Asda in Crawley charged £38.48 - 7p less than its lowest price at Bolton in August - and included a 50p reduction on fresh mince beef due to its sell-by date. The new store has an NCP pay and display car park and many shoppers had to go to customer services for the £1 needed.
In Cwmbran, Asda’s “excellent shopping experience” included a clean car park, helpful staff, a chatty checkout operator, a full basket at £38.98 and all the dairy items, landing it with a consecutive Storewatch title.
Our seventh trip to a Tesco in Northern Ireland saw Coleraine provide the chain’s first full basket in the province at £41.17.
Waitrose in Newark charged £42.89 for its full The Grocer 33 list as well as all the items for the dairy category. The checkout operator made little effort to greet nor offered to pack.
Somerfield in Stirling missed out on a full basket as it does not sell own label sausages. Instore ads claimed ‘4,000 lower prices’ and polite staff packed without a prompt, in contrast to the checkout operator at the chain’s Stretford branch who was “terrible”. Both stores had a deal on three Müller Fruit Corners for 96p.
Morrisons in Ripon had a separate booze area with its own till.
Sainsbury in Exeter was untidy and not well merchandised.