Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Doesn't really tell you much

From the Telegraph

In the latest blow to the troubled supermarket, Tesco ranked at the bottom of a list of eight grocery chains that included, in ascending order, the Co-operative, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Marks and Spencer and Waitrose in the top spot.

Market share chart

Statistic: Market share of grocery stores in Great Britain for the 12 weeks ending March 29, 2015 | Statista
Find more statistics at Statista The co-op seems to be in the most trouble.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Fair enough. I personally quite like Tesco and all things considered, prefer them to other supermarkets, but I wouldn't consider myself in any way 'loyal' to them. Tesco never really had they own particular quasi-niche.

I mean FFS, this is all hokum, it is Indian Bicycle Marketing and supermarkets are 99% the same, the differences are imagined more than real.

The Stigler said...


They all sell Heinz Baked Beans, and their own brand baked beans, Walls ice cream, Walkers crisps. The variations tend to be at the margins. You might be able to get upmarket chocolates in Waitrose, but will struggle in Asda.

More than anything I use the local Waitrose because it's my nearest store and I prefer medium-sized stores rather than the huge Tesco store. But we've used various places over the years and can't knock any of them. The only shops out of that list that I avoid are the co-op because the one near us is incompetently run, with lots of things always out of stock and poorly trained staff.

Bayard said...

"supermarkets are 99% the same,"

Yeah, I thought that, until a traffic jam (filming going on at the castle) meant that I had to do my weekly shop at Tesco instead of Lidl. Finding an old Lidly till receipt in the bottom of my shopping bag I was able to do a price comparison and found that Tesco were about 10% more expensive.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, for sure, which adds a few quid to the cost of your weekly shop. It's just that more people are happy to pay a few quid extra a week to shop at Tesco rather than Lidl.

Bayard said...

Can't think why, Lidl have much nicer bread...