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

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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%
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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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