Winners and losers in the grocery market – Logistics Manager Magazine

Grocery sales rose 3.2 per cent £26.3 billion in the 12 weeks to 7th October driven by strong growth at the discounters and online specialist Ocado.

Figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that Aldi increased sales by 15 per cent on last year taking its market share to 7.6 per cent.

However, the big four all underperformed the market. Tesco saw its market share fall 0.6 per cent to 27.4 per cent. Fraser McKevitt, Kantar’s head of retail and consumer insight, said: “Despite widespread interest in the September launch of its discounter concept, Jack’s, the small number of stores planned means it won’t impact on Tesco’s market share without a significant expansion.”

12 weeks to 07-10-18

Total till roll –

Consumer spend       Share ( per cent)                   Change on

Last year ( per cent)

Aldi                                                   7.6                             15.1

Lidl                                                   5.6                             10.0

Ocado                                                1.2                               7.5

Co-op                                                6.4                               7.0

Iceland                                              2.1                               4.8

TOTAL GROCERS                     100.0                               3.2

Asda                                                15.3                               2.4

Morrisons                                        10.3                               2.4

Tesco                                              27.4                               0.9

Sainsbury’s                                     15.4                               0.6

Waitrose                                            5.2                               0.1

Source Kantar Worldpanel

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