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E.Leclerc Outperforms Rest Of French Market In Latest Kantar Figures

French retail market leader E.Leclerc posted a 70 basis point increase in the period from October 7 to November 3, according to the latest market share data from Kantar.

The group now holds 21.1% of the market, with an increase of 350,000 customers in the P11 period.

According to Kantar, Lidl also posted strong growth in the period, growing 60 basis points to put it on 6.2% market share. The discounter recruited more than 400,000 households in the period.

Elsewhere, Le Groupement Les Mousquetaires, which operates the Intermarché banner, saw a 20 basis point rise, to hold 15.7%, while Système U grew by 10 basis points.

Hypermarket Challenges

Carrefour's hypermarket operation continued to find the going tough in the period, with a 40 basis point decline to put it on 10% market share, while there was also a 10 basis point decline for its Carrefour Market operation.

Auchan's hypermarkets also saw a fall, of 50 basis points, to 7.3% market share.

The online channel continued to gain share in the period, Kantar added, with online now accounting for 6.6% of total sales, and an additional 300,000 homes shopping online.

© 2019 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Stephen Wynne-Jones. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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