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Asda has announced plans for a major restructuring of its bakery operation that will mean an end to bread and other bakery lines being baked from scratch in-store. The retailer has now launched a consultation with 1,200 staff risk of redundancy across its 341 supermarkets which aims to offer them alternative roles within Asda when possible.

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The UK is in the process of cautiously easing its COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The country is currently in stage two, which allows two households or groups of up to six people to socialise in an outdoor setting. With new lockdown measures in place, people are looking to spend more time with their family and friends in outdoor spaces. We explore the impact the easing of lockdown has had on s...
The GB market grew 7.4% in the 12 weeks to 21 March, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period sees the annualisation of retailers’ performance against the record-breaking sales of March 2020, when the country went into its first lockdown. Sales over the most recent four weeks were down 3% versus last year, with shoppers making 117m fewer trips to the supermarket than in March 2020...
Roger Burnley has decided to step down as CEO of Asda next year once the business has transitioned to new ownership and a long-term successor is in place. Though not an unexpected development, the departure of Asda’s highly respected chief executive adds to uncertainty surrounding the business. In this article I look at the challenges facing Asda as its priorities shift under the Issa brothers’ o...

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Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.

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