FDBusiness.com

Summer Sun Heats Up the Irish Grocery Market

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé Inaugurates New Nescafé Dolce Gusto Production in Vietnam Nestlé has inaugurated a new Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsule production line in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. The site will process an expected 2,500 tons of coffee per year (equivalent to 130 million capsules), using high quality coffee beans from Vietnam. This volume is expected to increase in the coming years. The investment reflects Nestlé’s clear focus on high-growth, [...]...
  • Pink Lemonade Yogurt? Arla Brings Indulgence to New Markets Arla Foods is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range being launched in Denmark and the UK. Meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish, Ihana was launched through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design. Indulgence is one of the few areas in growth within [...]...
  • Process Components Announces Kemutec Expansion into Netherlands Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Netherlands. The move forms a key part of its global strategy to extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs. Kemutec has more than three decades’ worth of heritage in [...]...
  • Packaging Automation Supports the Reduction in Plastic Packaging Waste With the launch of the UK Plastics Pact to address the impact plastic waste is having on the environment, retailers and manufacturers are more conscious of single use and non-recyclable plastics and want to cater for the green consumer. The industry is turning to various kinds of eco-friendly packaging with the aim of reducing plastic [...]...
  • Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in [...]...

Summer Sun Heats Up the Irish Grocery Market

Summer Sun Heats Up the Irish Grocery Market
July 05
09:10 2018

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 17 June 2018, reveal that the soaring temperatures have increased sales of summer grocery favourites by 9% – ahead of the overall market at 2.1%.  This surge in summer essentials, such as sun care products and ice cream, has boosted the Irish grocery sector to the tune of €27 million.

David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “With hot, sunny weather comes barbequing, sunbathing and socialising – and this has had its impact on the grocery market.  Sales of ice cream, barbeque foods and sun care products have rocketed by 12%, 10% and 8% respectively compared to this time last year.  Alcoholic drinks have also experienced a surge in demand – cider has seen impressive growth of 14% and beers and lagers are up 5%.  The influence of the hot weather on sales of summer essentials looks even more impressive when you compare this to overall market growth at 2.1%.”

David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel.

Tesco has continued its recent strong run of form, experiencing sales growth of 3.7%. David Berry continues: “Tesco remains the leader of the pack among the retailers, increasing its market share to 22.4% – a jump of 0.3 percentage points.  Over the past 12 weeks, 1.3 million customers chose to shop at Tesco – the highest reach of all the retailers.  Although the grocer has not notably increased this shopper base compared to this time last year, Tesco has encouraged customers to add an extra item to their baskets every time they shop – upping their average spend by 80c to €25.50.”

In second position, SuperValu has captured 21.8% of Irish shoppers’ grocery spend, experiencing sales growth of 0.1%.  The retailer continues to have a loyal customer following, with consumers shopping more frequently at SuperValu stores.  Dunnes Stores has also performed well – the retailer posted sales growth of 2.6% and has increased its market share by 0.1 percentage points.  The grocer’s success has come from encouraging shoppers to up the value of their baskets to an average of €42.60 – an increase of over €2.50 compared to this time last year.

Meanwhile, Lidl holds market share of 11.7% – its highest since October 2017.  With sales growth of 2.4%, Aldi has upped its share to 11.4%.  The two grocers have performed particularly well in Munster, where they continue to challenge the other major retailers.

Total Take Home Grocery – Consumer Spend 12 weeks ending
18 June 2017
12 weeks ending
17 June 2018
% Change in Value Sales
%* %* %
Total Outlets 100.0 100.0 2.1%
Total Multiples 88.9 89.0 2.2%
SuperValu 22.3 21.8 0.1%
Tesco 22.1 22.4 3.7%
Dunnes 21.6 21.7 2.6%
Lidl 11.6 11.7 2.1%
Aldi 11.3 11.4 2.4%
Other Outlets** 11.1 11.0 1.3%

 

*Percentage share of Total Grocers

**Includes stores such as M&S, Boots, Spar, Centra, Greengrocers, Butchers and Cross Border shops ​

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
  • September 27, 2018Int'l Fruit Show (eurofruit)
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements