Around one in six Brits claim to do ALL their shopping at supermarkets.

In a survey conducted by Santander, 16 per cent of respondents revealed that they buy all of their food and non-food products from their local supermarket.

When asked the main reasons for doing this, almost two thirds of respondents said because it was convenient, whilst just over half believed it was the cheapest way to shop. Over a quarter of those questioned did it to get more points on their loyalty cards.

According to, 98 per cent of the 2,000 people questioned said that they had bought at a non-food item from a supermarket in the past. Clothing, CDs, DVDs and video games were found to be the most commonly purchased non-food items from supermarkets.

In an interview with, Santander spokesman Alan Mathewson agreed there plenty of benefits to using supermarkets as a ‘one-stop shop’.

He said: “Cost, rewards and convenience are a major incentive for shoppers at a time when households are increasingly short of money and time.

“While independent retailers continue to offer a more traditional high street experience, competitive pricing and generous rewards mean many consumers are looking to consolidate their purchasing habits under just one roof.”


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