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Supermarkets in the UK: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets Market Research Report | SIC G47.110 | Sep 2014

Cashing in: Online portals, self-service stations and own-labels continue to attract custom

The Supermarkets market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Asda Asda market share
Sainsbury's Sainsbury's market share
Tesco Tesco market share
WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£164bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
980,997
Businesses
61
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of supermarkets is dependent on consumers' incomes and their willingness to spend. Many of the products they sell are considered non-discretionary – the kind of spending that consumers are unlikely to abandon unless faced with severe poverty. Given that large supermarkets can buy cheaply and sell at low margins, this means supermarkets can actually benefit from poor economic conditions like those that have been prevalent over much of the past five years.

Over the five years through 2014-15, industry operators have exploited the fact that consumers have wanted to minimise their spending and have taken revenue from independent convenience stores, department stores and specialised food retailers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The recession that struck the United Kingdom during 2008 had profound implications for the way consumers spent money. Although shoppers dealt a blow to most retail industries by cutting back their discretionary spending, supermarkets' revenue grew throughout the downturn in every year except for one. Consumer spending dropped in 2008 and 2009 but, apart from 2009-10, supermarkets managed to escape many of the problems that challenged other retailers.

Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.5% to £164.1 billion. The sudden shift in consumer behaviour brought on by the recession simply accelerated trends already underway in the industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Supermarkets Industry?

Supermarkets sell a range of groceries and food, including fruit, vegetables, bread, canned goods, toiletries, dairy goods, alcohol, cleaning products and cigarettes. Off licences, greengrocers and symbol group and non-affiliated independent convenience stores are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Meat, fish and delicatessen itemsFruit and vegetablesDairy productsBeverages Frozen foodOther foodGeneral merchandise
 
Industry Activities
Grocery retailingFruit and vegetable retailingBakery product retailingDelicatessen product retailingGeneral merchandise retailing


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