UK Food Retail Statistics

This page has a brief overview of notable UK food retail statistics, updated in 2024 from a range of sources.

Value of Fruit and Vegetable Sales

  • Fruit Sales: The UK fruit market was valued at approximately £5.5 billion in 2023.
  • Vegetable Sales: The UK vegetable market was valued at approximately £8 billion in 2023.

Market Share of Major Supermarkets

Below is a table showing the market share of the major supermarkets in the UK as of 2023:

Supermarket Market Share (%)
Tesco 27.1
Sainsbury’s 14.9
Asda 13.8
Morrisons 9.6
Aldi 8.8
Lidl 6.4
Co-operative 6.0
Waitrose 5.1
Iceland 2.3
Other 6.0

Other Key Statistics

  • Total Grocery Market Size: The UK grocery market is valued at approximately £200 billion as of 2023.
  • Online Grocery Sales: Online grocery sales account for around 12% of the total grocery market, valued at approximately £24 billion.
  • Number of Supermarkets: There are over 11,000 supermarket outlets in the UK.
  • Average Household Spending on Food: The average UK household spends around £63 per week on food and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Top-Selling Grocery Products: Milk, bread, and fresh produce are consistently among the top-selling grocery products.
  • Food Inflation Rate: The food inflation rate in the UK has fluctuated but was around 3.5% in 2023.

These statistics provide an overview of the current state of the UK food sector, highlighting key areas such as market value, supermarket market shares, and consumer spending habits.

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