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Asda’s new owners have agreed to offload a number of forecourts in order to allay competition concerns and formally complete their £6.8bn takeover of then business.

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The latest release from Kantar, tracking the performance of GB grocery retail over the 12 weeks to 18 April 2021, shows that sector growth slowed to 5.7%, as sales met the tougher comparatives of the early pandemic in 2020 and non-essential retail and the out-of-home sectors began to open from 12 April, beginning the resumption of a more normal competitive retail landscape.  However, Kantar indic...
This weekend news broke that UK-based natural fast food operator Leon has been bought by EG Group in a deal worth between £80m and £100m.   As well as being hugely important for the companies involved, it also marks a step-change in the UK food-to-go market.   So let’s take a look at deal in more detail and examine why it is so significant for the market in general. A quick guide to Leon ...
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. Switch to centralised production In future, produc...

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04/05/2021
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Asda.
30/04/2021
Centre store categories are of significant interest and importance for grocery retailers and suppliers. While on one end the centre store drives revenue for suppliers and retailers, the latter benefit from the traffic it attracts to their stores. Centre store categories also provide retailers with the opportunity to encourage shoppers to trade up or drive incremental volume.
27/04/2021
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.
07/04/2021
The latest UK grocery retail appointments. This edition features Asda, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Waitrose, WBA and Poundland.

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