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  • November 25, 2020
    ASDA has launched a new initiative to help combat loneliness, especially heightened by recent lockdown measures, in the lead up to Christmas. With help from Royal Voluntary Service, ASDA is working with its delivery drivers and in store Community Champions to tackle social isolation in the community with the aim of delivering a little Christmas…
    Christmas
    10 Min Read
  • November 18, 2020
    Asda has claimed the title of ‘Online Supermarket of the Year’ at the 2020 Grocer Gold Awards for its ability to innovate and grow capacity within its home shopping operation.The supermarket beat pure play retailer Ocado to claim the win, with online sales growth consistently outperforming the market in 2020 following a strong performance in 2019…
    Corporate & Strategy
    1 Min Read
  • November 17, 2020
    Asda is celebrating food quality success after receiving 126 gongs at the prestigious Quality Food Awards, including Retailer of the Year 2020 for the second year running.The awards mark a celebration of Asda’s own brand products, which strive to offer great quality and value for all customers. As well as Retailer of the Year, Asda also claimed…
    Food & Drink
    3 Min Read
  • November 17, 2020
    Asda and Walmart have today published earnings for the third quarter of 2020 covering the period from 1st July to 30th September.The trading quarter, which coincided with the end of the first UK-wide lockdown and the re-opening of the hospitality sector, saw Asda’s like-for-like sales excluding fuel increase by 2.7%.Asda’s growth during the period…
    Corporate & Strategy
    4 Min Read
  • November 16, 2020
    Asda today announced it will donate one million meals before Christmas to support vulnerable people across the UK. The initiative will see extra meals given to food banks, charities and community groups across the country over the festive season and is on top of the work the supermarket already does with FareShare and Trussell Trust through its…
    Christmas
    5 Min Read
  • November 9, 2020
    Brand new to store shelves in time for Christmas 2020, ASDA’s Reindeer Crumpets are sure to brighten up breakfasts this festive season.Ideal for a Santa-inspired snack or to dish up as the perfect breakfast treat for families in the run up to Christmas, Asda’s Reindeer Crumpets will provide customers with the cutest toasted treat that everyone…
    1 Min Read
  • November 4, 2020
    Asda has today announced it is putting additional safety measures in place to protect customers and colleagues in stores. The enhanced measures, which will be rolled out in the coming weeks, include:Extending the hours Asda’s 1,000 Covid Safety Marshals will be on duty at the front of every store from 8am to 8pm. These colleagues will be on hand…
    2 Min Read
  • November 3, 2020
    Asda today announced that it was cutting petrol prices following a drop in the wholesale cost of fuel. The price cut of 3 pence per litre off diesel and 2 pence per litre off unleaded is effective from today (Tuesday 3rd November) at all of Asda’s 322 petrol stations across the country. Drivers filling up will pay no more than 111.7ppl on diesel…
    Corporate & Strategy
    1 Min Read
  • November 2, 2020
    With only seven Mondays left in the calendar until Christmas, anticipation for joy-inducing Christmas adverts is building. Yet again, ASDA will be the first retailer to showcase its Christmas 2020 festive campaign: ‘ASDA Price Christmas’, due to hit screens on 2nd November.Centred around giving customers ‘the Christmas they need, at the prices…
    Christmas
    2 Min Read
  • October 30, 2020
    The data from Asda's October 2020 Income Tracker also showed:Family spending power increased by 1.1% in the year to September. This marks the second consecutive month of annual growth following a revision to August’s dataAugust saw a noticeable return to work among employees previously on furlough, with figures from HMRC pointing to a 12.0% fall…
    Income Tracker
    1 Min Read
  • October 24, 2020
    Asda has announced that it’s donating almost £100k to provide families with access to food during the school holidays. The donation, which is funded jointly by Asda and the Asda Foundation, will be given to Asda’s dedicated Community Champions in 387 stores and can be spent on food for groups that are providing services to children during half…
    Community
    1 Min Read
  • October 20, 2020
    Asda has today opened its new sustainability trial store and unveiled a new plastics reduction strategy with a promise that customers will not pay more for greener options.The supermarket has partnered with some of the UK’s most popular household brands including PG Tips, Vimto, Kellogg’s, Radox and Persil to create the store located in Middleton,…
    Sustainability
    9 Min Read
  • October 14, 2020
    Asda has expanded its ‘test and learn’ partnerships strategy by joining forces with The Entertainer, the UK’s largest independent toy retailer.The exclusive partnership will see The Entertainer turn the toy categories in five Asda stores into branded concessions offering customers a much larger range of products from leading brands such as Lego,…
    Corporate & Strategy
    2 Min Read
  • October 13, 2020
    Through a £6.17m investment, Asda is ensuring customers don’t have to pay more for the food they love if they have an intolerance by lowering the prices of Free From essentials from Monday 12th October. Asda has slashed the price of 62 Free From staples including pasta, flour, milk alternatives, cereals and breads among others. This move means…
    Food & Drink
    4 Min Read
  • October 9, 2020
    This year, Asda has launched its first sustainable Christmas range, which will save a huge 66 tonnes of plastic this year – the equivalent of nearly 3,000 real Christmas trees. Asda sustainable Christmas crackersContinuing its commitments to helping customers to reduce, re-use and recycle more, the range features glitter-free cards, wrap and…
    Sustainability
    16 Min Read
  • October 8, 2020
    Asda Pharmacy will launch the UK’s first ever drive-through flu jab service to help vulnerable people get the important vaccination without exposing themselves to COVID-19. The service will launch today and will be available in thirteen Asda store car parks across the UK. The service will be offered completely free-of-charge to anyone who is…
    Health & Beauty
    3 Min Read
  • October 8, 2020
    Asda has become the first supermarket to trial a new form of electric assisted cargo bike, allowing customers to receive their weekly food shop with zero carbon emissions.The first-of-its-kind Electric Assisted Vehicle was used by the retailer as part of a two week trial to make deliveries from its Cambridge store, as it looks at potential…
    2 Min Read
  • October 5, 2020
    The data from Asda's September 2020 Income Tracker also showed:Family spending power suffered a year-on-year fall of 1.0% in August.Annual inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), slowed considerably between July and August, falling by 0.8 percentage points to reach 0.2%. CPI inflation was last lower in November 2015.Estimates for…
    Income Tracker
    1 Min Read
  • October 2, 2020
    New British ownership to accelerate Asda’s strategy, building on the retail leader’s low-price heritageThe Issa brothers and TDR Capital to acquire Asda, with equal shareholdings; Walmart to retain an ongoing equity investmentThe Issa brothers, together with TDR Capital, bring significant expertise in convenience retail and brand partnerships to…
    6 Min Read
  • October 1, 2020
    A host of celebrities and digital talent with a personal connection to breast cancer have come together to model this year’s George at Asda Tickled Pink collection, raising money for Breast Cancer Now and their newest charity partner CoppaFeel!Kicking off this year’s campaign, Gogglebox star Tom Malone Jnr - whose aunt and cousin have both had a…
    Tickled Pink
    20 Min Read