Tesco sales growth year-on-year in Great Britain 2014-2019

In 2015 and for much of 2016, Tesco saw decreasing sales before the company managed to stabilize and entered a growth phase towards April 2019. Currently the company manages to hold onto small growth numbers.

A market leader under attack

Tesco’s is the biggest of the so called big four, a group of Supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons that dominate the UK market. Its position as market leader is currently under attack, especially by the German discounters Aldi and Lidl. In April of 2019, a merger, which would have cost the company the number one spot on the British grocery market, of Sainsbury’s and Asda failed.

Tesco in numbers

In 2018, Tesco operates 3,754 stores in the UK. However, the growth in store numbers the company experienced in the early 2010s has stagnated in recent years. In 2018, the company made a revenue of roughly 45 billion British pounds in the UK, approximately four times the revenue that the company makes abroad.

Percentage change in sales at Tesco in Great Britain compared to a year earlier from September 2014 to August 2019*

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

12 weeks ending September 14, 2014 to 12 weeks ending August 11, 2019

Supplementary notes

* Data shows growth compared to the same period last year. Each period is for the 12 weeks ending on each given date.

Figures for January 2014 to January 2015 can be found in previous press releases published by Kantar.

Sales include expenditure through main store tills but exclude petrol and in-store concessions.

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