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Aldi becomes UK's fifth biggest supermarket

Staff Writer |
As Sainsbury's lost market share and Tesco's growth slowed, German discounter Aldi jumped up to become the UK's fifth largest supermarket.

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New research on the sector from Kantar Worldpanel showed grocery prices continued to rise after the first Christmas increase since 2014, with like-for-like inflation on a basket of everyday groceries climbing to 0.7% over the past 12 weeks.

During that period Morrisons was the fastest-growing of the Big Four supermarkets, increasing its market share for the first time since June 2015 with a sales uplift of 1.9% year on year.

Tesco's sales were up 0.3% year-on-year but its market share fell to 28.1% fro 28.5%.

Sainsbury's sales stayed flat to leave it market share to slip 0.3 percentage points to 16.5%.

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