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  • April 20, 2021
    Today, 20th April 2021 the CMA have published their decision in respect of their Phase 1 investigation into the acquisition of Asda by the Issa Brothers and TDR Capital Ltd. The owners of Asda, the Issa Brothers and TDR Capital Ltd have made the following statement in response to the CMA’s decision. Spokesperson for the Issa brothers and TDR…
    Corporate & Strategy
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  • April 16, 2021
    Asda has today announced that John Fallon will succeed Rob McWilliam as Chief Financial Officer when Rob concludes his fixed term appointment in the role this Summer.In an announcement made to colleagues this morning, CEO and President Roger Burnley said;As many of you know, after six years away, in 2018 we welcomed Rob to Asda back on a fixed…
    Corporate & Strategy
    2 Min Read
  • April 12, 2021
    Supermarket retailer Asda has announced that during Ramadan it will be donating thousands of pounds to FareShare to support Muslim charities and community groups across the country. Through its charity partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare, Asda is enabling hundreds of vulnerable families access to food which might otherwise have…
    Fight Hunger
    2 Min Read
  • April 9, 2021
    The collection has been designed to encourage kids to get outside and ‘grow’ and features unique prints with joyful, hand-drawn illustrations of smiling vegetables, bright garden tools and colourful tractors.The kidswear range, which starts from age 1 and runs up to age 7, features slogans encouraging kids to reconnect with nature and to grow…
    George Fashion
    1 Min Read
  • April 6, 2021
    George at Asda has become the first supermarket retailer in the UK to offer clothing especially designed for children with specific or sensory-sensitive needs such as autism, through its Easy On Easy Wear range.Research from George has shown that the move is sorely needed – 8 in 10 parents (79%) of children with specific needs say that it is…
    5 Min Read
  • April 6, 2021
    Asda has opened its third in-store Covid vaccination centre and its first in the capital at its Old Kent Road Superstore in south east London.The opening follows the success of the supermarket’s two existing in-store Covid vaccination centres, which recently reached a major landmark with the vaccination of the 26,000th patient, two months after…
    Corporate & Strategy
    1 Min Read
  • April 1, 2021
    George at Asda has announced plans to work with partner brands in store and online as part of its strategy to broaden its appeal to younger Asda customers.Kicking off with the launch of the hugely popular ‘In the Style’ label in May, George has confirmed it aims to offer the womenswear label in 100 shops across the UK by the end of the year. A…
    Corporate & Strategy
    2 Min Read
  • April 1, 2021
    Shoppers are snapping up record numbers of Easter Eggs and other seasonal treats following another small increase in household disposable income. The latest data from Asda’s Income Tracker, which measures disposable income, showed that families were on average £26.43 a week better off in February compared to a year before - an annual increase of…
    Income Tracker
    1 Min Read
  • March 30, 2021
    Asda has announced that in a bid to continue to tackle holiday hunger, it will be enabling over half a million meals to be donated to families throughout the Easter holidays. Through its Fight Hunger partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare, Asda’s donation is enabling vulnerable families to access free meals over the holiday period,…
    2 Min Read
  • March 29, 2021
    Asda has today confirmed the appointment of Carl Dawson as Chief Information Officer (CIO).Carl joins Asda next month from Marks and Spencer, where he has spent the last six years as CIO delivering technology modernisation and digital transformation programmes.Anthony Hemmerdinger, Asda’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome…
    Corporate & Strategy
    1 Min Read
  • March 26, 2021
    The Supreme Court has ruled on the first stage of Asda’s Equal Value case and decided the roles of store-based workers can be compared to distribution centres roles for the purposes of an equal value assessment. Asda’s response to this ruling is below: An Asda spokesperson said:“This ruling relates to one stage of a complex case that is likely to…
    1 Min Read
  • March 18, 2021
    Asda has today announced that CEO and President Roger Burnley has decided to leave the business next year, after the supermarket has transitioned fully to new ownership and once his long-term successor is in place.Having brought Asda back into British ownership, the Issa brothers and TDR Capital continue to be focused on supporting its leadership…
    Corporate & Strategy
    3 Min Read
  • March 18, 2021
    Supermarket Asda is removing 101m pieces of single use plastic from its stores each year by switching from plastic to reusable fruit and veg bags. The move follows a 9-store trial and following positive customer and colleague feedback, Asda has now decided to remove all single-use plastic fruit and veg bags from its stores across the UK, instead…
    Sustainability
    1 Min Read
  • March 16, 2021
    Asda has extended its ‘Happy to Chat’ initiative, which offers its delivery drivers the option to add a new element to their uniform: a ‘Happy to Chat’ badge to let customers know they’re happy to have a quick chat with them whilst their shopping is being delivered.The initiative first launched as a trial in November in conjunction with the Royal…
    Customers & Colleagues
    1 Min Read
  • March 12, 2021
    Shoppers are busy sprucing up their gardens and outdoor living spaces to welcome family and friends once Covid restrictions on outdoor gatherings in England are eased later this month. Asda has seen a significant uptick in demand across its outdoor and garden categories since the Government confirmed that people can meet with one other household…
    Income Tracker
    3 Min Read
  • March 4, 2021
    Asda’s in-store Covid vaccination centres today reached a major landmark with the vaccination of the 10,000th patient less than five weeks after the first centre opened.Asda became the first supermarket to support the NHS vaccination programme using its in-store pharmacies with the opening of a vaccination centre in the Cape Hill store in…
    Corporate & Strategy
    1 Min Read
  • March 3, 2021
    Asda has confirmed it will continue to pay Business Rates in full during 2021-22 and will not accept the offer of rates relief announced today by the Chancellor in his Spring budget.This decision follows Asda’s move last December to pay business rates of £333m for 2020-21 in full to the UK Government (and Devolved Administrations) waiving the…
    1 Min Read
  • March 2, 2021
    Home-schooling has been a challenging time for parents across Britain, but as the home-school of Mum and Dad is about to close and the children set to go back to classrooms from Monday 8th March, ASDA has launched ‘The Last Day of Home-School’ bundle to celebrate the final day in style.This follows new research from ASDA which reveals that many…
    Food & Drink
    2 Min Read
  • March 1, 2021
    In partnership with Yellow Octopus Group, Asda has launched a new ‘Take Back’ scheme which supports customers to recycle their unwanted clothes and textiles with ease. Customers will receive a 10% off voucher for George.com when they pack up their old and unwanted clothes, returning them to one of the retailers participating stores which can be…
    Sustainability
    2 Min Read
  • February 25, 2021
    Asda has today announced a programme of change proposals to transform parts of its business in response to the changing demands of the retail sector.The supermarket has seen a structural shift in customer behaviour towards online grocery during the pandemic, consistently growing ahead of the market, with delivery volumes doubling to reach levels…
    3 Min Read