Aldi and Lidl boost their share

Hard-pressed shoppers are flocking to the discounters Aldi and Lidl to give them record market shares.

Aldi grew sales by 25.4 per cent to give it a 2.8 per cent share of the market over the 12 weeks to 13 May, said Kantar Worldpanel, while Lidl grabbed a 2.8 per cent share after growing 11.3 per cent.

Asda posted a 6.5 per cent rise, ahead of Sainsbury's 3 per cent, Tesco's 1.9 per cent and Morrisons' 1.2 per cent.

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