“HAVEN’T THEY ALL DONE WELL”
EDWARD GARNER, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, TNS WORLDPANEL, comments:
“The latest TNS Worldpanel grocery market share figures published today, for the 12 weeks ending 10 September 2006, continue to show buoyant sales (up 6% year-on-year) for the grocery sector, helped by increased prices for fresh produce and bread.
Sainsbury continues its strong run with a growth rate of 8% for the second period running – if this continues then Sainsbury should see even higher market share at Christmas – traditionally a strong trading period for this retailer.
Morrisons are now firmly out of the doldrums with another period of real sales growth of 4% although this will have to increase above the current market growth of 6% if we are to see its share increase from the current level of 11%.
The recovery of the two historically weaker retailers hasn’t prevented Tesco adding another 1.3 share points year-on-year – the brunt of the suffering is being borne by Kwik Save which has all but disappeared.
Waitrose has achieved a record share of 3.9% for this period as recent acquisitions are consolidated into the portfolio.
Of the Discounters, the strongest performance is currently coming from Aldi thanks to store extensions and acquisitions. “