FDBusiness.com

Irish Grocery Spend Continues to Rise as Record Numbers Shop at Lidl

 Breaking News
  • UK Bottled Water Sales Top 4 Billion Litres For First Time Last year’s hot summer boosted UK water drinks consumption by more than 7% to 4,267 million litres, according to a new report from food and drink experts Zenith Global. This was worth an estimated £3.330 billion at retail prices. Sales of plain bottled water in retail packs increased by 7.9% to 3.4 billion litres, whilst [...]...
  • Morrisons Signs Up to Arla UK 360 Farm Standards Programme Arla Foods’s new farming standards programme Arla UK 360 continues to gain traction as Morrisons becomes the first retailer to commit to supporting the standards across its entire Arla milk supply. The move means approximately 200 Arla farmer owners will be directly supported by Morrisons to deliver across the eight farm business areas identified in [...]...
  • Vitafoods Europe 2019 – Guiding the Industry to a More Sustainable Future As environmental awareness reaches new heights and the world’s population continues to rise, the issue of providing sustainable foods which also offer a high nutritional value is set to grow, in both importance and complexity, over the next decade. It is with these considerations in mind that Vitafoods Europe 2019 has developed its agenda. The [...]...
  • Nordzucker to Invest €100 Million in Swedish Sugar Production Nordzucker Group will concentrate its sugar production in Sweden at its factory in Örtofta and as part of this process the refinery at Arlöv will be closed. Around €100 million will be invested in the strategy. The project is expected to be completed in autumn 2021. Based at Braunschweig in Germany, Nordzucker Group is one [...]...
  • FrieslandCampina Plans to Build a Sustainable Dairy Processing Plant International dairy co-operative Royal FrieslandCampina is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands. The plant is intended for the processing of member milk into fresh dairy products, ingredients used for the production of early life and adult nutrition, and for cheese manufacturing. It would be built according to [...]...

Irish Grocery Spend Continues to Rise as Record Numbers Shop at Lidl

Irish Grocery Spend Continues to Rise as Record Numbers Shop at Lidl
June 10
11:52 2016

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 22 May 2016, show a strong sales boost for the grocery market with sales increasing by 4.0% compared with last year.

David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, explains: “Consumers are making more frequent visits to supermarkets, averaging an additional four trips in the latest 12 weeks compared with last year and driving volume growth across the market. Coupled with increased prices this means that the average household is spending an additional €50 on groceries this year, amounting to an extra €89 million for the market.

Each of Ireland’s five main retailers has seen sales either flat or growing on the year prior this period. At Tesco, sales remain in line with last year, with market share just 0.3 percentage points behind SuperValu at 22.4%. Tesco has managed to recruit an additional 10,000 shoppers on last year, with more than 80% of households visiting one of its stores in the latest 12 weeks. This is the first growth in footfall for Tesco in 10 periods, suggesting its investment in keeping prices down may be starting to pay off.

David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel.

David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel.

David Berry continues: “Lidl continues to post impressive sales growth as more consumers choose to shop with the retailer – a record 72.4% of all Irish households shopped in a Lidl store in the last quarter, widening the gap between it and rival discounter Aldi. Sales growth for Aldi stands at 2.4% in the latest quarter – a positive step up from the previous results for April and an early sign that sales growth might be starting to improve again.”

SuperValu remains in positive growth, increasing sales by 2.9% on last year – the tenth consecutive period of growth for the retailer. This has enabled the retailer to maintain number one position in Ireland for the eighth month in a row, with a 22.7% share of the market, though this share is 0.2 percentage points lower than this time in 2015.

Dunnes Stores was one of only two retailers to perform ahead of the market this month, with sales growing by 8.0% as shoppers continue to up their spend with the retailer – the average spend at Dunnes is now €37.20, compared to a national average of €21.80. Sales first began to grow at Dunnes in January 2014, meaning that the retailer has now enjoyed 19 periods of constant sales growth.

The grocery market inflation stands at 2.3%† for the 12 week period ending 22 May 2016.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements