Market share of grocery stores in Great Britain from January 2015 to March 2017

Grocery market share in Great Britain 2015-2017 This statistic shows the market share of grocers in Great Britain (GB) monthly from January 2015 to March 2017. Tesco and Sainsbury's had the largest share over the period under consideration, holding 43.7 percent of the market together as of March 2017. Prior to the popularity of the discounters, the grocery retail market was dominated by the 'big four' supermarkets: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons. On the back of the economic recession and growing inflation, however, consumer behavior has shifted in favor of cheaper alternatives and discounter stores. The resulting 'price wars' has led to supermarkets lowering their prices and the highest share of food volume sales on promotion in Europe. Crucially, this has caused increased volatility in the grocery retail market and, as of January 2017, Aldi overtook the Co-operative to become the fifth largest supermarket in the United Kingdom.
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Other MultiplesSymbols and IndependentIcelandLidlAldiWaitroseThe CooperativeMorrisonsSainsbury'sAsdaTesco
Jan 152.7%1.9%2.2%3.5%4.9%5.2%5.9%11.1%16.7%16.9%29%
Feb 152.8%2%2.2%3.5%5%5.2%5.9%11%16.8%17%28.7%
Mar 152.9%2.1%2.1%3.7%5.3%5.1%6%10.9%16.4%17.1%28.4%
Apr 152.9%2%2.1%3.8%5.4%5.1%6%10.9%16.5%16.9%28.4%
May 152.8%2%2.1%3.9%5.4%5.2%6%10.9%16.5%16.6%28.6%
Jun 152.8%2.1%2%3.9%5.5%5.1%6.2%11%16.5%16.5%28.6%
Jul 152.8%2.1%2%4%5.6%5%6.3%10.9%16.5%16.4%28.5%
Aug 152.8%2.1%2%4.1%5.6%5.1%6.4%10.8%16.3%16.6%28.3%
Sep 152.8%2.1%2%4.2%5.6%5.2%6.4%10.7%16.2%16.7%28.2%
Oct 152.9%2.1%2%4.3%5.6%5.2%6.4%10.8%16.1%16.6%28.1%
Nov 152.8%2%1.9%4.4%5.6%5.2%6.3%10.8%16.6%16.4%27.9%
Dec 152.8%2%2%4.4%5.6%5.1%6.2%11%16.7%16.2%28%
Feb 163%1.9%2.1%4.2%5.8%5.2%6%10.6%16.8%16.2%28.4%
Mar 163.2%2%2%4.4%6%5.1%6.1%10.5%16.4%16.2%28.1%
Apr 163.2%1.9%2%4.4%6%5.2%6.2%10.6%16.5%16%28%
May 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.4%6%5.3%6.2%10.7%16.2%15.8%28.3%
Jun 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.4%6.1%5.2%6.3%10.8%16.3%15.6%28.2%
Jul 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.5%6.2%5.1%6.4%10.7%16.3%15.5%28.3%
Aug 163.1%2%2.1%4.5%6.2%5.1%6.6%10.6%16.1%15.7%28.1%
Sep 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.6%6.2%5.3%6.6%10.4%15.9%15.7%28.1%
Oct 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.6%6.2%5.4%6.5%10.4%16%15.6%28.2%
Nov 163%1.9%2.1%4.6%6.1%5.3%6.4%10.5%16.3%15.5%28.2%
Dec 163%1.8%2.2%4.6%6.2%5.1%6.3%10.8%16.5%15.3%28.3%
Jan 172.9%1.8%2.3%4.5%6.2%5.3%6%10.9%16.5%15.6%28.1%
Feb 173%1.9%2.2%4.6%6.3%5.3%5.9%10.6%16.5%15.7%27.9%
Mar 173.2%2%2.2%4.9%6.8%5.1%6.1%10.4%16.1%15.7%27.6%
Other MultiplesSymbols and IndependentIcelandLidlAldiWaitroseThe CooperativeMorrisonsSainsbury'sAsdaTesco
Jan 152.7%1.9%2.2%3.5%4.9%5.2%5.9%11.1%16.7%16.9%29%
Feb 152.8%2%2.2%3.5%5%5.2%5.9%11%16.8%17%28.7%
Mar 152.9%2.1%2.1%3.7%5.3%5.1%6%10.9%16.4%17.1%28.4%
Apr 152.9%2%2.1%3.8%5.4%5.1%6%10.9%16.5%16.9%28.4%
May 152.8%2%2.1%3.9%5.4%5.2%6%10.9%16.5%16.6%28.6%
Jun 152.8%2.1%2%3.9%5.5%5.1%6.2%11%16.5%16.5%28.6%
Jul 152.8%2.1%2%4%5.6%5%6.3%10.9%16.5%16.4%28.5%
Aug 152.8%2.1%2%4.1%5.6%5.1%6.4%10.8%16.3%16.6%28.3%
Sep 152.8%2.1%2%4.2%5.6%5.2%6.4%10.7%16.2%16.7%28.2%
Oct 152.9%2.1%2%4.3%5.6%5.2%6.4%10.8%16.1%16.6%28.1%
Nov 152.8%2%1.9%4.4%5.6%5.2%6.3%10.8%16.6%16.4%27.9%
Dec 152.8%2%2%4.4%5.6%5.1%6.2%11%16.7%16.2%28%
Feb 163%1.9%2.1%4.2%5.8%5.2%6%10.6%16.8%16.2%28.4%
Mar 163.2%2%2%4.4%6%5.1%6.1%10.5%16.4%16.2%28.1%
Apr 163.2%1.9%2%4.4%6%5.2%6.2%10.6%16.5%16%28%
May 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.4%6%5.3%6.2%10.7%16.2%15.8%28.3%
Jun 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.4%6.1%5.2%6.3%10.8%16.3%15.6%28.2%
Jul 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.5%6.2%5.1%6.4%10.7%16.3%15.5%28.3%
Aug 163.1%2%2.1%4.5%6.2%5.1%6.6%10.6%16.1%15.7%28.1%
Sep 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.6%6.2%5.3%6.6%10.4%15.9%15.7%28.1%
Oct 163.1%1.9%2.1%4.6%6.2%5.4%6.5%10.4%16%15.6%28.2%
Nov 163%1.9%2.1%4.6%6.1%5.3%6.4%10.5%16.3%15.5%28.2%
Dec 163%1.8%2.2%4.6%6.2%5.1%6.3%10.8%16.5%15.3%28.3%
Jan 172.9%1.8%2.3%4.5%6.2%5.3%6%10.9%16.5%15.6%28.1%
Feb 173%1.9%2.2%4.6%6.3%5.3%5.9%10.6%16.5%15.7%27.9%
Mar 173.2%2%2.2%4.9%6.8%5.1%6.1%10.4%16.1%15.7%27.6%
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This statistic shows the market share of grocers in Great Britain (GB) monthly from January 2015 to March 2017. Tesco and Sainsbury's had the largest share over the period under consideration, holding 43.7 percent of the market together as of March 2017. Prior to the popularity of the discounters, the grocery retail market was dominated by the 'big four' supermarkets: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons. On the back of the economic recession and growing inflation, however, consumer behavior has shifted in favor of cheaper alternatives and discounter stores. The resulting 'price wars' has led to supermarkets lowering their prices and the highest share of food volume sales on promotion in Europe. Crucially, this has caused increased volatility in the grocery retail market and, as of January 2017, Aldi overtook the Co-operative to become the fifth largest supermarket in the United Kingdom.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
Great Britain
Survey time period
January 2015 to March 2017
Supplementary notes
Data refers to the previous 12 weeks to 1 February 2015
12 weeks to 1 March 2015
12 weeks to 26 April 2015.
12 weeks to May 24, 2015.
12 weeks to June 21, 2015.
12 weeks to July 19, 2015.
12 weeks to August 18, 2015.
12 weeks to September 13, 2015.
12 weeks to November 8, 2015.
12 weeks to December 6, 2015.
12 weeks to January 3, 2016.
12 weeks to January 31, 2016.
12 weeks to February 28, 2016.
12 weeks to March 27, 2016.
12 weeks to April 24, 2016.
12 weeks to May 22, 2016.
12 weeks to June 19, 2016.
12 weeks to July 17, 2016.
12 weeks to August 14, 2016.
12 weeks to September 11, 2016.
12 weeks to October 9, 2016.
12 weeks to November 6, 2016.
12 weeks to December 4, 2016.
12 weeks to January 29, 2017.
12 weeks to February 26, 2017.
12 weeks to March 26, 2017.

Market share data is based on all expenditure through main store tills, excludes petrol and instore concessions.

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