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Tesco has entered a supermarket price war: Grocery stores follow Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Aldi, promising “loyalty to value”.


Tesco, which has entered a supermarket price war, has promised “loyalty to value” to struggling families.

Boss Ken Murphy said the commitment is “more important now than ever” as the cost of living crisis shrinks household budgets.

This comes at a time when buyers are facing rising energy payments, a sharp rise in inflation and rising National Insurance Taxes.

Tesco has promised to control prices by buying stocks in large quantities, negotiating with suppliers and cutting costs elsewhere.

Promises made by Tesco in recent days of Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Aldi have put pressure on private equity-held Morrisons and Asda to keep prices down rather than reap huge profits.

Shore Capital retail analysts say German discounters ’price promises keep big competitors“ honest ”.

Announcing an amazing collection of Christmas sales numbers, Murphy said: “Looking ahead, we know that the environment will continue to be difficult and Kovid’s impact is unclear.

A privately owned supermarket feels the heat

The UK’s privately owned supermarkets are under increasing pressure to keep their prices down this year – in the process reducing profits for their new owners.

Asda and Morrisons recently fell into the hands of buying barons in debt-based deals.

As new owners strive to maximize profits, there have been fears that purchase prices could rise. But at a time when the crisis for survival was intensifying, German discounters Aldi and Lidl promised to be the UK’s cheapest grocers and set the stage for a brutal price war.

Bigger competitors Tesco and Sainsbury’s have also promised to prioritize cheapness. Shore Capital analyst Clive Black says raising prices will be a “weird strategy” for new owners. But he added: “Private capital increases profits, so it will be interesting to see how it works.”

“We are absolutely committed to continuing to deliver great value to our customers.” Kantar’s latest data show that the average store’s food prices in December are up 3.5 percent from a year earlier – the biggest increase since spring 2020.

Yesterday, Tesco said its spending has risen from 2 percent to 3 percent above normal, an increase of about 5 percent each year.

But during that period, its price increased by only 1 percent each year, and it promised to control them by buying large volumes of shares, negotiating with suppliers, and cutting costs elsewhere.

The UK’s largest supermarket, which employs 360,000 people, has completed 2021 with the highest market share in four years – 27.7 per cent.

Tesco noted that sales for the six weeks to Jan. 8 were up 3.2 percent from the same period last year, when the business grew stronger with the December 2020 shutdown.

Sales in the UK, which sold 1.8 million turkeys and 8 million bottles of champagne and sparkling wine, were up 0.3 per cent year-on-year and 8.8 per cent in 2019.

Families who want to treat themselves after the previous Christmas siege have increased their Taste the Difference premium sales by 15 percent over the previous year.

Performance prompted him to raise his profit forecast for the year to £ 2.6bn “slightly higher” by the end of February.

That would be better than last year’s £ 2bn rise and the previously forecast range of £ 2.5bn to £ 2.6bn.

But the announcement surprised investors, who were expecting a bigger update, and sent the stock down 0.9 percent, or 2.55p, to 289.7p.

AJ Bell investment director Russ Mold said: “Despite a strong Christmas and a small update of forecasts, Tesco has not done enough to surprise the markets.

“Inflation, if it is relatively mild and Tesco can control its spending tightly, is not bad news for the business. The company looks good in early 2022.

Richard Hunter, head of markets for the interactive investor, said: “Tesco has once again strengthened its reputation as the UK’s best supermarket, which has been strengthened by its dominant performance over the Christmas season”.

He added: “Despite general supply chain blockages and inflationary cost pressures, Tesco has managed to manage this difficult environment relatively smoothly.”

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