Sainsbury's continues to make headway as other big retailers slip back

Sainsbury's store - image:Sainsbury's
Sainsbury's store - image:Sainsbury's

Supermarket Sainsbury's has continued to grow ahead of the market over the summer, growing sales by nearly 5 per cent.

Grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 18 August 2013 show that Sainsbury's now holds 16.5 per cent of the grocery market.

Market leader Tesco slipped from from 30.9 to 30.2 per cent of the market over the period, while Asda holds onto number two slot with 17.1 per cent market share. Morrison's meanwhile dropped back to 11.3 per cent.

Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl continue to grow at the larger retailers' expense, with the two discounters now accounting for nearly 7 per cent of the market.

The Co-operative has meanwhile reported a 1.1 per cent drop in food sales for the first half of this year. Profits from food slipped 1.3 per cent to £117 million.


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