FDBusiness.com

SuperValu is Ireland’s New Number One Supermarket

 Breaking News
  • Lantmännen Expands its Oats Capacity Lantmännen, the Nordic region´s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products, has signed an agreement with Tate & Lyle, the UK-based global food and beverage ingredients and solutions provider, for the acquisition of a production facility in Sweden. The acquisition gives Lantmännen opportunities to expand its oats capacity and invest in additional processing of [...]...
  • UK Food and Drink Exports Growth Slow to a Crawl in 2018 The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published analysis showing that food and drink exports have increased by only 2.5% to £22.6 billion from January–December 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, down from 9.7% growth in the previous year. This slower growth was seen in both exports to EU markets, up 4.3% in [...]...
  • AB InBev Changes Name in the UK AB InBev has changed the name in of its UK and Irish business to Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I and opened a new London headquarters. Now under the guidance of new president Paula Lindenberg, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has been growing by double-digits in the UK in recent years. In addition to Budweiser, the brands portfolio [...]...
  • New Global Chief at Pilgrim’s Pride Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a worldwide leader in poultry and prepared foods and the owner of Northern Ireland-based Moy Park, has appointed Jayson Penn, formerly President of Pilgrim’s USA, to succeed Bill Lovette, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pilgrim’s Pride. Bill Lovette will remain available to provide strategic advisory services to the company through [...]...
  • Mondelēz International Partners With Food Business Incubator Mondelēz International has announced a partnership with The Hatchery Chicago, a non-profit food business incubator, as it ramps up its innovation efforts to lead the future of snacking. The partnership is one of several investments the company is making as part of SnackFutures, the company’s innovation and venture hub aimed at unlocking snacking growth opportunities [...]...

SuperValu is Ireland’s New Number One Supermarket

SuperValu is Ireland’s New Number One Supermarket
April 16
10:11 2015

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 29 March, show a change at the top with SuperValu becoming Ireland’s largest grocery retailer.

David Berry, Director at Kantar Worldpanel, explains: “One of the key rules in driving sales growth is that you need to broaden your appeal to attract new consumers to your brand. SuperValu has consistently achieved this with eighteen consecutive periods of footfall growth increasing its shopper numbers by 63,000. Undoubtedly one of the key milestones in helping SuperValu move to the top of the pile was the acquisition of the Superquinn business in July 2011. Rebranding the 24 Superquinn stores under the SuperValu banner in February 2014 led to an immediate jump in market share from 20% to 25.1%. More importantly, SuperValu’s performance within Dublin improved dramatically as its market share more than doubled from 9.5% to 22.2% today.”

Tesco’s story is one of mixed performance. Sales are down year on year and as a result market share has dipped from 25.9% to 24.7%. While Tesco will be disappointed to have lost its number one position, there are some positive signs for the retailer. It has not lost shoppers since this time last year and its customers are making the same number of shopping trips with increased average basket sizes – the most positive results for these metrics in more than two years. This points to an interesting battle over the coming months as SuperValu looks to remain in the top spot while Tesco aims to regain its advantage.

Dunnes has continued to enjoy healthy growth, with a 4.9% sales increase improving its market share to 22.7%. This has been fuelled by larger baskets, with two additional items included in each average trip, and can be linked to the retailer’s ‘Shop and Save’ voucher campaign which incentivised shoppers to spend more on each visit. The performance of both Aldi and Lidl has remained impressive with sales growth of 11.1% and 9.7% respectively. Aldi has successfully recruited new shoppers to its stores, while Lidl shoppers are returning to the retailer more often.

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