Lidl Now UK's Fastest Growing Supermarket For Fifth Consecutive Period

Aldi, Lidl Continue to Take Market Share From Local Grocery Chains -Kantar

Aldi, Lidl Continue to Take Market Share From Local Grocery Chains -Kantar

"Prices have been rising since the 12 weeks to 1 January 2017, following a period of grocery price deflation which ran for 30 consecutive periods from September 2014 to December 2016", the market research firm said.

Supermarket prices have risen by 3.2 per cent, the fastest rate in four years, according to new figures by Kantar Worldpanel.

"With the average shop currently costing £18.26, consumers are now paying an extra 62 pence each time and over the course of a year it could add £143.70 to a typical family's grocery bill", Fraser McKevitt, Kantar's head of retail and consumer insight said in a statement.

Alongside its data on the rising price of supermarket shopping, Kantar's survey showed that German discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl continue their relentless assault on Britain's traditional big supermarkets, growing their total sales rapidly over the last quarter.

Tesco PLC (TSCO.LN) maintained its position as the leading grocer in the United Kingdom, according to Kantar, despite a decline to 28% of the market versus 28.2% a year earlier.

Discounter Lidl was Britain's fastest growing supermarket for the fifth straight period with sales up 15.1%.

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The market share of up-market retailer Waitrose, a division of John Lewis Partnership PLC, was unchanged at 5.3% in the 12 weeks to November 5.

Tesco saw sales growth of 2.3 per cent as its market share dipped to 28.0 per cent, down 0.2 percentage points on past year. (WMT), saw its market share fall to 15.3%, from 15.5%, with sales 1.5% higher at GBP4 billion. Wm.

Morrisons saw sales increase by 2.1 per cent, accompanied by a marginal fall in share - from 10.5 per cent a year ago to 10.4 per cent during the latest quarter.

Sales at Iceland increased by 1.1 per cent, with share falling slightly to 2.0 per cent - down from 2.1 per cent past year.

Ocado increased sales by 6.8 per cent, growing ahead of the overall online grocery market.

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