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Retail Grocery

Volume 87: debated on Wednesday 27 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give the figures in each of the last 10 years for the percentage share of the retail grocery sector of (a) major multiples, (b) other multiples, (c) independent stores and (d) co-operatives.

The Business Statistics Office has conducted full retailing inquiries annually from 1976 to 1980, and bi-annually thereafter. Figures for co-operative societies are not readily available before 1980. They are as follows:

Shares of Retail Sales of Groceries and Provisions

Per cent.

*Multiple retailers with 100 or more outlets

*Other multiple retailers

*Single outlet retailers

Co-operative societies

1976403029Figures not separately available

Sources: Retailing inquiries, Business Statistics Office.

Note: Market shares do not always sum to 100 as a result of rounding.

* Including co-operative societies from 1976 to (1980); excluding co-operative societies for 1980 and 1982.