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PRICE wars between supermarkets are driving down the cost of food and other items, as stores fight for the attention of increasingly squeezed shoppers. Food was half a per cent cheaper last month than in September, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed this morning. Tesco has been pushing its “Big Price Drop”, while Asda’s “Price [...]
ASDA, which is owned by Walmart, yesterday reported a narrow 0.5 per cent like for like sales rise between 1 April and 30 June. The company said it was pinning its hopes for growth on its acquisition of 147 Netto stores. Asda said sales growth accelerated in the second quarter as its online price guarantee, [...]
MORRISONS has emerged as the current market share winner among the big four grocers as consumers look for savings in the tough economic environment. The grocer’s market share improved to 11.5 per cent in the 12 weeks to 4 September compared to 11.4 per cent in the comparable period last year, figures from Kantar Worldpanel [...]
BUDGET supermarket groups are growing sales faster than rivals in Britain’s grocery sector as cash-strapped shoppers battle to preserve their income by trading down, market research showed yesterday. Kantar Worldpanel said grocery sales rose 5.1 per cent year-on-year in the 12 weeks to 3 October, up from 4.5 per cent in the previous 12 week [...]
TESCO’S market share rose for the first time since November last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel market share data. For the 12 weeks to 15 May Tesco’s market share rose to 30.7 per cent, from 30.6 per cent. The only other retailer in the top four to increase its share was fourth-placed Morrisons. Its share [...]
SAINSBURY’S, the third largest supermarket by market share after Tesco and Asda, is expecting a rise in pre-tax profit by eight per cent to £659m when it reports on Wednesday. The top three chains have all dropped market share since April 2010, which suggests shoppers may be looking for cheaper alternatives such as Aldi and [...]
TWO months ago we looked at the impact of The Co-operative’s “good food within easy reach” advertising campaign that launched at the start of the year. We saw that it had had the effect of increasing perception scores for The Co-operative, taking it, almost overnight, from being below the average for the supermarket sector and [...]
LIDL UK managing director Frank-Michael Mros is understood to have stepped down from his post. According to reports in Germany, where Lidl is based, Mros, who replaced Marcel Oosterwijk last summer, stepped down from the post last week. Lidl declined to comment yesterday. His appointment was controversial as he was the previous boss of Germany [...]
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