November 13, 2018 / 9:25 AM / a month ago

UPDATE 1-Aldi, Lidl sales shine in Britain in pre-Christmas trading - Kantar Worldpanel

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    LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - German discounters Aldi
            and Lidl have entered the key Christmas period in
Britain with strong sales growth and market share gains from
their bigger rivals in the latest 12 week period, according to
industry data.
    Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday Aldi's
            sales rose 15.5 percent in the 12 weeks to Nov. 4,
while Lidl's were up 10.2 percent, taking their share of the UK
grocery market up to 7.6 percent and 5.5 percent respectively.
    Aldi's market share growth of 0.9 percentage points was the
highest year-on-year gain by any grocer in almost four years,
Kantar Worldpanel said.
    Unlike Britain's big four grocers - market leader Tesco
, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons
 - Aldi and Lidl are still opening new stores
aggressively.
    “Five years ago, just under half of British households were
visiting one of the discount retailers at least once in a 12
week period. This now stands at almost two-thirds, which is
reflected in their continued growth," said Fraser McKevitt,
Kantar Worldpanel's head of retail and consumer insight.
    Of Britain's big four Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons lost
share, while Asda's was flat.
    Sales at No. 3 player Asda, which in April agreed a 7.3
billion pounds ($9.4 billion) takeover by No. 2 Sainsbury's,
rose 2.6 percent. Tesco's sales increased by 0.4 percent and 
sales were up 1.5 percent at Morrisons. Sainsbury's was the
laggard with a 0.6 percent sales fall.
    Asda is scheduled to update on third quarter trading on
Thursday.
    Kantar Worldpanel said overall grocery sales in Britain
increased 2.6 percent, while grocery inflation was 1.8 percent.
Prices are rising fastest in markets such as cola, sparkling
wine and butter.
    
    Market share and sales growth (percent)
                  12 wks to     12 wks to     pct change
                  Nov 4, 2018   Nov 5, 2017   in sales
 Tesco            27.5          28.1          0.4
 Sainsbury's      15.8          16.3          -0.6
 Asda             15.3          15.3          2.6
 Morrisons        10.3          10.4          1.5
 Aldi             7.6           6.7           15.5
 Co-operative     6.3           6.1           5.1
 Lidl             5.5           5.1           10.2
 Waitrose         5.1           5.3           -1.0
 Iceland          2.1           2.0           5.0
 Ocado            1.1           1.1           4.3
 Source: Kantar Worldpanel
    ($1 = 0.7757 pounds)

 (Reporting by James Davey; editing by Kate Holton and Jane
Merriman)
  
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