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Asda has opened its first bulk-buy trial outlet adjacent to its Patchway, Bristol superstore.  Using the The Deal Depot banner, this new format represents a distinct concept from the core Asda operation, with separate branding and differentiated ranging.  We popped in on its first day of trading to get a feel for this new value proposition and to grab a couple of bargains!

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Asda has posted a 0.5% decline in like-for-like retail sales for the three months to September 30th and highlighted how uncertainty about Brexit is impacting shopper confidence. The drop in sales represents a slight deterioration on performance in the first half of 2019 when sales declined by 0.3% (Q1 was -1.1% and Q2 +0.5%, with quarterly trends impacted by the timing of Easter). 'Doing the r...
With increasing political uncertainty, and a very wet start to the autumn, growth in the 12 weeks to November 3rd slowed to 1%, a slight reduction compared to last month's 1.3%. We look at the range of performances amongst the leading retailers in more detail. Ocado continues to grow well ahead of the market Ocado retained its position as the fastest growing retailer, at 13.5%. It has now b...


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