Spending on groceries reached £27.1 billion in the 12 weeks to 17th June – 2.1 per cent up on the same period last year, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
All the major players, except Sainsbury’s, increased sales, with the biggest increases coming from Ocado, Aldi and Lidl. These three, plus the Co-op, all gained market share.
Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “After a couple of difficult years for the supermarkets this sustained period of growth is welcome news. The latest figures largely pre-date the soaring temperatures and new-found optimism for England’s World Cup chances but with the nation spending over half a billion more in supermarkets this period compared with last year, it suggests that summer has already arrived for many.”
Grocery winners and losers
Total Till Roll – Consumer Spend 12 weeks to 17th June
Change on last year (%)
Symbols & independents -6.5
Total grocers 2.1
Source: Kantar Worldpanel