Grocery sales were flat over the last three months when turnover declined at all of the big four grocers.
Hot weather last year and low like-for-like price rises kept a lid on growth in the 12 weeks to August 11, the latest Kantar grocery industry data showed. Inflation over the period was 0.9%.
However discounters Aldi and Lidl, alongside online specialist Ocado which was the fastest-growing grocer, all achieved strong revenue rises.
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