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  • February 16, 2021
    Walmart Inc. (“Walmart”), Asda Group Limited (“Asda”), the Issa brothers and TDR Capital have today announced that the Issa brothers, founders and co-CEOs of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer, headquartered in Blackburn, UK, and investment funds managed by TDR Capital LLP, a leading UK-based private equity firm, have completed…
    Corporate & Strategy
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  • February 15, 2021
    Asda is enabling over 150,000 meals to be provided to children and families during half term to help tackle holiday hunger and has announced that it is also extending its kids eat free offer in all of its cafes into the Easter holidays too. Children aged 16 and under can access a nutritionally balanced hot or cold meal when an adult spends £1,…
    Fight Hunger
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  • February 12, 2021
    In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, Asda is to donate £2m to small businesses to help fund around 400 apprenticeships in local communities across the country.Apprenticeship Levy is paid by large businesses and as part of that proposal, Asda has opted to transfer a portion of its annual funds to pay for apprentices to train in small…
    People
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  • February 4, 2021
    Asda has today opened its second Covid vaccination centre - one week after becoming the first supermarket to administer the vaccine through its in-store pharmacy.The supermarket has partnered with the NHS to transform the George clothing section of its Watford store into a separate and secure vaccination centre with the capacity to deliver over…
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  • February 3, 2021
    Following the announcements by EG Group as well as the Issa Brothers and TDR Capital outlining the proposed financing structure behind the acquisition of Asda, Roger Burnley, Asda Chief Executive, said:“Today’s announcements mark an important step in the purchase of Asda from Walmart by the Issa Brothers and TDR. The main elements relate to how…
    Corporate & Strategy
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  • January 30, 2021
    Asda has today announced it will offer priority access to slots to support 5,000 nurseries who shop online with the supermarket and continue to provide essential childcare services under lockdown.Recognising the vital role that nurseries play in supporting parents – including many Asda colleagues – the supermarket has provided thousands of nursery…
    Corporate & Strategy
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  • January 28, 2021
    Asda has today launched its first in-store Covid vaccination service at its Cape Hill store in Birmingham and confirmed that a second vaccination centre will open at its Watford store next week.Asda has worked in partnership with the NHS to become the first supermarket in the country to provide in-store Covid vaccinations, with trained pharmacy…
    Corporate & Strategy
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  • January 26, 2021
    Helen Selby, General Counsel and Company Secretary at Asda has been named in The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100 List’ for 2021, which recognises excellence across the legal sector. Helen, who joined Asda in April 2020, has been recognised for her role in helping Asda to continue to feed the nation throughout the pandemic. Working alongside other retailers…
    Corporate & Strategy
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  • January 21, 2021
    Asda has today announced that it is working with Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) to provide 7,000 laptops to schools across the UK to help those children who are at risk of falling behind in their education because they do not have the technology to take part in online lessons during lockdown.The supermarket has formed a partnership with technology…
    Corporate & Strategy
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  • January 13, 2021
    Asda has today announced it will become the first supermarket to provide in-store Covid vaccinations starting WC 25th January.The supermarket has been selected by NHS England to operate a vaccination centre from an in-store pharmacy in Birmingham and qualified Asda pharmacy colleagues will administer the vaccine to priority groups identified by…
    Corporate & Strategy
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  • January 7, 2021
    Asda has today published its gender pay figures for 2020 which show that it continues to make good progress in closing the gap in the average hourly pay rates of male and female colleagues across its business.The supermarket has reduced both the mean and median gender pay rates for the third consecutive year and both figures are now well below the…
    People
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  • January 6, 2021
    Asda has today provided an update on product availability, online capacity and Covid safety measures in stores following the introduction on new lockdown measures across the UK.The supermarket advised that it currently has strong product availability across its stores and depots and its colleagues are working around the clock to keep the shelves…
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  • January 5, 2021
    Asda has announced that it has donated five million meals through its back of store donation scheme giving vital support to local charities and community organisations across the country.Thanks to its partnership with FareShare, over the past three years the supermarket has been able to donate much-needed quality, in-date produce, often including…
    Fight Hunger
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  • January 5, 2021
    To the delight of hungry herbivores around the country, ASDA has announced a partnership with vegan concept creator, Kbox Global, to trial a supermarket vegan butcher counter – Veelicious.Situated at ASDA’s Watford store, the counter will open in the New Year as a six month trial to coincide with Veganuary and will have a consistent vegan butcher…
    Food & Drink
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  • December 29, 2020
    Ensuring Brits bring in the new year with a bang, ASDA has also rolled back the price of selected fizz favourites by over £8 until 31st December. Branded champagnes are included in the deal including Heidsieck & Co Monopole Blue Top Brut Champagne reduced to £12.97 from £21 and Henri Cachet Champagne reduced to £9.97 from £13.50.Perfect for…
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  • December 22, 2020
    After a difficult year for many charities, Asda is thanking hundreds of hard working volunteers on the front line by delivering festive hampers, as a thank you for their continued support to provide for people struggling to afford the basics in their community. Volunteers from Asda’s charity partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust who are…
    Fight Hunger
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  • December 17, 2020
    Asda has today announced it has further extended its partnership strategy after launching new ‘test and learn’ trials with Accessorize and Decathlon in a West Midlands store - just in time for Christmas.Accessorize – one of the UK’s most loved fashion and accessory brands – has launched an exclusive partnership at Asda Minworth, giving customers…
    Corporate & Strategy
    3 Min Read
  • December 14, 2020
    Asda has today announced it is putting additional Covid safety measures in place to protect colleagues and customers during the busy Christmas shopping period.In addition to the comprehensive safety measures that are already in place in all stores, customers can expect the following when they shop:Extra security colleagues on the doors of all 421…
    Corporate & Strategy
    2 Min Read
  • December 11, 2020
    Supermarket Asda has today filed its annual Statutory Accounts for the financial year to 31st December 2019 with Companies House.The accounts for Asda Group Limited, includes the financial activities of all Asda stores, distribution centres and online operations including food, clothing, general merchandise and fuel.Asda’s sales for 2019 were…
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  • December 9, 2020
    Supermarket Asda has today announced it will not open its stores on Boxing Day and give thousands of colleagues the opportunity stay at home with loved ones in recognition of their efforts as key workers during the Covid 19 pandemic.In an announcement shared by CEO and President Roger Burnley via email and on his Instagram account it was confirmed…
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