Sainsbury’s has taken the title of the UK’s second biggest supermarket by stealing market share from struggling Asda.
According to figures from Kantar Worldpanel Sainsbury’s now has 16.5% market share compared to Asda’s 16.4%.
Sales at Sainsbury’s dropped 0.3% over the last three months but Adsa saw sales decline by 2.7%. Sales at Morrisons and Tesco also fell by 0.1% and 0.6% respectively.
Tesco still has by far the largest share of the UK market at 28.5pc, down only 0.1pc from last month’s figures.
An Asda spokesman told The Telegraph: “We’re going through one of the toughest trading periods to face UK supermarkets, so it comes as no surprise that industry figures continue to be volatile from month to month.”