Market Share

Easter eggs and hot cross buns helped boost grocery sales

Confectionery sales sweeten grocery market

By Gwen Ridler

Confectionery sales over Easter have helped boost the UK grocery market by £1bn in the first 12 weeks of this year, leading to an overall market growth of 3.7%.

The recovery in Tesco's fortunes is likely to put Sainsbury under pressure

Multiple retailers begin bounce back

By Rick Pendrous

Despite the persistence of deflation in the sector, the prospects for the UK multiple grocery market remain reasonably sound, according to a statement issued by investment firm Shore Capital towards the end of last month.

Carlsberg will continue to drive value and focus on brand development

Carlsberg loses market share in the UK

By Michelle Perrett

Carlsberg, the Danish brewer, has reported that UK sales for the six months to June 30 remained flat. Its UK volumes declined and the company lost market share as it expected, it said.

Almost 1M more people visited the discounters this Christmas

Discounters enjoy good Christmas while big four suffer

By Laurence Gibbons

The discount retailers Aldi and Lidl enjoyed a boost in sales over Christmas, while the big four suffered in a market that saw sales fall by 0.2%, according to figures released by Kantar Worldpanel today (January 12).

Morrisons has grown its market share for the first time since 2011

Morrisons boasts largest sales growth of big four

By Nicholas Robinson

Morrisons boss David Potts has boosted the ailing retailer’s sales and market share for the first time since December 2011, after heading the business for just four months.   

Morrisons sales showed signs of recovery for the first time in 18 months, Kantar Worldpanel claimed

Loyal shoppers help end Morrisons’ bad run

By Rod Addy

Morrisons sales have risen for the first time in 18 months, bucking the trend among the top four UK supermarkets, while discounters Aldi and Lidl keep growing, Kantar Worldpanel claims. 

Fevzi-Hunt (far left) at the ribbon cutting for the new site

Alpro’s biggest challenges during £28.5M expansion

By Laurence Gibbons

Managing growing market share and multiple suppliers were the biggest challenges Alpro faced when constructing its new £28.5M production facility at its existing Burton Latimer site, near Kettering.

There are signs that Tesco's recovery is damaging some rivals

Tesco stirs again as incomes rise, says expert

By Rod Addy

Tesco is reawakening as incomes rise and volume sales start to rise in the UK grocery market, according to Clive Black, director and head of research at Shore Capital.

Lidl has seen its market share rise to a record 3.6%

Aldi and Lidl’s market share hits all-time high

By Laurence Gibbons

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl are continuing to win sales and have seen their market share hit new records, at the expense of Tesco and Morrisons, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Kerry's sales growth was hit by the horsemeat scandal and hot weather

Kerry’s results dented by horsemeat crisis

By Michael Stones

Horsemeat and hot weather reduced Kerry’s sales growth in ready meals last year, according to its preliminary results for the year to December 31 2013.

Warburtons slices prices to maintain market share

Warburtons slices prices to maintain market share

By Ben Bouckley

Despite rising wheat and energy prices, Warburtons says it was forced to keep a check on bread prices and increase promotions during 2010 to “maintain its market share”.


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