// Aldi becomes cheapest supermarket of the year according to an annual survey by Which?
// It comes to its findings by measuring the price of a basket of everyday groceries
Aldi has narrowly beaten its discount rival Lidl to be crowned the cheapest supermarket of the year.
Aldi was the cheapest supermarket for six of the last 12 months, according to an annual survey by Which? Lidl – the winner during 2020 – was the cheapest for five, including December.
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It comes to its findings by measuring the price of a basket of everyday groceries. Which? tracked an average increase of 3.4% across the major supermarket chains during 2021.
Waitrose prices increased the most – by 9.2% – and Sainsbury’s the least, at 0.59%.
In the run-up to Christmas, Waitrose was found to be more than £9, or 41%, more expensive than Lidl, at £32.85 for a basket of 22 items.
Lidl’s basket came in at £23.29 compared with Aldi’s £23.64.
Out of the Big 4 supermarkets, Asda trailed in third and Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons regularly switched fourth, fifth and sixth position.