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  • August 21, 2020
    The data from Asda's August 2020 Income Tracker also showed; Family spending power was down by 3.6% in July 2020 compared to the same month a year ago. This marks the steepest contraction since March 2012In the three months to June 2020, wages including bonuses fell by 2.0% in real terms, while those excluding bonuses saw a 1.0% inflation-adjusted…
    Income Tracker
    1 Min Read
  • August 21, 2020
    Asda has launched the first 100% recyclable blueberry punnet, which thanks to new packaging innovation, means customers can now recycle the punnets and film as a whole, without removing the lid.The new and sustainable punnets have been designed so customers can’t remove the film lid, which means the whole tray can be recycled together, a move will…
    Sustainability
    37 Min Read
  • August 18, 2020
    Asda and Walmart have today published their second quarter earnings covering the period from 1st April to 30th June 2020.The trading quarter, which began the week after lockdown was imposed across the UK on 23rd March, saw Asda’s like-for-like sales excluding fuel, increase by 3.8% year-on-year.The supermarket also delivered record online sales in…
    5 Min Read
  • August 13, 2020
    As it continues its fight against plastic across the business, Asda has announced the removal of unnecessary plastic from freestanding display units and customer signage in stores across the country. As part of Asda’s accelerated target to reduce own brand plastic by 15% by 2021, the retailer is working to make in-store displays more sustainable,…
    Sustainability
    7 Min Read
  • August 12, 2020
    Asda has announced a market first as it launches a new fleet of home delivery vans, which will aim to drive down carbon emissions and reduce the number of miles driven each day. The new carbon fiber fleet has a 10% improvement in miles per gallon and with an increased capacity inside, the 25 vans can delivery to more customers, drastically…
    Sustainability
    7 Min Read
  • August 6, 2020
    The Asda Foundation is supporting 100’s of local good causes as part of its Healthy Holiday fund with the aim of helping to provide access to food for children across the school holidays. The programme which is in its third year will support local charities across the UK who applied for a grant of up to £500 via their local store.The grants of up…
    Community
    2 Min Read
  • August 5, 2020
    Starting this week, Asda has launched a two-store trial allowing customers to conveniently return George parcels at the same time as they receive their weekly shop.Customers in York and Milton Keynes can now return George online purchases for free by simply handing back their items to an Asda home shopping driver when they receive a grocery…
    1 Min Read
  • August 4, 2020
    Asda is set to become the first UK retailer to use hydrogen fuel cells to power manual handling equipment, reducing its carbon footprint in the area by 80%.The six-month trial will take place at its Skelmersdale Chilled Distribution Centre (CDC) in Greater Manchester and the cells will be used to power equipment such as fork lift trucks and order…
    1 Min Read
  • July 24, 2020
    Asda has revealed it is the first UK supermarket to trial a permanent ‘trolley wash’ facility as the retailer looks at innovative ways to help customers shop safely.The unit is now in place at Asda’s Morley store and works by coating trolleys in fine particles containing an anti-microbial solution – leaving them clean and dry to the touch in…
    39 Min Read
  • July 24, 2020
    The data from Asda's June 2020 Income Tracker also showed;Family spending power fell by 2.2% in the year to June, the steepest contraction since August 2013The latest figures from HMRC show that the number of people on furlough crossed the 9 million mark in JuneInflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), edged up by 0.1 percentage…
    Income Tracker
    1 Min Read
  • July 17, 2020
    If you’re fond of the familiar, fruity flavours of pink gin and craving a decadent dessert that oozes indulgence, look no further than Asda’s NEW Pink Gin Cheesecake.Sweet and creamy, the pink cheesecake slices come as a duo for just £2 - perfect for a romantic picnic date or sharing with friends with a sweet tipple this summer.Complete with a…
    1 Min Read
  • July 16, 2020
    Asda has become the first UK supermarket to introduce a 100% recyclable own-label crisp tubeThe move will cut 98.2 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging each year, the equivalent of 2.34 million tubes of crisps.The switch is part of Asda’s accelerated commitment to reduce own-brand plastic packaging by 15% by 2021Asda is today announcing that it has…
    4 Min Read
  • July 9, 2020
    Over 19,000 Asda colleagues are celebrating after seeing their investment in the company’s Save As You Earn (SAYE) Share Save Scheme produce a bumper return of £44m.Colleagues were offered the chance to save between £5 and £350 directly from their salary each month for a three-year period. At the end of the three years, they then have the…
    People
    1 Min Read
  • July 8, 2020
    Asda has partnered with Uber Eats to offer customers a rapid delivery service to the doorstep in as little as 30 minutes*.The trial, which launches this week from stores in Leeds (Pudsey) and Birmingham (Barnes Hill), gives customers a choice of over 300 Asda own-brand products and branded everyday items for speedy delivery including; ready meals,…
    Food & Drink
    2 Min Read
  • July 8, 2020
    Asda has announced the launch of its latest food box, brimming with fresh fruit and vegetables, delivered straight to your doorstep. Containing 18 colourful items for just £20 including delivery, it represents the best value* supermarket fruit and vegetable box available.Whether you’re whipping up a healthy meal the whole family, or enjoying a…
    Food & Drink
    2 Min Read
  • July 7, 2020
    Asda has launched a national food drive in its stores across the country, to collect vital food donations for food banks supporting people in crisis following Covid-19. 382 of the retailer’s stores will take part in the month-long food drive that will call on its generous customers to donate vital food and hygiene essentials, which will support…
    Fight Hunger
    76 Min Read
  • July 3, 2020
    As of 4th July, all of George at Asda’s ladies’ bags will be 100% vegan, meaning no animal-derived products are used in the making of the range.There is a selection of bags available in a variety of styles and colours, including a pale pink ring detail bag, a burgundy mini mock croc cross body bag and a mock croc black bag, making them a must have…
    George Fashion
    3 Min Read
  • June 29, 2020
    The Asda Income Tracker was £2.62 a week lower in May 2020 than a year beforeThe data from Asda's June 2020 Income Tracker also showed;Family spending power fell by 1.2% in the year to May 2020. With the economic fallout from coronavirus impacting individuals’ incomes via furloughing, redundancies, wage cuts and reductions in hours, discretionary…
    Income Tracker
    2 Min Read
  • June 24, 2020
    550 tonnes of strawberries expected to fly off shelves37% increase in rosé sales predicted60 - 70% spike in beer and cider sales anticipated480% rise in sales of fans forecastedAs sun worshippers around the country are enjoying the hottest June days in 40 years, Brits won’t be the only thing set to sizzle. With the mercury rising, Asda is set to…
    1 Min Read
  • June 24, 2020
    From this week Asda Pharmacy at the Stevenage Supercentre will offer a new virtual GP service for customers which is completely contact-free. Rather than waiting for an NHS appointment, Asda customers can access instant medical advice via a virtual appointment service, as part of Asda’s new partnership with Medicspot.Patients can use the service…
    Expansion & Innovation
    2 Min Read