Grocery sales in Ireland remain under pressure, with the decline in sales accelerating, data from Kantar Worldpanel has shown.

Sales fell 0.5% in the 12 weeks to 10 June, figures released yesterday (25 June) said. Last month, Kantar said grocery sales for the 12 weeks ending 13 May declined 0.2%.

However, some retailers are making strides. Tesco, the largest retailer in Ireland, increased its sales by 2.8%, taking its market share to 28.6%, the latest Kantar data reveals. SuperValu saw its sales increase 1.1%, while LIDL‘s market share reached 6.5% after its sales grew 2.8%.

On the flip side, Dunnes, Tesco’s nearest competitor in Ireland, saw it sales fall 5%. In the 12 weeks to 13 May, Dunnes sales had slid 5.8%.