In an increasingly 'polarized' UK grocery market, Aldi, Lidl and Waitrose have gained share from the UK's top retailers, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
In the 12 weeks to 9 June 2013, Aldi took a record market share of 3.6%, a 29.9% increase on the year before. Lidl and Waitrose seized a 3% and 4.9% share respectively, with the latter showing growth of 10.4%.
Amongst the top four retailers - Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and the Co-Operative Group, just Sainsbury's increased its share year-on-year, growing slightly from 16.6% to 16.7%. Tesco dropped by half a percentage point to 30.5% share, while Asda fell to 16.9%. While Morrisons market share dipped slightly to 11.6%, its sales increased by 1.2%, an improvement on the 0.3% sales growth posted in Kantar's last quarterly report. The Co-Operative Group's market share dropped to 6.3%.
Growth in the grocery market stood at 3%, down from 3.9% recorded in the same period last year, a reduction which Kantar Worldpanel attributed to the positive impact of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee last June. (18 June)
© 2013 - ESM: European Supermarket Magazine by Ellen Lunney