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Sales at discounters Aldi and Lidl grew 15 per cent and 10 per cent respectively in the past year, data published this morning shows. On the day Sainsbury's posted its first loss in 10 years, that's significant. More on this story: Sainsbury's reports its first loss in a decade The figures, published by Kantar Worldpanel, [...]
In the never-ending quest for growth, for decades supermarkets held a major arsenal in their weaponry – land. But not any more. Sainsbury's today revealed it took a £682m writedown on its property portfolio in another sign the decades-long land grab by supermarkets has failed to pay off. Tesco's property writedowns run into the billions [...]
Rival German discounters continue to outpace the UK's "big four" in the supermarket wars with ambitious plans for expansion five times the rate of Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, and Asda combined. While Tesco and Morrisons have been forced to shutter stores in the midst of declining sales and squeezed margins, Aldi and Lidl have submitted plans [...]
Aldi is planning to open a further eight stores in Greater London this year, creating 600 new jobes, as part of the supermarket's plans to double its presence around the UK. The new stores will be in Enfield, South Norwood, Tooting and Coulson. It will also open in Ewell, Surrey; Dartford in Kent and Essex [...]
Aldi has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK's sixth biggest supermarket. The budget supermarket, which has recorded double-digit sales growth for the past four years, now has 5.3 per cent of the country's spend on groceries, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Waitrose is still in growth – in fact just one of three to see [...]
Discount retailer Aldi looks set to outpace the big four this year as it ramps up plans for further expansion by opening 60 new stores in the UK this year. While the chain opened its first UK outlet 25 years ago, it was not until the onset of the financial crisis – and the subsequent [...]
Tesco's return to growth is stealing market share from Asda, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. The sector as a whole is still hugely competitive: the grocery price war has driven supermarket deflation to a record level of 1.6 per cent for the 12 weeks to March 1. Kantar estimated that this had [...]
We've had luxury wine, scallops and lobsters. Now Aldi is offering British customers Wagyu burgers – one of the most expensive types of beef – at knock down prices. For a limited time only the discount grocer will sell the premium products, made from New Zealand grass-fed cattle – for £2.99 for two. In [...]
Discounters Aldi and Lidl now account for more than 10 per cent of the UK's grocery sales, taking £1 in every £9.31 spent at supermarkets in the last three months. The German retailers' combined market share stood at 10.7 per cent for the 12 weeks to January 31, up from 9.3 per cent last [...]
Discount supermarkets could be partly responsible for Tesco's plans to close 43 unprofitable stores in the UK – with the vast majority of struggling stores located near a low-price alternative. In a bid to change the fortunes of the struggling supermarket, Tesco's new chief executive Dave Lewis announced the store closures yesterday, saying the decision was [...]
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