Ethnic/traditional snacks inflation in the UK stood at 0.120% 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 48 ethnic/traditional snacks SKUs from companies such as Cofresh, Holland & Barrett and Patak’s that were sold by e-retailers. Buy the report here.

Pricing is crucial, especially in a challenging economic climate, as competitive pricing and price leadership impact consumers’ choices. GlobalData’s pricing analysis reveals that ASDA offered the lowest prices of the total SKUs within the ethnic/traditional snacks category from April through June 2023, followed by Tesco and Bestway. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and below was the most competitive, with 48 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, ASDA had the greatest share of lowest prices for individual SKUs in ethnic/traditional snacks in the UK in Q2 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that no discounts were offered for ethnic/traditional snacks category by the retailers tracked by GlobalData. Among variants, the tracker revealed bombay mix and gujarati mix as the most popular (by number of SKUs) ethnic/traditional snacks variants. These were priced 25.27% lower than the average price of a ethnic/traditional snacks SKU.

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

The report brings attention to the intricate pricing dynamics within the ethnic/traditional snacks market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, ASDA, Tesco and Bestway stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of ethnic/traditional snacks SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp the ethnic/traditional snacks 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's ethnic/traditional snacks market, buy the report here.

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GlobalData’s online price intelligence platform helps users analyze price leadership and price gaps, as well as visualize product variants at the SKU level, across multiple geographies, retailers, and categories. The platform, a product of Consumer Intelligence Center provides price insights from more than 370 online retailers across 44 countries.