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Grocery market growth year-on-year in Great Britain 2010-2019

In the three months leading up to November 3, 2019, the grocery market in Great Britain grew by one percent compared to the same period a year earlier. Compared to the growth during the last three years this constitutes a moderate increase. The entire grocery market amounted to 193.6 billion British pounds in 2019. Compared to the prior year it had increased by over three billion pounds.

Market shares of grocery stores

As of May 2020, the four most important players on the grocery market were Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, and Asda. While Morrisons share of the market was just over ten percent, both Asda as well as Sainsbury’s were able to claim around fifteen percent. The market leader Tesco had a share of over a quarter of the market, despite the companies’ market share falling since 2015. The next big company, Aldi was still over two percent away from overtaking Morrisons.

Sales channels

The most relevant grocery sales channels measured by generated monetary value are supermarkets and convenience stores. Hypermarkets and discounters, smaller channels in comparison, still surpass online sales. However, the number of people who tried ordering groceries online had reached thirty percent in 2019. It is very likely that the online channel will grow in relevance.

Percentage growth of total grocery market in Great Britain from November 2010 to November 2019*

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Data compares growth year-on-year for the 12 week periods to each given date in November.

Figures for 2010 to 2018 can be found in previous press releases published by Kantar.
Grocery market consists of all grocery retailers including multiples, symbols and independents.

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