UK supermarkets enjoy great month, helped by Coronation and holiday

Aldi pushes ahead with trial of its first click-and-collect services in UK

Sparked by the Coronation and bank holiday weekend, British supermarkets saw a 12.3% boost in total till sales during the four weeks leading up to 20 May. That figure bettered sales from the previous reporting month by 2.6%, according to data from NIQ, formerly Nielsen. Own-label sales were the biggest driver, rising more than 14% […]

Lidl GB again increases hourly pay for store and warehouse colleagues

For the third time in the past year, Lidl GB has raised the wage rates of hourly colleagues to become the highest paying retailer for that group of workers among UK supermarkets. Nearly 25,000 store and warehouse employees will see pay increases from £11.00 to £11.40, including some who will see boosts as high as […]

Fast-charging Aldi surpasses 10% in UK supermarket share

Aldi continues to grow Deliveroo options as it heads towards Christmas

Tucked within Kantar Worldpanel’s latest report that food inflation has dipped a smidge to 17.3% is another nugget worthy of headlines: Aldi has reached double digits in market share in the UK. In its blazing run into the Big Four, Aldi now has cornered 10.1% of the market after a mindblowing 25% rise in the […]

Loyalty card discounts prove ‘win-win’ for shoppers, supermarket chains

What drives supermarket shoppers to buy certain products over others? In a tight economy, price often wins out over brand and even high quality. But one other factor appears to be driving sentiment and purchasing in 2023: loyalty card discounts. According to new data revealed by NielsenIQ (now NIQ), more than 50% of UK retail […]

Aldi noses out Lidl again to remain UK’s least expensive supermarket

One month ago, in an effort to save British consumers money at checkouts, Waitrose said it would be slashing prices on already reduced items. It has put an incredible £100m investment behind cost-saving initiatives, including fruit and vegetable areas. And yet, when Which? revealed its latest monthly numbers on the cost of the average supermarket shop […]