Many Britons have relied on smaller supermarkets like convenience stores near their home throughout the pandemic, in a bid to avoid larger supermarkets and because they will likely be quieter.
At Tesco Express, customers could be paying 8.4 percent more a year than those shopping at Tesco’s larger supermarkets.
The shopping at Tesco Express stores would have cost customers £69.12 compared to £63.75 at larger stores.
Although not a huge price difference, it can add up throughout the year.
The numbers add up to a difference of £5.37 a week and £279 annually if shoppers only picked up groceries at the convenience store.
The price of our products is influenced by a range of factors, including promotions which can vary between Sainsbury’s supermarkets and convenience stores.”
A Tesco spokesman said: “Our Tesco Express stores are mainly in built-up areas where unfortunately rents, rates and the operating costs for these stores are higher.
“The difference in prices of some products reflect these increased costs, but our prices remain competitive as we strive to offer great value to our customers.”
How can Britons reduce the price of their weekly shop?
Customers can use their loyalty cards as a way of saving money on their food shop.
Both Tesco Clubcard and Sainsbury’s Nectar Card can earn shoppers points that can be spent on various different things.
This includes saving money on petrol as well as on holidays and days out.
Tesco also has a weekly meal planner section on their site which lists different recipes and all of the ingredients needed to make them.
This is a great way of not overbuying grocery items as well as helping to reduce food waste.