Independent retailers are fighting back against the dominance of the supermarkets, according to market research released this week.
TNS Worldpanel grocery market share figures for the 12 weeks to June 17, 2007 reveal that the independent and symbol group sector showed growth of 8%, outstripping the multiples.
TNS' Edward Garner said: "It is also worth noting that the independent sector may be finding its niche after decades of pressure from the multiples - its share is stable and the growth rate is ahead of the market and the highest seen in recent years."