YouGov Data: A third of Brits prefer supermarket own-brand products

A third (34%) of brits buy mostly own-brand goods from supermarkets, with another third switching between these products and branded alternatives.

According to a recent survey by YouGov, when considering snacks and cupboard products consumers are more evenly split, with 45% buying more branded butter and spreads in comparison to 49% for own-brand items.

At Big 4 grocers Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, branded alternatives are opted for by 52%, whereas 69% of shoppers at discounters Aldi, Lidl and Iceland prefer off-brand.

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Branded crisps were most popular among 50% of the survey respondants and 60% also favoured branded sweets and chocolate.

Branded drinks were more likely to be purchased than non-branded alternatives, however 40% of shoppers at discounters are more likely to buy own-brand colas and lemonades.

YouGov found yoghurt to be the exception, with the public evenly split on their opinions.

When comparing frozen food, 55% are more likely to opt for own-brand and 51% would also prefer own-brand ready meals.

Only 10% said they would prefer to purchase a branded ready meal.

Having also looked into medicines and household goods, Brits were found to be five times more likely to buy supermarket-brand medicines, with just 14% wanting to buy branded products.

However toothpaste was favoured by 84% and in general, the public have a preference for branded shampoos, conditioners and laundry products.



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