UK grocery retailing

Date : 16 June 2015
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?

  • IGD expects the UK grocery market to be worth £179.1bn in 2016, an increase of 0.6% on 2015
  • We forecast that the UK grocery market value will be worth £196.9bn in 2021, a 9.9% increase on 2016
  • The grocery market accounts for 50.2p in every £1 of UK retail sales 

 

What is the size of the UK grocery market?

Source: IGD UK Channel Opportunities: UK market and channel forecasts 2016 - 2021

What channels make up the UK grocery market?

 Source: IGD UK Channel opportunities: UK market and channel forecasts 2016-2021

  • Hypermarkets: Large format stores that sell a full range of grocery items and a substantial non-food range. Sales areas are typically 60,000 sq ft+
  • Supermarkets: Defined as food-focused stores with sales areas of between 3,000 and 60,000 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 seven grocery categories. Includes standalone forecourts with convenience stores
  • Discounters: Includes all sales through food discounters Aldi, Lidl and Netto and the grocery sales of the high street discounters such as Poundland and B&M
  • 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. All data is for calendar years.

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