brits hard, as consumers can expect their grocery bills to soar by £454.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), food and non-alcoholic drink prices increased by 9.8% in the year to June 2022, the highest rate since March 2009.

ONS chief economist Grant Fitzner said: “Annual inflation again rose to stand at its highest rate for over 40 years.

“The increase was driven by rising fuel and food prices; these were only slightly offset by falling second-hand car prices.”

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