‘As Lidl overtakes the Co-op, grocery’s established order could be set for a shake-up’

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As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine heaps further pressure on global supply chains and commodity prices, Aldi and Lidl could permanently shift UK grocery’s established order, writes Hugh Radojev.

The most recent Kantar grocery market share figures showed that for the first time Lidl overtook the Co-op to become the UK’s sixth-largest grocery retailer. 

After 2021 was dominated by supply chain issues and rising operational costs from the pandemic, the shift from Covid to war in Europe has only accelerated already rapidly rising food prices.

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