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UK Grocery Retailing

- What is the size of the UK grocery market?
- What channels make up the UK grocery market?

What is the size of the UK grocery market?

  • The UK grocery market was worth £174.5 billion in the year to April 2014, an increase of 2.8% on 2013
  • IGD forecast that the UK grocery market value will be worth £203.0bn in 2019, an 16.3% increase on 2014
  • The grocery market's share accounts for 54.5p in every £1 of UK retail spending 

What is the size of the UK grocery market?

Data is year to April. Source: IGD UK Grocery: Market and channel forecasts 2014-2019
 

What channels make up the UK grocery market?

What channels make up the UK grocery market?

Data is year to April. Source: IGD UK Grocery: Market and channel forecasts 2014-2019

  • Hypermarkets and superstores: Large format stores that sell a full range of grocery items and typically a substantial non-food range. Hypermarkets have a sales area of 60,000 sq ft +, superstores are 25-60,000 sq ft.
  • Small supermarkets: Defined as food-focused stores with sales area of 3-25,000 sq ft.
  • Convenience stores: Stores with a sales area of less than 3,000 sq ft, which are open for long hours and sell products from at least eight different grocery categories. Examples include SPAR, the Co-operative Group and Londis.
  • Discounters: Includes all sales through food discounters Aldi and Lidl (and Netto until December 2010) and the grocery sales of the main high street discounters such as Poundland and 99p Stores.
  • Other retailers: Includes stores with a sales area of less than 3,000 sq ft, typically newsagents, off-licences, some forecourts and food specialists, such as butchers and bakeries. This channel also includes the grocery sales of predominantly non-food retailers such as department stores.
  • Online: Internet orders placed at grocers and online food specialists for home delivery and customer collection.

Market data includes VAT and excludes fuel sales

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