Aldi is the common brand of two German family-owned discount supermarket chains with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries.... In the UK, Aldi become the fifth largest supermarket chain in 2017. Between 2012 and 2019, Aldi's UK operations became "carbon neutral", with investments in solar, green energy, energy efficiency and offsets reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 53 per cent per meter of sales floor.
Asda, is a British supermarket retailer with headquartered in Leeds. The company was founded in 1949 when the supermarket owning... Asquith family merged with the Associated Dairies company of Yorkshire. In 1999 it was acquired by the American retail giant Walmart. Asda is the second-largest supermarket chain in Britain, a position ir regained in April 2019, behind Tesco and ahead of Sainsbury's.
Co-op is a brand devised for the food retail business of the consumer co-operative movement in the UK. ...The brand is used by over 15 different co-operative societies which operate over 4,000 shops, and does not represent one single food retail business. Co-op shops are of various sizes incorporating convenience shops and supermarkets, and the brand has the biggest geographical spread of any retailer, with a shop in every postal region of the UK.
A German global discount supermarket chain, based in Neckarsulm, Germany, that operates over 10,000 stores across Europe ... and the United States. Lidl opened its first UK store in 1994. Since then, Lidl UK has grown consistently, and today has over 760 stores. While it is still a small player in the UK with a grocery market share of less than 5%, its importance, along with that of continental, no frills competitor Aldi is growing.
A major British multinational retailer with headquarters in Westminster, that specialises in selling high quality clothing,... home products and food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds. M&S currently has 959 stores across the U.K. including 615 that only sell food products.
Morrisons, is the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the UK, and is headquartered in Bradford.... Founded in 1899 by William Morrison, it began as an egg and butter stall in Rawson Market, Bradford. Until 2004, Morrisons store locations were primarily focused in the North of England, but with the takeover of Safeway in that year, the company's presence increased significantly in the South of England, Wales and Scotland.
Sainsbury's is the third largest chain of supermarkets in the UK. Founded in 1869, by John James Sainsbury with a shop in Drury Lane, London,... the company became the largest retailer of groceries in 1922, was an early adopter of self-service retailing in the UK and had its heyday during the 1360s. In 2010, Sainsbury's opened one of its largest UK shops, an extension of its existing shop in Crayford, South East London, which now has over 100,000 sq ft of retail space and is the largest supermarket to be built in the UK.
Tesco, is a British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer with headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.... It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by gross revenues and ninth-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues. It has shops in seven countries across Asia and Europe, and is the market leader of groceries in the UK. Tesco was founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen as a group of market stalls.
Waitrose & Partners is a chain of British supermarkets, which forms the food retail division of Britain's largest employee-owned retailer,... the John Lewis Partnership. Waitrose has 353 shops across the UK, making it the eighth-largest retailer of groceries in the UK. They also export products to 52 countries and have locations in the Middle East. The company has a royal warrant to supply groceries, wine, and spirits to the Queen.