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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 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
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

New entrants to the Supermarkets industry face significant hurdles. Foremost among these is the substantial outlay required to build a new store and to fill it with sufficient stock. Locating a suitable site for a new store is also challenging, unless an existing store has recently shut and the space is available. The sheer size of most supermarkets makes their store space unsuitable for most other stores. Once established, annual capital costs are low, meaning that competitors face a more favourable cost environment. These lower costs are responsible for another major barrier: the industry is very mature with well-established large players who can afford, and are willing to, price their competition out of the market if feasible... 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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