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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

IBISWorld’s Supermarkets market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The lack of new entrants, the widespread acceptance of the industry's products and the stagnant rate of technological change indicate the industry's mature life cycle phase. Although the number of supermarkets in the United Kingdom is expected to grow in the 10 years through 2019-20, very few companies are likely to enter the industry. This is a reflection of industry consolidation occurring over the five years through 2014-15 and is a clear indication of the industry's maturity.

Brand awareness is high nationwide, as most major supermarkets have existed for decades. One international competitor, Aldi, is relatively new in the United Kingdom, but well established in Europe. Consolidation in the industry is increasing... 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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