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Our annual Supermarkets, Discounters and Convenience Stores report is now available!

22 March 2018 by Sarah Phillips

This annual report looks at the grocery sector across the Big 4 supermarkets, discounters (Aldi, Lidl, Home Bargains etc) and convenience stores over five years (2012 - 2017), with a focus on changes over 12 months from January 2017 - January 2018.

True to our company mission at LDC, to 'share knowledge to create better places' we are providing this report free of charge, you can access the report here.

Three key takeaways:

  • The growth of discount stores has been slowing since a peak of +297 in 2014.
  • The Big 4 Supermarkets are back to growth after Morrisons closures in 2016 sent the overall figure into decline.
  • The number of convenience stores has increased by 17% in the five years from 2012

This report also features

  • Data on the Big 4 and their long-term growth over the past 5 years.
  • Data on the discounters, including Aldi, Lidl, Poundland, Iceland, Farmfoods and others, including locations which are gaining and losing numbers of stores.
  • Data on convenience store fasciae growth.
  • CAGR figures for supermarkets, discounters and convenience stores, comparing the past 12 months to the past 5 years.
  • Insight on the premium grocery brands, Waitrose, M&S and Whole Foods Market and the independent sector.
  • A view on market trends, including the recycling of vacant units into grocery stores, concession trends for supermarkets and a look at Amazon's activity in this sector.
  • Case studies on Yorkshire and the Humber and the Tesco/Booker deal.
  • Commentary and insights from thought leaders in retail including Clive Black, Head of Research at Shore Capital Markets, Steve Leach, Sales Director at Nisa, Richard Lim, CEO of Retail Economics, Richard Hyman, Founder of richardtalksretail and others.

Click here to download your copy.

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