You are here:

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

Free download - Spotlight on Tesco Shoppers

Free download: Spotlight on Tesco shoppers

What do shoppers who use Tesco stores think about promotions when grocery shopping?

In this extract from our brand new Retailer Spotlights report, we look at:

  • Tesco shoppers’ perceptions of promotions when they are grocery shopping
  • How Tesco is working with suppliers to deliver effective promotions
  • The implications for Tesco suppliers 

To download 'Spotlight on Tesco shoppers' simply click on the link below and complete your details. 

Download our free research



Free download - 10 global online innovators

Free download: 10 global online innovators

Online grocery is growing fast, with different online models and retailers emerging globally

In this complimentary guide, we look at 10 highly innovative companies looking to change how people shop either in their own market, regionally or internationally, and give you five key action points to focus on

To download '10 global online innovators' simply click on the link below and complete your details. 

Download our free research



 

Free download - Discount shoppers - top trends

Free download: Discount shoppers - top trendsThe discount channel is set to double in value over the next four years. This complimentary guide will help you understand the behaviours, motivators and intentions of shoppers who use food discount and high street discount stores.

To download 'Discount shoppers - top trends' simply click on the link below and complete your details. 

Download our free research



Related information on IGD.com

Go to resource library

Online channel update

Sign up to our quarterly update and get the very latest online retail news and events from IGD delivered to your inbox.

View our in-depth retailer profiles here

In-depth retailer insight

Looking for information on a specific retailer? IGD Retail Analysis covers almost 200 retailers, with each profile regularly updated by our in-house analysts.

Convenience channel update

Sign up to our quarterly update and get a round-up of the biggest c-sector news and our most popular insight - delivered to your inbox.