Cost of grocery shopping continues to fall

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MySupermarket tracks changing grocery costs
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The cost of a weekly grocery shop has fallen again by 1% in the last month and 7% in the last year. 

MySupermarket’s Groceries Tracker found that its standard basket of 35 staple items now costs £87.70, down from £88.59. The same shop would have cost £93.95 in March 2014 – a massive 7% more.

The independent shopping and comparison website found the biggest fallers were carrots (-7.49%, now £2.51 per kg), pasta sauce (-4.40%, now £2.37 per 500g) and frozen pizza (-4.37%, now £1.87 per 350g pie).

Meanwhile, products that increased most were baked beans (3.46%, now 77p per 415g can), pasta (3.18%, now 26p per kg), and breakfast cereals (1.95%, now £3.94 per 750g box).

Aldi currently comes out cheapest for bakery items, as well as eggs and dairy, while Asda offers the best price for the snacks and sweets category.

Gilad Simhony, chief executive of mySupermarket, said: “The price war between supermarkets continues and shoppers continue to see the welcome benefits through lower grocery prices. A massive drop in the price of products from month to month is not unusual and shows how important it is for shoppers to compare prices to make the biggest saving.”

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