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Asda has been named the cheapest store to pick up the government’s Consumer Price Index shopping basket in the month of December 2020.

This is according to data collected by online price tracking website Alertr.

The website has tracked the 42 items featured to the government’s shopping basket to find the lowest prices.

This includes products such as eggs, milk, bread, pasta, rice and cereal.

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Cheapest supermarket baskets

Asda – £101.98 (£4.61 less than previous month)

Morrisons – £108.04 (£3.71 less than previous month)

Iceland – £111.78 (£2.44 less than previous month)

Tesco – £112.76 (£5.12 less than previous month)

Sainsbury’s – £119.22 (6p less than previous month)

Waitrose – £122.53 (£4.93 less than previous month)

Ocado – £123.59 (£6.55 less than previous month)

While all supermarkets had lower basket prices in December compared to the rest of 2020, Asda still came out as the cheapest place to shop.

Morrisons was shown to be the second cheapest supermarket last month.

However, the price of a basket was still £6.06 more expensive than Asda.

The data showed supermarkets who changed prices more often came out cheapest overall.

Waitrose and Ocado prices changed the least frequently during December and the supermarkets were the most expensive.

A basket in Ocado was a staggering £21.61 pricier than Asda, with Waitrose costing £20.55 more.

According to the research, December was the eighth month in a row that Asda was the cheapest.

The research focused on seven of the largest supermarket chains in the UK.

Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl were not included in the research as their full ranges are not available online and as they carry less like-for-like branded products.

Co-founder of Andy Barr said: “It is interesting to see from this research that Tesco seems to be the only store to run out of items across the month.

“Is this because more people were doing their ‘big shops’ there in the run up to Christmas or is it that they are failing to keep up with demand?

“It will be interesting to see how the supermarkets cope over the coming month and if we notice any significant price differences throughout this new lockdown.”

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