Condiment sauces inflation in the UK stood at 0.030% in April 2023, according to GlobalData’s report on the prices of stock keeping units (SKUs) supplied through online retailers. In Q2 2023, GlobalData monitored the pricing of 504 condiment sauces SKUs from companies such as Blue Dragon, Colman’s and Tesco that were sold by e-retailers. Buy the report here.

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Pricing is crucial, especially in a challenging economic climate, as competitive pricing and price leadership impact consumers’ choices. GlobalData’s pricing analysis reveals that Tesco offered lowest prices of the total SKUs within the condiment sauces category from April through June 2023, followed by ASDA and Morrisons. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and below was the most competitive, with 469 SKUs.

The chart below illustrates price leadership among the covered retailers which offer the highest number of low-priced products in the category. Of all retailers, Tesco had greatest share of lowest prices for individual SKUs in condiment sauces in the UK in Q2 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that Harvey Nicols offered the highest number of SKUs on discount among the listed SKUs for each retailer. Among variants, the tracker revealed tomato ketchup and mint as the most popular (by number of SKUs) condiment sauces variants. These were priced 1.69% lower than the average price of a condiment sauces SKU.

Among the e-retailers tracked by GlobalData, the leading ones, based on the number of SKUs, were Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons, Ocado and Bestway. According to the analysis, B&M had the lowest average unit price, while the retailer with the widest product assortment was Tesco.

The report brings attention to the intricate pricing dynamics within the condiment sauces market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, Tesco, ASDA and Morrisons stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of condiment sauces SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp condiment sauces market in the UK, continuous tracking of SKU pricing over time is necessary.

For a more detailed analysis of pricing trends in the the UK condiment sauces market, buy the report here.

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