UK Supermarket sales and profits

 

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Aldi (UK)

 

Year – reporting date 12 August

Profits (£millions)

Sales (£millions)

2005/6

67.2

1,120 ex VAT

2006/7

48.4

1,320 ex VAT

2007/8

92.7

2,150 ex VAT

2009/10

21.2 loss

2,065

2010/11

18.7

2,100

2011/12

70.5

2,700

2012/13

175.9

3,800

 

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Asda (UK)

 

Year - Reporting date

1 May

Pre-tax profits (£million)

Sales (£million)

Sales per square foot per week (£s)

1991/2

87

4,529

 

1992/3

187

4,613

 

1993/4

126

4,822

 

1994/5

257

5,257

 

1995/6

310

6,010

 

1996/6

405

6,952

 

1997/8

405

7,619

 

1998/9

423

8,198

16.91

2002/3

608

11,800

 

2003/4

671

13,000

 

2004/5

630

14,300

 

2005/6

572

14,900

 

2007/8

 

20,000

 

2008/9

 

18,420

22.91

2011/12

 

21,800

 

2012/13

 

22,800

 

 

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Iceland (UK)

 

Year – Reporting date

14 March

Pre-tax profits (£million)

Sales (£million)

1988/9

35

 

1992/3

65.2

1,182

1993/4

70.2

1,302

1994/5

72.6

1,375

1995/6

56.2

1,427

1996/7

43.5

1,566

1997/8

55.1

1,742

1998/9

58.0

1,750

1999/2000

59.0

1,917

2000/1

40.1

 

2001/2

42.9

 

2005/6

48.6

1,480

2006/7

63.0

1,570

2007/8

35.0

1,800

2008/9

113.7

2,000

2009/10

135.0

2,300

2010/11

184.0

2,200

 

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Kwik Save (UK)

 

year

Profits (£millions)

Sales (£millions)

1992/3

126

2,651 ex VAT

1993/4

135

2,800 ex VAT

1994/5

125

2,992 ex VAT

1995/6

74

3,010 ex VAT

1996/7

74

3,010 ex VAT

In July 1998, Kwik Save merged with Somerfield.

 

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Morrison (UK)

 

Year – reporting date

31 January

Pre-tax profits (£millions)

Sales (£ millions) ex-VAT

Early 1950s

 

£50,000  per annum

1992/3

83.8

1,332

1993/4

92.8

1,538

1994/5

116.1

1,779

1995/6

127.1

2,099

1996/7

135.8

2,176

1997/8

151.4

2,297

1998/9

174.9

2,534

1999/0

189.2

2,970

2000/1

219.1

3,498

2001/2

243.0

3,915

2002/3

282.5

4,290

2003/4

319.9

4,944

2004/5

297.0

12,100  (+S’way)

2005/6

312.9 Loss

12,100

2006/7

369.0

12,500

2007/8

612.0

13,000

2008/9

655.0

14,500

2009/10

858.0

15,411

2010/11

874.0

16,479

2011/2

935.0

17,700

2012/3

897.0

18,000

2013/4

785.0

17,700

 

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Netto (UK)

 

Year – reporting date August

Profits (£millions)

Sales (£millions)

1991/2

1.4 Loss

82

1992/3

0.6 Loss

148

1993/4

1.7

206

1994/5

2.0

276

1995/6

1.9

293

1998/9

7.7

353.1

1999/2000

6.3

365.5

2005/6

3.1

627

2006/7

10.4

696

2009/10

6.9

745.5

 

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Safeway (USA)

 

Year – reporting date

29 March

Profits (£millions) UK

Sales (£millions) UK

1994/5

177 pre tax

5,815

1995/6

429 pre tax

6,069

1996/7

421 pre tax

6,590

1997/8

340 pre tax

6,979

1998/9

341 pre tax

7,511

1999/0

236 pre tax

7,569

2000/1

315 pre tax

8,151

2001/2

355 pre tax

8,700

2002/3

335.2 pre tax

9,510

 

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Sainsbury (UK)

 

year  - reporting date

25 March

Profits, (Sainsbury Group, per-tax) (£millions)

Revenue (Sainsbury Group sales),  (£millions)

Sales per square foot per week (£s)

1920

 

5

 

1928

 

6

 

1939

 

12.6

 

1950

0.56

 

 

1960

2.6

 

 

1981/2

89

 

 

1983/4

110.7

2,300

 

1985/6

208.5

 

 

1987/8

276

5,100

16.30

1988/9

342

5,900

16.50

1989/90

420

7,257

17.26

1990/1

505

8,201

18.17

1991/2

631

9,202

18.51

1992/3

735

10,270

18.84

1993/4

731

11,224

18.60

1994/5

808

12,065

18.53

1995/6

764

13,499

18.59

1996/7

651

14,312

18.69

1997/8

728

15,496

18.87

1998/9

756

16,269

18.04

1999/2000

509

17,400

16.98

2000/1

462

18,400

16.79

2001/2

627

18,206

17.54

2002/3

537

18,144

17.56

2003/4

530

18,239

17.04

2004/5

238

16,573

16.38

2005/6

267

17,317

16.70

2006/7

380

18,518

17.59

2007/8

485

19,273

 

2008/9

543

20,400

20.01

2009/10

610

19,600

 

2010/11

 

21,100

 

2011/12

799

24,105

 

2012/13

788

25,600

 

year  - reporting date

25 March

Profits, (Sainsbury Group, per-tax) (£millions)

Revenue (Sainsbury Group sales),  (£millions)

Sales per square foot per week (£s)

 

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Somerfield (UK)

 

Year – reporting date

26 April

Profits (£millions)

Sales (£millions)

1993/4

43.4

3,110

1994/5

27.4

3,153

1995/6

101

3,161

1996/7

11.5

3,206

2000/1

13.1 Loss

4,530

2001/2

22.2

4,640

2002/3

30.1

4,670

2003/4

41 underlying

5,100

2005/6

 

4,560

2006/7

 

4,370

2007/8

223

4,200

 

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Tesco (UK)

 

Year – reporting date 28 February

Operating profits £million

Sales £millions (worldwide)

UK sales £million

UK Operating profits £million

Sales per employee (£)

Sales per square foot per week(£)

1957

0.5

 

 

 

 

 

1979/80

 

1,000+

 

 

 

 

1981/2

42.7

 

 

 

 

 

1985/6

145

3,500

 

 

 

 

1987/88

225

4,356

 

 

 

 

1988/89

276

5,003

 

 

 

 

1989/90

361.8

5,400

 

 

 

 

1992/3

496

 

 

 

 

 

1993/4

531

9,300

 

 

 

 

1994/5

617

10,900

 

 

 

 

1995/6

724

11,500

 

 

 

 

1996/7

774

13,887

13,118

 

146,326

19.74

1997/8

760

16,452

14,971

875

149,799

20.48

1998/9

842

17,158

15,835

919

156,427

21.05

1999/2000

933

18,796

16,958

993

156,427

21.43

2000/1

1,054

20,988

18,373

1,100

161,161

22.01

2001/2

1,201

23,653

19,821

1,213

163,443

22.43

2002/3

1,361

26,337

21,309

1,297

160,157

21.86

2003/4

1,600

30,814

24,760

1,526

162,459

22.48

2004/5

1,962

33,974

29,500

 

166,534

23.89

2005/6

2,210

38,300

34,300

 

170,923

25.06

2006/7

2,653

46,600

37,000

 

 

 

2007/8

2,803

47,298

39,900

 

 

 

2008/9

3,128

54,327

41,500

 

 

26.21

2009/10

3,176

62,537

42,300

 

 

 

2010/11

3,535

67,573

44,600

 

 

 

2011/12

3,985

64,539

 

 

 

 

2012/13

3,549

64,826

 

 

 

 

2013/14

1,960

 

 

 

 

 

Year – reporting date 28 February

Operating profits £million

Sales £millions (worldwide)

UK sales £million

UK Operating profits £million

Sales per employee (£)

Sales per square foot per week(£)

 

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Waitrose (UK)

 

Year – reporting date

26 January

Operating profits (£millions)

Gross sales

(£millions)

Sales per employee (FTE) £1,000s

Sales per square foot per week £s

1992/3

42

1,150

 

 

1993/4

27

1,150

 

 

1995/6

 

1,380

 

 

1996/7

 

1,461

 

 

1997/8

75

1,670

 

 

1998/9

64

 

 

 

2000/1

44

2,100

 

 

2001/2

34

2,300

 

 

2002/3

99

2,412

166

19.10

2003/4

114

2,691

177

19.82

2004/5

151

2,956

182

19.40

2005/6

170

3,341

186

19.11

2006/7

177

3,698

196

19.52

2007/8

312

3,950

 

 

2008.9

 

4,156

 

 

2009/10

268.2

4,532

 

 

2010/1

274.9

4,970

 

 

2011/2

292.3

5,760

 

 

2012/3

310.1

6,110

 

 

Year – reporting date

26 January

Operating profits (£millions)

Gross sales

(£millions)

Sales per employee (FTE) £1,000s

Sales per square foot per week £s

 

In 2004 Waitrose acquired stores from Morrison, because Morrison had to sell off some stores it had acquired from its takeover of Safeway where this takeover would have given Morrison a local monopoly.  Waitrose sales and profits therefore grew rapidly after this event.

 

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