Price hikes see Morrisons go from 'cheapest' to 'most expensive' supermarket



IDEANEWSINDO.COM - Prices at supermarkets are constantly increasing, meaning that shoppers are always on the hunt for any bargains and cheaper prices amidst the cost of living crisis.

And costs continue to go up as supermarket chain Morrisons has gone from having the cheapest bill for shopping essentials to the most expensive - in just three weeks.

The Manchester Evening News has been helping shoppers keep costs low by comparing the prices of grocery list essentials across six major UK supermarkets - Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi, Lidl and Tesco.

Based on a basket of eight items - a two-pint bottle of milk, a loaf of bread, coffee, teabags, butter, beans, chicken breasts and mince - three price hikes seen their overall cost rise to £10.91.

Just three weeks ago they were the cheapest with a total of £9.78 and the new comparison has seen them more expensive than Sainsbury's for the first time.

The three price hikes at Morrisons includes a loaf of bread rising from 39p to 54p, chicken up to £2.49 for a 300g pack of two breasts and mince rising from £1.89 to £2.19.

Those meat prices are higher than any of the other supermarkets and the mince is 50p more expensive than the cheapest, which is Asda's new Just Essentials pack for £1.69. It's not just Morrisons putting prices up though.

Lidl, Tesco and Sainsbury's have joined the others in putting the cost of 2 pints of milk up to £1.05 from 99p, the latter two also increasing the cost of their chicken. 

And Lidl has increased the cost of its butter from £1.69 to £1.72, albeit still selling it cheaper than elsewhere.

The latest price comparison from The MEN has found that, while Lidl are now the cheapest for this week, the prices did rise at four supermarkets - Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Lidl.

Here's the shopping list and total for each supermarket (as of Friday, June 17)

Lidl

Loaf of white bread 800g - 36p

Milk 2 pints - £1.05 (up from 99p)

Coffee 200g - £1.69

Teabags 160 - £99p

Salted butter 250g - £1.72 (up from £1.69)

Beans 420g tin - 22p

Chicken 300g - £1.99

Mince 500g 20% fat - £1.89

Total £9.91 (up from £9.82)

Asda

Loaf of white bread 800g (Smart Price) - 39p

Milk 2 pints - £1.05

Coffee 200g (2 x 100g Just Essentials) - £1.50

Teabags 160 (4 x 40-pack Smart Price) - £1.12

Salted butter 250g - £1.75

Beans 410g tin (Smart Price) - 25p

Chicken (bigger 350g pack for £2.65) - equates to £2.27

Mince 500g 20% fat - £1.69

Total £10.02

Aldi

Loaf of white bread 800g - 36p

Milk 2 pints - £1.05

Coffee 200g - £1.69

Teabags 160 - £1.09

Salted butter 250g - £1.75

Beans 420g tin - 22p

Chicken 300g - £1.99

Mince 500g 20% fat - £1.89

Total £10.04

Tesco

Loaf of white bread 800g - 36p

Milk 2 pints - £1.05 (up from 99p)

Coffee 200g (2 x 100g) - £1.70

Teabags 160 (2 x 80-pack) - £1.10

Salted butter 250g - £1.75

Beans 420g tin - 22p

Chicken 300g - £2.25 (up from £2.20)

Mince 500g 20% fat - £1.89

Total £10.32 (up from £10.21)

Sainsbury's

Loaf of white bread 800g - 36p

Milk 2 pints - £1.05 (up from 99p)

Coffee 200g £2 (up from £1.69)

Teabags 160 - £1.09

Salted butter 250g - £1.75 (down from £1.90)

Beans 400g tin - 21p

Chicken 300g - £2.40 (up from £2.30)

Mince 500g 20% fat - £1.89 (down from £2.10)

Total £10.75 (up from £10.64)

Morrisons

Loaf of white bread 800g - 54p (up from 39p)

Milk 2 pints - £1.05

Coffee (2 x 100g) - £1.50

Teabags 160 (2 x 80-pack Savers) - £1.18

Salted butter 250g - £1.75

Beans 410g tin - 21p

Chicken 300g - £2.49 (up from £2.05)

Mince 500g 20% fat - £2.19 (up from £1.89)

Total £10.91 (up from £10.02)


Writer: By Emma Gill & Rachel Williams

Source: dailyrecord.co.uk

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