Morrisons in Barry might not have had this week's cheapest basket at £37.95, but it romped home as the store for a great shopping experience.
Helpful staff appeared to reverse an earlier company policy when assistance with packing was withdrawn. Not only was help given but our shopper was warned which bag the eggs were in ­ to cut the risk of damage. The store was light and airy, in-store music soothing and our shopper had to agree with the sign proclaiming Mr Morrison is the best greengrocer in town' ­ the fruit and veg aisles gleamed with freshness.
Cheddar that won first prize at the Nantwich cheese show was Tesco's own label choice. The store's keen price for Persil helped it pip Morrisons basket in Tyne & Wear by 36p.
Safeway's stores north and south of the border produced full baskets. But in Nottingham the checkout operator failed to scan the mushrooms worth £1.08. In Partick shoppers who spent £20 were offered a petrol discount of 2p per litre.
At Sainsbury loose mushrooms were out of stock so the staff opened up the pre-packed ones to be weighed and solved the problem.
Staff at Somerfield, Norwich, were friendly but the store appeared "scruffy and dated" and delays were caused by closed checkouts.
The Co-op, Guildford, had little going for it, with rotting apples and very little fresh produce or meat in stock.