Asda has confirmed its status as the UK’s number two supermarket, according to the latest till roll figures from TNS.

Last month Asda overtook Sainsbury’s sales for the four weeks to July 20 but it was still behind on the 12-week sales figure.

However in the 12 weeks to August 17, Asda has now taken the number two spot away from Sainsbury with a market share of 16.7%, compared to Sainsbury’s 16.4%.

Tesco’s market share crept up from 27.1% to 27.2% while Safeway continued its decline with its share falling from 9.4% to 9.3%.