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Reuters reports that the Kantar Worldpanel is saying that during the past three months, Tesco's market share in the UK rose 0.3 percent, which "helped the supermarket to almost halt its market share decline. Its share was down only two tenths of a percentage point to 28.4 percent compared with last year."

The story goes on: "Of Tesco's major rivals, Sainsbury's saw a sales increase of 0.2 percent in the three-month period, its first growth since August 2014. However, Asda and Morrisons recorded sales declines of 1.1 percent and 0.7 percent respectively."

Perhaps more significantly, "Aldi and Lidl's sales rose 16.8 percent and 12.1 percent respectively, taking their market shares to 5.3 percent and 3.7 percent." Aldi's improvement propelled it past Waitrose, making it the UK's sixth-largest supermarket by sales.
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