Saturday 27 May 2017

Supermarket wars: SuperValu and Tesco tied with 25pc market share each

SuperValu posts record retail sales. Pictured is the Supervalu store on Main St, Ballymun
SuperValu posts record retail sales. Pictured is the Supervalu store on Main St, Ballymun
The aisles of Tesco

Independent.ie reporters

SUPERMARKETS SuperValu and Tesco have 25pc market share each and are tied in first place, according to the latest figures from Kantor for the 12 weeks ending April.

“Over the past 12 weeks SuperValu and Tesco have each captured 25pc of the grocery market, with SuperValu battling to hold onto the number one position it claimed last month and Tesco aiming to recover lost ground," said David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel.

Among the big three retailers Dunnes has posted the strongest sales growth of 3.6pc, lifting its market share from 21.5pc to 22pc.

“One of the most interesting trends in the latest data is the slowing growth rate of both Aldi and Lidl," he added.

"While the 8.8pc growth posted by Aldi and 7.8pc for Lidl remains impressive, this is the first time since 2010 that both Aldi and Lidl have grown their sales by less than 10pc.”

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