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No longer against the strong summer figures, the grocery market has picked up the pace in the 12 weeks to October 6th. Growth was +1.3%, from +0.5% in the previous period, according to Kantar. With inflation dropping from 1.0% to 0.8%, higher volumes drive this growth. We look at the results in more detail and the latest news from the key retailers.

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Asda is set to trial a new bulk buy warehouse concept at one of its leading store locations, according to reports in The Grocer, confirmed with Asda by IGD. The new format will share similarities with Sam’s Club, the warehouse club format also owned by Walmart. While details have yet to be finalised, it is likely that format will target independent retailers but unlike Costco will not charge a...
The grocery market returned to growth in the 12 weeks to September 8th with sales at +0.5% according to Kantar. Following a challenging summer, the warmer weather over the August bank holiday helped to boost sales. We look at the results in more detail including the impressive performances from Co-op and Ocado. Stand-out performance from Co-op Co-op saw excellent growth in this period with ...
Asda has filed significantly improved results for FY 2018, with a pick-up in both revenue growth and profits. Highlights for the year to 31 December 2018 Total sales + 2.1%, exc. VAT and fuel (2017: +0.8%) LFL sales +1.6%, exc. VAT and fuel (2017: +0.5%) Total sales +3.1%, inc. fuel to £22.9bn (2017: +2.6%) Operating profit +9.2% to £803m Operating margin: 3.5% (2017: 3.3%) ...

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15/10/2019
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.
01/10/2019
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Asda.
05/09/2019
This in-depth guide to the explores the key trends in UK grocery retail and the growth strategies of major retailers. It also includes our five year market and channel forecasts, as well as quarterly LFL and full year profit data for The Big Four retailers. Retailers profiled in this report: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, M&S, Iceland
13/08/2019
Shoppers can now scan Asda milk bottles to find out how to correctly recycle them. With reducing plastic waste high on shoppers' agendas, Asda has joined forces with dairy company Arla to launch a new augmented-reality app to help customers recycle more.
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