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Supermarkets in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

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

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
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
Revenue
£161bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.8%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
1,038,680
Businesses
60
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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry’s lack of new entrants, the widespread acceptance of the industry’s products and the moderate rate of technological change are indicators of the industry’s maturity. The number of supermarkets in the United Kingdom is expected to decline over the five years through 2021-22. This consolidation is a characteristic of mature industries.

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.

The growth in discount supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl is another key indicator of the industry’s maturity. Whe.. 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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