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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

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
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 Analysis Chapter

Over the past five years, the Supermarkets industry has undergone considerable change. The industry has been hindered by the residual effects of the economic downturn, as well as an accounting scandal and the rapid expansion of both discount supermarkets, such as Aldi and Lidl, and high-end supermarkets, such as Waitrose. The sudden shift in consumer behaviour brought on by the recession accelerated trends already apparent in the industry. These trends led to the four largest supermarkets, which have traditionally dominated the industry, losing market share. In response, the Big Four supermarkets, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, instigated a price war in early 2014 that has continued into the current year. As a result of this, revenue fell in 2014-15 and 2015-16. How.. 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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