Supermarkets in the UK: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets Market Research Report | SIC G47.110 | Jun 2015

Price check: Industry revenue is likely to remain under pressure from strong competition

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarkets industry has changed radically over the past five years. The lingering effects of the economic downturn, combined with extensive change in consumer shopping habits and the aggressive expansion of discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl, has shaken up an industry that was previously somewhat docile. In March 2014, Tesco and Morrisons sparked a price war by announcing large price cuts. Asda and Sainsbury's following suit over the year, announcing similar price cuts. This price war is primarily aimed at stalling the advance of discount supermarkets whose market shares has surged in recent years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter


A wide variety of fresh foods, like fruit, vegetables, meat and delicatessen products, have been a mainstream part of the supermarket business for more than 20 years. There have been few substantial changes to the business model since then. The UK Supermarkets industry has more packaged fresh food (e.g. vacuum-packed vegetables) than many other developed countries, primarily because UK agriculture is relatively small-scale. For similar reasons, frozen food contributes a substantial slice of industry revenue. Packaged non-perishable foods like cereal and pasta generate about one-third of supermarkets' food revenue. Sales in this segment are expected to remain relatively constant over 2015-16... 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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