UK Grocery Market Share

The market share of leading supermarkets, in the UK grocery market industry.

UK supermarket market share

The UK supermarket industry often make a popular data response question.

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The five firm concentration ratio for the industry is 66% – a case of an oligopoly.

  1. Tesco – 23%
  2. Asda 13%
  3. Sainsbury’s 13%
  4. Morrisons 12%
  5. Co-op 5%
  6. Marks & Spencers – 5%
  7. Waitrose – 4%
  8. Iceland – 2%
  9. Lidl – 2%
  10. Somerfield – 2%
  11. Aidl – 1%
  12. internet – 3%
  13. Others – 14%

Tesco is the leading UK grocery store, but its market share has fallen from 25% in 2009.

 

Historical market Share over the years

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Why is data slightly different? Perhaps a slightly different way of defining the grocery market. Is is market share of supermarkets or any kind of place to buy food, e.g. petrol stations?

Tesco

 

  • 1971, 7.2%
  • 1974, 8.6%
  • 1977, 8.3%
  • 1978, 12.4%
  • 1982, 14.3%
  • 1984, 11.9%
  • 1986, 13.4%
  • 1987  12.0%
  • 1988, 14.8%
  • 1990, 15.7%
  • 1992, 17.2%
  • 1993, 18.0%
  • 1994, 18.3%
  • 1995, 20.8%
  • 1996, 21.5%
  • 1997, 22.6%
  • 1998, 23.0%
  • 1999  23.7%
  • 2000, 25.0%
  • 2001  25.2%
  • 2002, 25.9%
  • 2003, 27.0%
  • 2004, 28.0%
  • 2005, 30.4%
  • 2006, 31.1%
  • 2007, 31.3%
  • 2008, 31.1%
  • 2009, 30.7%
  • 2010, 30.6%
  • 2011, 30.4%
  • 2012, 29.7%

Sainsbury

  • 1970 6.1%
  • 1973 7.0%
  • 1976 7.7%
  • 1978 10.6%
  • 1982 14.5%
  • 1984, 11.6%
  • 1987, 12.3%
  • 1988, 14.5%
  • 1990, 16.3%
  • 1992, 19.5%
  • 1993, 19.6%
  • 1994, 20.0%
  • 1995, 19.1%
  • 1996, 19.7%
  • 1997, 19.6%
  • 1998, 19.0%
  • 1999, 18.2%
  • 2000, 17.9%
  • 2001, 17.8%
  • 2002, 17.1%
  • 2003, 16.2%
  • 2004, 15.7%
  • 2005, 15.9%
  • 2006, 16.2%
  • 2007, 16.3%
  • 2008, 16.2%
  • 2009, 16.3%
  • 2010, 16.6%
  • 2011, 16.3%
  • 2012, 16.6%

Asda

  • 1970  1.5%
  • 1973  2.5%
  • 1976  4.7%
  • 1978  6.3%
  • 1980  8.0%
  • 1982  9.3%
  • 1984, 7.2%
  • 1987  7.2%
  • 1988, 7.9%
  • 1990, 9.4%
  • 1992, 9.4%
  • 1993, 9.5%
  • 1994, 9.9%
  • 1995, 10.7%
  • 1996, 11.8%
  • 1997, 12.5%
  • 1998, 13.0%
  • 1999, 13.2%
  • 2000, 14.1%
  • 2001  14.7%
  • 2002  16.1%
  • 2003, 16.2%
  • 2004, 16.6%
  • 2005, 16.5%
  • 2006, 16.6%
  • 2007, 16.7%
  • 2008, 17.0%
  • 2009, 17.0%
  • 2010, 16.9%
  • 2011, 17.1%
  • 2012, 17.2%

Co-op

  • 1915, 18 – 20%
  • 1939, 14.1%
  • 1965, 35.0%
  • 1980, 9.0%
  • 1987, 7.6%
  • 1989, 7.6%
  • 1990, 8.2%
  • 1991, 8.1%
  • 1992, 7.6%
  • 1993, 6.9%
  • 1994, 6.6%
  • 1995, 6.5%
  • 1996, 6.1%
  • 1997, 5.9%
  • 1998, 4.7%
  • 1999, 6.2%
  • 2000, 5.4%
  • 2001, 5.0%
  • 2003, 5.2%
  • 2004, 5.0%
  • 2007, 4.7%
  • 2008, 8.1% inc S’field
  • 2009, 7.7% inc S’field
  • 2010, 6.6% inc S’field

In 2010, total UK supermarket sales totalled  £150.8 billion.

Between 1972 and 2010 er capita real spending on food has therefore risen by 83.8% over this period, an annual rise of 1.6%.

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