Asda in Nottingham checked in the cheapest of our six full baskets for The Grocer 33 shop this week and also provided the best customer experience.
The Hyson Green store was described as immaculate and its basket came in at £37 - the cheapest full basket so far this quarter. The fruit and veg area was inviting and all the aisles were free of clutter, helping to provide a quick and easy shop. Staff were helpful and the friendly cashier packed without a prompt and, as a result, the store earned this week’s Storewatch title.
At Sainsbury in Lisburn the full basket cost £37.56. Staff were helpful and the store clean and tidy. The retailer’s Upton branch on the Wirral charged £37.69 for all 33 items although many shelves were low on stock and, although helpful, staff were unable to provide information on the country of origin of any fresh produce on our shopping list.
Morrisons’ full basket from its new store in Wetherby was £37.64. Customer services gave our shopper a refund after onions were scanned at £1.89/kg instead of 55p/kg. Safeway’s full basket in Plymstock came to £40. Only one set of scales worked in the fruit and veg area.
Somerfield’s basket was £41.68. The store was immaculate and clutter-free which offset the dated layout and decor. Some shelf-edge prices did not match the receipt at Asda in Pontypool. Staff at Tesco searched in vain for three missing items.