Top 10 UK Retailers: Food & Grocery Sector

Retail Economics publish a monthly UK Food and Grocery sector report that provides in-depth analysis on the latest retail data and consumer trends affecting the category. The report covers retail sales growth, region and category-specific economic insight, together with market share size and rankings for the UK's top ten Food and Grocery retailers:

UK Top 10 Food & Grocery Retailers by Market Share in 2015/2016

Tesco’s turnaround continued to gather momentum with the retailer posting impressive trading in the three months to Christmas. Its laser-like focus on the core... Subscribe for more info >
The purchase of Argos last year is proving a success for the second largest grocery retailer with the addition of Argos shops in-store supporting sales growth.... Subscribe for more info >
Asda has had a difficult year and in one trading update reports its worst like-for-like performance on record. With its core focus on price, Asda has lost marke... Subscribe for more info >
Morrisons return to underlying profit and positive LFL growth in three quarters of 2016 is a stark turnaround from its poor performance in recent years. The man... Subscribe for more info >
Aldi ended the year reporting double-digit growth rates, with sales for December up 15%. It continues to build on its strong foundations with 70 new stores plan... Subscribe for more info >
The Co-op continues to show improvements in its convenience business as it capitalises on the move to smaller and more frequent shopping trips. Its strong logis... Subscribe for more info >
The convenience arm, Simply Food, remains a key strategic priority for M&S as they plan to continue the roll-out of new stores. Their Christmas trading update s... Subscribe for more info >
Store investment continues to be a key area for driving sales for the upmarket grocer whose key priority is to give consumers more reasons to visit its shops. I... Subscribe for more info >
While Lidl stills remains in a strong position in the grocery industry, its growth slowed in the second half of 2016, partly reflecting its strong performance a... Subscribe for more info >
Iceland demonstrated an improvement in sales performance over the course of 2016, ending the year strongly over the festive period. Its Food Warehouse business,... Subscribe for more info >

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Source: Financial reports, Consumer Surveys, Retail Economics analysis

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