Non-specialized food stores (e.g., supermarkets) take up the lion’s share of the retail landscape in the UK. Predominantly food stores enjoyed an average annual sales volume above the 150 billion British pound mark for the last 15 years. While the pandemic caused a notable drop in the sales of food stores in 2020, the sector recovered in 2021 and saw over 176 billion British pounds in retail sales in that year. This was just short of 2019's record number over the measured period of time. Considering the predominant role supermarkets play in the UK retail sector, it should not come as a surprise that the top three retailers in the country are supermarket giants. Tesco sits at the top of that list, with 30 billion more in sales value than Amazon UK.
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