Supermarkets in the UK: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets Market Research Report | SIC G47.110 | Nov 2013

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IBISWorld’s Supermarkets market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 the past five years.

Over the five years through 2013-14, industry operators have exploited the fact that consumers wanted to minimise their spending and taken revenue from independent convenience stores, department stores and specialised food retailers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of revenue is more closely correlated to population than wealth, but there is a slight positive relationship between higher consumer income and increased spending in supermarkets. London, the nation's epicentre of all things retail and commercial, is the region that spends most on supermarket goods, contributing 15.4% of total revenue. This compares with 12.4% of national population and 21.1% of national GDP. A similar trend is apparent in the South East.

Indeed, regions of the United Kingdom that generate a higher share of industry revenue are those with the lowest per capita GDP. However, there are exceptions... 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 covered.

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

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