Asda news

25 June 2020
Asda launched a new contact-free diagnostic virtual GP service in its Stevenage branch. Instant medical advice for shoppers The grocery retailer has rolled out another innovation this week at its Stevenage branch that allows Asda customers to access instant medical advice via a virtual appointment service. This part of Asda’s new partnership with Medicspot. The new virtual service can be...
23 June 2020
In the 12-weeks prior to 14th June take home grocery sales grew 13.7% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Kantar. This is a slight slow down from the previous 12-week period where sales growth was 14.3%. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Shopping patterns remain severely disrupted This 12-week period captures the full lockdown period...
19 June 2020
Father’s Day celebration during lockdown this year will look very different for a lot of families. Social distancing will require people to celebrate from a-far and social media and video calling apps will be popular to help connect families. Due to safety measures many activities are not possible, and retailers have come up with creative and exciting ways to make Father’s Day 2020 special. In th...
27 May 2020
The 12-week period to 17th May saw grocery sales rise 14.3%, the fastest rate since comparable records began in 1994, according to the latest figures from Kantar. We look at the results in more detail and performance from key retailers. Shoppers conducted fewer, larger shops The 12 weeks to 17th May included the pre-lockdown rush to the shops in March and eight weeks of stay-at-home advice....
19 May 2020
Asda's LFL sales grew by 3.5% (exc. fuel) in the three months to March 31st, according to newly released financial results. The period was boosted by a surge in demand for groceries in the weeks leading up to the imposition of the lockdown on March 23rd, as shoppers stocked up on essentials and switched from eating out to meals at home. The sales growth also benefited from one more trading day th...
12 May 2020
Asda has launched a new food box service targeted at vulnerable and shielded customers using the StarStock online platform. £30 food box for vulnerable shoppers Available through foodboxes.asda.com , Asda's new 'cupboard filler' food box typically contains 31 ambient lines that have been in high demand since the outbreak of the pandemic. Priced at £30 including delivery, the box includes ...
11 May 2020
Market update: Grocery sales growth slows to 5.5% in April:  New data from Kantar  reveals a slowdown in grocery market growth from 20.6% in March to 5.5% over the four weeks to April 19th as consumers settle into life under lockdown   Multiples update:   Tesco acts to meet soaring potato demand: Tesco has agreed to take excess stock from potato supplier Branston that ...
03 May 2020
In this regularly updated article, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Market update: Grocery sales growth slows to 5.5% in April:  New data from Kantar  reveals a slowdown in grocery market growth from 20.6% in March to 5.5% over the four weeks to April 19th as consumers settle into life under lockdown. Multiples update: Sain...
26 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update: Tesco opens first NHS Nightingale hospital stores:  Tesco has opened stores at the NHS Nightingale hospital, at London's ExCeL centre and the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Open 24 hours a day and staffed by colleagues from nearby stores, they ...
20 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update Morrisons offers 10% discount to NHS staff: From Thursday, NHS staff will be entitled to a 10% discount when shopping at the retailer's stores. The scheme will last until July 12th when it will be reviewed. This latest initiative follows on from Morrisons...