Aldi jumps to sixth largest supermarket in UK

Aldi is now the U.K.'s sixth largest supermarket, fueled by new shoppers and larger basket sizes, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel report. Lidl and Waitrose were the only other retailers to grow sales at a greater rate than the market and increase share.

"The changing structure of Britain's supermarket landscape is illustrated by two facts. Firstly, the so called discounters Aldi and Lidl now command a combined 9.0 percent share of the market," said Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel. "In 2012 the same two retailers only accounted for 5.4 percent of grocery sales. Secondly, the 72.8 percent share taken by the biggest four retailers is now at the lowest level in a decade." Report