Martin Flanagan: Aldi ups the pressure on big four
The market has noted the successive quarters of like-for-like sales recovery at Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s after a lengthy malaise.
The previous chronic drift, softened a little now by the fledgeling recovery at those three food majors, has been fuelled by the remorseless rise of the discounters Aldi and Lidl, which now account for a combined near‑11 per cent of the UK’s supermarket sector.
The bad news for the big boys, however – Asda is flailing, in particular – is that the discounters show no sign of lowering their sights or their game in the ongoing battle for consumers’ minds and... read more
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