On average, one product in 29 was missing from the shelf out of the 216 visits our mystery shoppers made over the last six months.
The low point came on November 1 when not one shopper was able to fill a basket the second time this year and only the third time in the five-year history of The Grocer 33.
The high point for consumers was November 22 when our basket fell to a record low at Asda's store in Havant which checked out our list at £35.90. Asda has this week again driven down the price of our basket by a further 21p.
Asda continues to be Britain's best value supermarket its full basket on average £1 less than Tesco and Morrisons. But for stocked shelves Waitrose, Morrisons and Safeway fared best. Morrisons provided a full basket 60% of the time. Safeway and Waitrose hit a 50% strike rate. Tesco and the Co-op were down to 23% and 16%.
In our themed basket survey only one shop out of 27 provided a full basket across all regions (British food, November 8).
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