Supermarket prices rising at fastest rate in 4 years

Postado Novembro 14, 2017

Tesco retains its position as United Kingdom market leader, with 28% share (up 2.3%), while all the rest of the "Big Four" all saw gains compared to previous year, with Sainsbury's up 2.3% (the retailer sits on 16.2% market share), Asda up 1.5% (15.3% market share) and Morrisons up 2.1% (10.4% market share).

The latest Kantar Worldpanel market share figures have found that Lidl is now the fastest growing United Kingdom supermarket for the fifth consecutive period in a row, with sales rising 15.1%. "Like-for-like grocery inflation now stands at 3.4 per cent - its highest level since November 2013".

Aldi's United Kingdom market share rose to 6.7% in the 12 weeks ended November 5 compared with 6.1% in the same period a year earlier, while Lidl increased its share to 5.1% from 4.6%, Kantar said.

"Volume sales have increased by less than 1 per cent, meaning its price rises keeping supermarket performance buoyant", said Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight, Kantar Worldpanel.

"With the average shop currently costing £18.26, consumers are now paying an extra 62 pence each time and over the course of a year it could add £143.70 to a typical family's grocery bill".

Aldi's sales in the 12 weeks grew 13% to 1.75 billion pounds ($2.29 billion), while Lidl's sales rose 15% to GBP1.34 billion.

Alongside its data on the rising price of supermarket shopping, Kantar's survey showed that German discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl continue their relentless assault on Britain's traditional big supermarkets, growing their total sales rapidly over the last quarter. The grocer's market share has grown 0.5 percentage points to 5.1 per cent. Asda and Morrisons followed with rises of 1.5% and 2.1% respectively.

Morrisons saw sales increase by 2.1 per cent, accompanied by a marginal fall in share - from 10.5 per cent previous year to 10.4 per cent during the latest quarter.

Ocado increased sales by 6.8 per cent, growing ahead of the overall online grocery market.