Data: Lidl leapfrogs Co-op as food inflation hits fastest rate in nearly a decade

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Both Aldi and Lidl’s grocery market share surged in February as spiralling food inflation hit its fastest rate of growth since late 2013.

Grocery sales for the 12 weeks to February 20, 2022, fell 3.7% while food inflation for the same period hit 4.3%, according to the latest grocery market share data from Kantar. 

Online sales for the period also took a dive, down 20% year on year over the past month alone as the final coronavirus restrictions were lifted in the UK. 

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