Woolworths, Coles, Aldi: Aussies name best-value supermarkets

More than 30,000 Aussies were asked to rate their favourite supermarket.

Coles, Woolworths, Aldi supermarkets.
Coles, Woolworths or Aldi? The best supermarkets for groceries have been revealed. (Source: Getty)

As Aussies feel the cost-of-living pinch at the checkout, a new survey has revealed where you can get the best bang for your buck.

Finder surveyed more than 30,000 Aussies and asked them to rate their favourite supermarket on factors such as freshness, taste, product range and value for money.

Aldi emerged as the big winner, taking out the top spot across five categories for best supermarket bakery, beef, fresh seafood, pork and chicken.

Harris Farm also scored highly, receiving gongs for the best supermarket deli, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit.

Woolworths took home two awards for best supermarket hot chicken and ham, while Coles took out just one award for best supermarket lamb.

The cost of groceries is a major pressure point for Aussies at the moment, with one in two saying it is among their top three most stressful expenses.

Aussie households spent an average of $194 on their weekly grocery shop in May, Finder found, up $20 per week compared to last year.

Finder shopping expert Chris Jager said households were grappling with the double whammy of inflation and 12 cash rate rises in just over a year.

“Budgets have been stretched thin and people are having to change how and where they shop just to keep food on the table. Skyrocketing grocery costs are an extra burden,” Jager said.

“The supermarket category in the Finder Retail Awards is designed to help Australians navigate the competitive grocery market at a time when purchasing decisions are more important than ever before.”

Aussies are being urged to plan their meals and make a list of ingredients ahead of time. Savvy shoppers can also check the prices of items online before they head into the supermarket.

Other ways to save include comparing unit pricing and buying frozen fruit and vegetables in bulk.

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