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Dunnes stage fightback

Dunnes Stores is fighting back in the supermarket wars, lifting its share of the grocery market while rivals Tesco and SuperValue declined.

The latest supermarket industry figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, show Dunnes recorded a sales increase of 2.6pc to hold its 21.2pc share of the market for the 12 weeks ending 20 July.

Lidl and Aldi, meanwhile both continue to grow their share of the market. Lidl's share now stands at 8.4pc, while Aldi's is 8.3pc. Tesco remains the biggest grocery chain with 25.6pc of the market, Supervalue has a 24.7pc share, while Dunnes Stores has 21.2pc.