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Trolley wars (continued)

Here’s a few recent highlights from the battleground that is the UK grocery market.

The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel suggest that Aldi and Lidl continue to dramatically outperform their larger rivals in a virtually static marketplace

Here are some of the ‘headlines’ from recent weeks

• The latest IGD information suggests that shoppers are visiting the discounters in 'record numbers'

• Aldi aim to double sales in the next five years, according to the Daily Mail, and Lidl announce similarly ambitious plans

• The Co-op announce a new marketing push based on 'fair and square' price cuts

• Iceland launch a new 'Food Warehouse' concept

• Marks and Spencer aim to tempt consumers with new food 'adventures'

• Morrisons will stay with their focus on prices despite the decline in profits.

• New Tesco boss, Dave Lewis, starts work on rebuilding the company’s fortunes

• Even Waitrose profits have been coming under pressure

• ….but sales of ice have been booming, according to The Grocer