Aldi puts on strong growth as low and high ends of grocery market make gains

Budget grocery chain Aldi now has 10 per cent more UK shoppers than a year ago, according to retail analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

The German-headquartered retailer has shown annual growth of 27 per cent, and intends to open a further 40 UK stores in 2013, bringing its total to over 500 outlets.

Kantar's latest grocery share figures for the 12 weeks ending 25 November show Sainsbury's was again the top performer of the big four, with year-on-year growth of 4.7 per cent.

Its market share rose slightly to nearly 17 per cent, while that of fourth-placed Morrisons fell back further.


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