The confirmation in April 2018 of a merger between retail grocery giants Sainsbury’s and ASDA will likely have a massive impact on the UK retail market. Whether that impact will be good or bad remains to be seen. With previous individual market shares of 15.9 per cent and 15.5 per cent respectively, the combined share of more than 30 per cent means this new “super” supermarket will become the country’s grocery leader.
This means that the new store, which has not yet been named, will hold almost a third of the market share, toppling Tesco off the top of grocery leader board. This potential domination of the retail arena could see the recent popularity of discount stores such as Lidl or Aldi, who are increasing their own market share, diminish; such a merger will give Sainsbury’s and ASDA the competitive edge.
Own-Brand vs Premium
Historically, the Sainsbury’s brand has been synonymous with the better-off shopper, although introductions of a discount range and the clothing “Tu” have helped to reach customers who are less affluent. With ASDA making their reputation on their discounted range and George clothing line, offering excellent value for money, they now offer a … Read MoreRead More →