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Supermarkets in the UK: Market Research Report

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Supermarkets Market Research Report | SIC G47.110 | Mar 2017

Produce profit: Discount and premium supermarkets have hurt mid-market operators' profit

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.

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Market Share of Companies
Aldi Stores Ltd Aldi Stores Ltd market share
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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Supermarkets industry has undergone radical change over the past five years. The lingering effects of the economic downturn, extensive changes in consumer shopping habits and the aggressive expansion of the discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have shaken up the industry considerably. In March 2014, Tesco and Morrisons sparked a price war by announcing large price cuts on numerous items. Asda and Sainsbury's followed suit, announcing similar cuts to prices over the rest of the year. This price war was primarily designed to stall the advance of discount supermarkets, which have benefited from rising market shares in recent years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The four major supermarkets that dominate the industry, which are Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, are expected to account for 65.3% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Of these, Tesco is the market leader, claiming a 27.2% market share. Over the five years through 2016-17, the top four players have lost market share to discount and premium supermarkets. The vast majority of the 60 supermarket chains operating in the United Kingdom are small regional entities, but the 10 largest firms are estimated to control over 87.8% of industry revenue.

The incorporation of fuel sales into the business model has driven industry concentration at the upper end of the market. Large supermarkets have the capacity to combine discounted fuel with grocery purchases to attract customers. Hav.. 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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