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Dunnes Holds The Highest Market Share Amongst All Grocery Retailers

By Donna Ahern
Dunnes Holds The Highest Market Share Amongst All Grocery Retailers

Dunnes holds the highest share amongst all retailers at 22.7% with growth of 14.5% year-on-year.

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar in Ireland show that growth is down to shoppers returning to store more often (+2.9% year-on-year) together with a 2.6 percentage points increase in new shoppers in-store.

Tesco holds 22.6% of the market with growth of 13.6% year-on-year.

Tesco has the strongest frequency growth amongst all retailers, up 18.4% year-on-year, contributing an additional €106.1 million to overall performance along with a 0.3 percentage points increase in new shoppers in-store.

SuperValu holds 20.7% of the market and growth of 6.7%.


SuperValu shoppers make the most trips in store when compared to all of the retailers, an average of 23.5 trips, which is up 12% compared to the same time last year.

Lidl hit a new record share of 13.9% with growth of 14.4% year-on-year.

More frequent trips contributed to an additional €47.2 million to overall performance.

With strong market growth, Lidl holds the potential to hit 14% market share by the end of the summer.

Aldi holds 12.5% and growth of 9.7% year-on-year. A strong boost in more frequent trips has contributed an additional €41.6 million to its overall performance.


Take Home Grocery Sales

Take home grocery sales in Ireland increased by 9.6% in the four weeks to 9 July 2023 as the average price per pack increased by 11.1%, according to the latest data from Kantar. Shoppers visited stores more often making on average one additional trip compared to the same period last year.

Although value sales are up, grocery price inflation is the real driving factor behind this rather than increased purchasing. Grocery inflation rose by 14.7% in the 12 weeks to 9 July, but was down from last month’s 15.8%, and a new low this year.

Emer Healy, business development director at Kantar, commented, “This is the second month in a row there has been a drop in inflation, which is welcome news for shoppers. Although the rate is still high, with just a 1% drop since January, we expect to see further gradual decline over the coming months”. The average annual increase to household spending over the past 12 months has actually been €427.

“While shoppers are returning to store more often, they are picking up less volume per trip, while there has also been more out of home dining during summer."


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The Irish market continues to see stronger own label growth (13.3%) compared to brands (7.6%) as shoppers look to save money. Value own label saw the strongest growth year-on-year at 26.3% with shoppers spending €14.2 million more on these ranges.

© 2023 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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