UK supermarket like-for-like Christmas sales in the UK 2016-2017

This statistic presents a comparison of like-for-like Christmas sales of nine supermarkets in the United Kingdom in 2016 and 2017. The data was collected from Christmas trading results and shows varying rates of growth in like-for-like sales. The comparison shows that like-for-like Christmas sales have decreased for the majority of UK supermarkets in this dataset. Ssales of Magestic Wine and Waitrose for example decreased by 6.2 percent and and 1.3 percent respectively. However, the data shows that the like-for-like sales of Asda increased by 8.6 percent from 2016 to 2017.

The reporting periods vary per supermarket chain. Exact time periods are shown in 'more information'.

Comparison of like-for-like Christmas sales in supermarkets in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016 and 2017, by supermarket chain

Majestic Wine7.5%1.3%
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Release date

January 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

23/09/2016 to 01/01/2018

Special properties

UK sales

Supplementary notes

* For Aldi andTotal sales growth figures rather than like-for-like growth.

Data taken from trading statements.

Reporting periods vary per retailer. End of reporting periods are shown in brackets. Asda - 'Christmas' (Not known)
Booker - 16 weeks (29/12/2017)
Greggs - 52 weeks (30/12/2017)
Majestic wine - 10 weeks (01/01/2018)
Morrisons - 10 weeks (07/01/2017)
Nisa - 10 weeks (31/12/2017)
Sainsbury's - 15 weeks (06/01/2017)
Tesco - 6 weeks (06/01/2017)
Waitrose - 6 weeks (30/12/2017)

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