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Matthew Hopkinson talks about the growth of supermarkets and discounters from 2010 to 2015 on BBC Radio 4's You & Yours Show

09 June 2016 by Noelle Ghanem

You have probably noticed on your local high street, the number of discount stores that has been rising steadily over the last 5 years. Big names on the high street are stuggling to compete. Are discounters taking over the 'Big 4' supermarkets? 

Listen to Matthew Hopkinson discuss, the growth in competition the main stream supermarkets have seen over the last 5 years and thus loss of market share as the discounters have opened up around them, on BBC You&Yours Radio 4:

  • How fast is the growth of discounters compared to the growth of supermarkets.
  • How the increase in store density ('people to store' ratio) affects supermarkets and discounters.
  • How challenging it is for new entrants in this incredibly tight market to succeed.

Click here and skip to 26:16 to hear the segment on the growth of Supermarkets and Discounters (2010 to 2015):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djv84

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