Grocery market returns to growth as Lidl leads pack

Lidl was the best performer in the latest Kantar data

The grocery market returned to growth in recent weeks, when value player Lidl generated the greatest sales rise among bricks-and-mortar retailers.

Sales across the market rose 0.5% in the period to September 8, although volume was flat, the latest Kantar data showed.

Lidl’s revenues advanced 9.2%, taking its market share to 6%. Ocado’ sales rise was greatest overall, up 12.7% to give it a 1.4% share.

Sales at all of the big four grocers were down.

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