The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show that year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.0% over the past 12 weeks. The increase is slightly behind the equivalent rate last month, against a backdrop of political uncertainty and a persistently wet autumn.
Supermarket sales returned to growth over the 12 weeks to September 8, retail analyst Kantar reported.
Supermarket sales for the 12 weeks to August 11 year-on-year were flat as tough comparisons with 2018’s strong summer continued, according to Kantar.
Physical entertainment fell 19% in the 12 weeks to 30 June 2019, according to Kantar, which blamed falling shopper numbers and a lack of big-name release in the music, film and gaming sections.
Supermarket sales fell by 0.5% in the 12 weeks to 14 July 2019, according to Kantar, marking the first overall decline in the supermarket sector since June 2016.