Lidl's weekly shop is up to £21 cheaper than its supermarket rivals

Natalie Cornish
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Lidl has been ranked the cheapest UK supermarket this week, saving customers up to £21.32 on their weekly shop.

Industry magazine The Grocer scours the aisles each week for 33 essentials Brits are likely to add to their baskets, including potatoes, olive oil, chicken and apples. They then tot up the difference between the cost at each major supermarket – and this week 'guest retailer' Lidl was crowned the winner with a total of £45.42, a saving of £21.32 on the most expensive.

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Budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are often left out of the rankings because they are deemed to have too few stores in the UK, compared to the likes of Sainsbury's, Tesco and Asda.

But, Lidl proved itself to be the best place to pick up a basket of bargains with 20 of the 33 items cheaper at the German retailer right now. Aldi wasn't included this time around, but Asda came second at £49.27, Sainsbury's took third with a total of £51.75 and Tesco pipped Morrisons to fourth place by just 35p, with the 33 essentials costing £55. Waitrose was the most expensive supermarket, coming in at £66.74 for the shop.

It's worth mentioning that Aldi took the top spot when it was featured last month, beating nearest rival Asda to first place with a £4.47 saving.

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