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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.
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Infographic - Supermarkets vs. Discounters Report (2010 - 2015)

08 June 2016 by Noelle Ghanem

A new report published today, looks at the growth of the supermarkets and the discounters from 2010 - 2015.

The report analyses growth by fascia and by town and identifies how and where the main stream supermarkets have seen growth in competition and thus loss of market share as the discounters have opened up around them.

Whilst the number of supermarkets grew by 33% in the last five years, the discounters have grown significantly faster at 52%.

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Competition in the grocery market continues to intensify as Iceland looks to roll out new concept stores

11 April 2016 by Mark Colgan

Iceland recently announced plans to open 25 Food Warehouse concept stores a year, in an attempt to take on rival discounters Aldi and Lidl. Currently there are 12 Food Warehouse locations across Great Britain:

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Infographic - Sainsbury's Bid for Home Retail Group

13 January 2016 by Mark Colgan

 

In light of Sainsbury's publishing a 22 page presentation which outlines their plans should they acquire Home Retail Group, we performed some analysis on the store numbers.

Using LocalDataIOnline, our Retail Location tool, we are able to see how many Argos stores have a Sainsbury's supermarket within a 200m radius and also which regions are likely to be most affected if an acquisition went ahead.

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How did our ‘shopping’ places change in 2015 and what can we expect to see in 2016?

04 January 2016 by Matthew Hopkinson

On New Year’s eve 2015 it is a good time to briefly reflect on what happened in 2015 and what these trends might point towards in 2016.

I believe that 2015 has been a positive year in many ways for many high streets, shopping centres and retail parks but sadly not for all. I would, however, say that for the majority they have seen the changes that one has hoped for and many have talked about.

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10 Key Findings from the Convenience Stores: The Inconvenient Truth Report

26 June 2015 by Mark Colgan

For those who haven't downloaded our latest report Convenience Stores Report "The Inconvenient Truth" we have put together a summary of the key findings here:

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What does the rise of the discounters tell us?

25 June 2015 by Matthew Hopkinson

Today we published a sequel to the report we wrote last month on the rise of the discounters versus the ‘big four’ supermarkets but this time we included all the major convenience stores including those of the supermarkets – so in a nutshell the full range of the grocery market. The headline results you may have seen in the Financial Times or heard on the BBC or indeed elsewhere as they make interesting reading!

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Why has convenience retail cooled in the UK’s shopping centres?

12 June 2015 by Matthew Hopkinson

Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting to the British Council of Shopping Centres North conference in a lovely hotel just outside Chester. The title given to the conference was ‘More for Less’ and I was asked to present on the title ‘Convenience is Cool’.

When I first thought about this my gut feeling was ‘yes- convenience retail (supermarkets, c-stores etc) have been expanding rapidly in shopping centres and in many cases have become the new anchor’. Further investigation of the data told me that I was right – if I was in 2013. However, as I sit and type in June 2015, I am wrong. Many people at the conference were also surprised by what I had to tell them based on LDC’s physical walking and analysis of the top 700 shopping centres.

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Supermarkets vs Discounters: Where are supermarkets most at risk from the rise of the discounters?

12 May 2015 by Local Data Company

Our latest report looks at the growth of the supermarkets and the discounters from 2010 - 2015. It analyses growth by fascia and by town and identifies how and where the main stream supermarkets have seen growth in competition and thus loss of market share as the discounters have opened up around them.

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Why did the supermarkets ignore the discounters until it was too late?

11 May 2015 by Local Data Company

Today we published a report titled: Supermarkets vs Discounters. Where are supermarkets most at risk from the rise of the discounters? Matthew Hopkinson has provided some commentary on the report as well as a high level overview to some of the findings. You can read the full post on Matthew's blog here.

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