Ocado notches up fastest growth in flat grocery market

Ocado was the fastest growing grocer according to the latest Kantar data

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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