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Consumer - Trolley Watch with Tina Leonard - Ulster

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Last week we were in Munster. We will introduce our new list of items. This week we will be checking the price of our 20 products in five supermarkets in the Republican Ulster counties and three supermarkets in the Northern counties in Ulster. We will be checking the prices in Supervalu, Dunnes, Tesco, Lidl and Aldi in the Republic and Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco in NI. .

Please be aware that there will be some variations in weight, quality and nutritional value between all the supermarkets goods. We were looking solely for the cheapest price in each item. A full list of the 20 items from each supermarket is available on our website where you can see the variations.


According to a study commissioned by the NCA:

Price remains the key influencing driver for consumers in choosing where they do their main grocery shop, followed by convenience.

34% of grocery shoppers are buying less

3 in every 4 people now shop around

What is the Strand all about?
The Afternoon Show Trolley Watch is filled with items consumers typically buy at this time of year. THIS SURVEY IS BASED SOLELY ON PRICE ALONE. WE ARE NOT COMPARING QUALITY OR NUTRITIONAL VALUE. THEREFORE IF YOU WALKED INTO A SUPERMARKET WITH TAS SHOPPING LIST YOU WOULD FILL YOUR SHOPPING BASKET WITH THE CHEAPEST BRAND OF EACH ITEM. THE MEASUREMENTS OF ITEMS MAY VARY FROM STORE TO STORE. Each Tuesday we will compare the cost of The Afternoon Show Shopping Basket and this week we are going to Tesco, Lidl, Supervalu, Dunnes Stores, Superquinn and Aldi in Munster. This will allow us to compare the cost of the items in different shops and also will allow you to see where you can get the cheapest price for TAS Shopping Basket.

What are we hoping to find from this survey?
Where you will get the best price for The Afternoon Show Shopping Basket

What's in our basket?
List the products and maybe take out of the basket and transfer to the other to show viewers at home exactly what is in the basket.

The basket contains 20 items, some of the same staple groceries as the old trolley with some new additions.

So where did you go to this week?
Ulster


Where to next?
This is our final week of Trolley Watch until Christmas however next week we will be showing you where you can get the best price for your white goods!


The Afternoon Show Shopping Basket

. Full Fat Milk (2ltrs)
. Medium Irish Free Range Egg (6 pack)
. Slice Pan White Bread (800gr)
. Block Butter (Approx 450gr)
. White Granulated Sugar (1 kg)
. Tea Bags (80 pack)
. 1 Kilo Bananas
. Net of Oranges
. Iceberg Lettuce
. Pork Sausages (454gr)
. 3 Chicken Breast Fillets
. Spaghetti (1kg)
. Bolognese Sauce
. Diluted Orange Drink
. Family Tin Baked Beans (Approx 420gr)
. Family Tin Processed Peas (Approx 420gr)
. White Toilet Tissue (4 Pack)
. Cornflakes (500gr)
. Tin of Tuna x 3
. Cheddar Slices

Please follow the links to our Trolley watch tables:

http://www.rte.ie/tv/theafternoonshow/pdf/trolley_watch_week_four_2009_website_table_-_republican_counties_in_ulster.pdf


http://www.rte.ie/tv/theafternoonshow/pdf/trolley_watch_week_four_2009_website_table_-_northern_ireland_counties_in_ulster.pdf

Don't miss the results of our trolley watch in the show today!

Tina Leonard
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