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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Supermarkets and UK grocery retailing market, its consumers and the major players who make up that market.
Shows you what consumers are spending their money on
How big is the market today and what is our 5 year forecast? Includes both best & worst case scenarios
What are the different segments within the market and how are those individual segments performing?
What are consumers looking for, what drives their buying habits and what are their main purchase influencers?
From iGen & Millennials to Baby Boomers & beyond. Who is spending money and what are they spending it on?
We gather our data from real-world consumers, selected to accurately reflect precise global demographics
What are the key players doing, what has been successful for them and what was their marketing spend?
What products were launched and how well were they perceived?
What happens next, which areas are likely to experience growth and what opportunities exist within the market?
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Nick Carroll, a leading analyst in Retail, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
“The supermarket sector is expected to return to growth for the first time in four years in 2017. However it is still a sector fighting against the grain of current shopping habits. Consumers continue to move to more fluid and frequent habits and the discounters continue to present a considerable thorn in the side of the leading players. There are green shoots, but the largest stores are still swimming against the tide of changing shopping habits.”
Senior Retail Analyst
Mintel has the answers you’re looking for
What are the key challenges facing the industry and how fast are its rates of growth? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?
The main focus of this Report is the supermarkets of the market
leaders – those stores in which people have historically done
their main shop. Combining market, company and our consumer
research data, we analyse why the shift away from supermarkets
has occurred, what the state of play is in 2017 and where the
sector is heading next.
The term ‘supermarket’ takes in a very broad selection of store
sizes. Tesco for example has stores ranging from 10,000-sqft
small high-street supermarkets to over 100,000-sq-ft
hypermarkets, with an average supermarket size of around
35,000 sq ft. Broadly speaking the unifier between these stores is
the ability to serve, first and foremost, a shopper’s main shop, or
primary, grocery needs. As size increases the range of non-foods
and other services such a store can accommodate increases,
with the trade-off being that the largest stores are usually located
outside of urban areas and often need a dedicated trip to visit. It is
these largest stores that have been most impacted by the trend to
smaller more frequent shopping habits.
Discounters are excluded from our definition of supermarkets
as, whilst often similar in size to the supermarkets of the
leading players, in reality they fall between the supermarket and
convenience sectors. Whilst touched upon in this Report, they are
covered in more detail in Mintel’s Food and Non-food Discounters
– UK, September 2017 Report.
Convenience retailing is covered in more detail in Mintel’s
Convenience Stores – UK, April 2017 Report but given the move
to more frequent shopping habits, encouraged and reinforced by
the growing c-store sector, and the impact on supermarkets it is
touched upon in this Report.
Online grocery retailing is still entwined with supermarket
operations as, in the case of store-based online operators, the
majority of orders are fulfilled at store level. However, the focus
of this Report is the store-based operations of supermarkets and
online is increasingly best thought of as its own channel and is
treated as such within this Report. For more detail on the online
grocery market see Mintel’s Online Grocery Retailing – UK, March