Belfast Telegraph

Lidl and Aldi see sales surge

By Josie Clarke

Discounters Lidl and Aldi have grown at their fastest rate since 2015, as inflation helped the market to its best performance in more than three years.

The two grocers reached a joint record market share of 12%, as inflation cost families an extra £27 on groceries over the past 12 weeks, Kantar Worldpanel figures show.

Aldi and Lidl saw sales grow 19.2% year on year, as 62% of the UK population shopped in either of them over the past three months.

That is up from 58% this time last year and an additional 1.1 million households.

Iceland also grew well ahead of the market, increasing sales by 8.6% and attracting 380,000 more shoppers to boost its share to 2.2%.

Overall, sales grow by 3.8% year on year, the market's best performance since September 2013.

All 10 grocers researched saw sales increase, boosted by higher prices as inflation continues, Kantar said.

Belfast Telegraph