Supermarkets - UK - November 2018
“The supermarket sector is growing once more, but this growth has not been enough to stem the tide of spending moving away from large-format stores. This decade has seen unprecedented change in both how grocery shoppers behave and how the sector is structured. Consolidation, on both the retail and supply side, has occurred in recent years and the impending merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s will only intensify this and create a duopoly in the UK grocery sector, with two chains holding almost half the market. With the pressures on the big four not solved solely by increasing scale, further structural change is only likely moving forward.”
– Nick Carroll, Senior Retail Analyst
This report looks at the following areas:
The Asda and Sainsbury’s merger: 2+3=1?
What does the future of supermarkets look like?
Waste not, want not: Where do supermarkets sit in the fight against food waste?