Grocery retail sales growth increases to 5% in Britain

By: trademagazin Date: 2007. 10. 17. 00:00

According to the latest figures from research group TNS the Britain's supermarket industry showed stronger growth in the past three months.

Sales through grocers grew at an annual rate of 5 percent in
the 12 weeks ending Oct. 7, a sharp increase on the 3 percent growth seen in
the mid-May to early August period.
Britain's largest retailer Tesco outperformed the market
with 6 percent growth and lifted its share to 31.8 percent — its highest ever
— from 31.4 percent in the period a year ago.
The number two and number three retailers, Asda and J.
Sainsbury, also lifted their share from a year ago. 

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