Waitrose and discounters thriving

 
City A.M. Reporter
ISCOUNT supermarket Aldi saw year-on-year sales growth of a record 32.7 per cent in the 12 weeks to 15 September, according to new industry data, as upmarket rival Waitrose also upped market share.

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Waitrose achieved growth of 9.7 per cent year-on-year, Kantar Worldpanel said, well above market growth of 4.2 per cent.

But Tesco, which is almost a year and a half into its £1bn recovery plan, is still showing a year-on-year market share loss. Its sales increased 1.9 per cent in the 12 weeks to 15 September, year-on-year.

The latest sales figures gave Tesco a grocery market share of 30.2 per cent. J Sainsbury was the only one of the big four grocers to increase market share over the past year.