Asda news

30 November 2021
Asda has reported a slight decline in Q3 sales and provided new details about its preparations for Christmas. LFLs down by 0.7% but food outperforms Like-for-like sales excluding fuel in the three months to September 30 th were 0.7% lower than a year earlier, impacted by a tough comparative period when social distancing restrictions resulted in more meals being consumed at home. Over a two-y...
23 November 2021
Asda has launched a refillable draft beer concept, the first UK grocer to do so, as it extends its refillables trial to another location. Takeaway craft beer offer Located in the beers, wines and spirits aisle at Asda’s Milton Keynes store, the new fixture provides customers with a regularly changing selection of 12 beers from draft beer pumps which colleagues will pour into one or two litr...
18 November 2021
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are the latest UK retailers to launch their Christmas adverts. These highlight the joys of celebrating Christmas with family and friends, which was a challenge in 2020. Tesco Tesco has taken a fun approach with its Christmas advert, spotlighting a woman with a ‘Nothing’s Stopping Us’ attitude this Christmas. It offers a humorous perspective to the ch...
09 November 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% in the 12 weeks to 1 November, versus 2020’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. Grocery spend remains significantly higher than in 2019, at +7.3%. We look at these results in more detail, including Tesco’s positive performance and the discounters’ market share gains. Large trips continue, as online sales stabilise Purchasing habits seem ...
22 October 2021
As the roll-out of the Asda On The Move convenience format moves up a gear, with the aim of reaching 28 sites by the end of 2021, the conversion of the store on Euro Garages’ Holtspur forecourt near Beaconsfield is the first to showcase a premium variant relevant to more affluent catchments. Using Asda ‘Extra Special’ brand to elevate both store and range Incorporating the identity of Asda’...
22 October 2021
Following trials with over 2,000 colleagues, Asda has announced that it is rolling out its Asda Rewards loyalty app trial to customers at 16 stores in West Yorkshire and the West Midlands. What are Asda Rewards? The Asda Rewards app allows customers to earn rewards when buy selected branded and own label 'star' products or complete an in app 'mission'. Rewards accumulate as a cash pot in th...
19 October 2021
The planned purchase of Asda fuel forecourts by its sister business, forecourt specialist, Euro Garages (EG) has been abandoned, with a formal announcement ending the process made on 18 October. The proposed deal, worth £750m was launched back in February 2021 just as the Issa brothers, Mohsin and Zuber, owners of EG completed their acquisition of the Asda supermarket business in partnership with...
12 October 2021
Asda has announced a number of major initiatives over the last week that demonstrate its growing focus on new channels, products and sustainability. Largest refill store opened in York Following the launch of its Middleton sustainability store last year and a follow up opening in Glasgow, Asda has opened its largest ever refill store at Monk's Cross in York. This will stock 100 branded and pr...
14 September 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 5 September, according to the latest results from Kantar. We look at key performances in more detail and highlight UK news you may have missed. Pandemic still having an effect COVID is clearly still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.7% higher in the 12 weeks to 5 September than in 2019. However, the first week of Se...
06 September 2021
Number three UK supermarket retailer, Asda has reported like-for-like sales down 0.7% for the three month period April to June 2021. This decline is unsurprising given the strength of the comparative period in 2020 when the first lockdown drove exceptional growth in both larger store and especially online sales. However, Asda performance continued to show resilience versus pre-pandemic levels, wi...