Wednesday 13 October 2021

Grocery Sales Down, Prices Up; Tesco Outperforms Market

Take-home grocery sales fell by 1.2% over the 12 weeks to 3 October, partly because the reduced availability of petrol led to shoppers limiting the number of trips they made to supermarkets.

Despite the dip, the data from Kantar shows sales remain 8.1% higher than they were before the pandemic and every retailer recorded better sales compared with the same period in 2019.

NamNews Implications:
  • Key for suppliers to compare their sales with anticipatory Christmas shopping by cautious shoppers.
  • Despite relatively little share movement, worth comparing the detail re your business…
  • NB. the discounters are still an issue for Big Retail, despite counteracting moves by the mults…

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