SAINSBURY’S has been crowned the most cost-effective supermarket in 2019, consistent with a Which? study. the buyer group tracked thousands of branded grocery prices across six major supermarkets throughout the year to seek out out what proportion each shop was charging.
Which? experts compiled an inventory of 53 common grocery items, from Andrex toilet paper to Weetabix breakfast cereal. It found that the products cost £107.01 a month at Sainsbury’s on average over the year. The retailer has 14 stores across the north.
By contrast, equivalent items would have set someone back £117.81 a month at Waitrose – 10 percent more – potentially costing shoppers an annual total of £129.60 quite if that they had shopped for equivalent items at Sainsbury’s.
Asda, which has 17 stores here, was found to be the second cheapest supermarket, with a mean monthly cost of £107.65 for the things on Which?’s shopping list.
Morrisons was in third place, charging £109.13.
Which? collected the info by monitoring online pricing, meaning that only shops selling all of the branded items online – Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose – were included within the ranking.
Morrisons, Waitrose, and Ocado currently don’t operate in Northern Ireland.
The consumer group ran an identical survey last year and located that Morrisons was the most cost-effective supermarket of 2018, followed by Asda then Sainsbury’s.
Does neither Aldi nor Lidl offer a web shopping platform for the branded items included within the Which? study.
Natalie Hitchins, Which? head of home products and services said: “Your weekly supermarket shop can have a big impact on your wallet, and therefore the start of a replacement year may be a blast to ascertain m at your household spending to see if there are areas where you’ll economize.
“Our analysis shows how important it is often to buy around to make sure you get the simplest price for your groceries.”
The Which? shopping trolley utilized in the analysis included bread, crisps, butter, cheese, cleaning products, pet food, soft drinks, and other everyday items.
Products included Alpen original muesli (750g), Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice-cream (500ml), Dolmio bolognese sauce – original (500g), Innocent pure fruit smoothie mangoes and keenness fruits (750ml), Knorr stock cubes vegetable (8x10g), Mr. Kipling cherry Bakewells (six), and Sure Men Motionsense 48hr antiperspirant – active dry (250ml).