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Porky Whites to launch trio of new pork lines into Asda Subscription

26 Aug 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

The brand also plans a low-fat sausage in the new year

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Asda to donate £360k raised from Welsh plastic bags

24 Aug 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

The money raised from the Welsh Government’s 5p single use carrier bag initiative will be distributed via the Community Foundation in Wales

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Jim Viggars: former Asda buyer sacked 'for gross misconduct' Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Adam Leyland

Jim Viggars, the 30-year Asda meat buying veteran, was fired for gross misconduct, The Grocer has learned

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Asda launches new “made with British milk” labelling

17 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

The new labelling will support Asda’s commitment to sourcing its own-label Cheddar using 100% British milk from Arla, the retailer says

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Asda recalls Boys' Hulk Dress-Up Costume Subscription

14 Aug 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Asda is recalling its Boys’ Hulk Dress-Up Costume due to a ‘potential choking hazard’…

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Asda commits to paying more for its milk

14 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

The price Asda pays its fresh milk supplier, Arla, is to rise to 28 pence per litre

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Sainsbury's is second largest grocery retailer again as Co-op achieves growth

28 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Overall sales and shopper numbers also up, with prices now down 1.6%

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Asda commits to UK lamb sourcing

15 Jul 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The retailer said that from mid-July, it will guarantee that 100% of lamb loins, boned out leg joints, half legs and lamb on sale in its stores will be UK-sourced

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Asda in new redistribution scheme with FareShare Subscription

10 Jul 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Asda is doubling the number of stores selling ‘wonky fruit and veg’…

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Asda the latest supermarket to cut milk prices

07 Jul 2015 | By Julia Glotz

The supermarket reduced its one-pinters from 49p to 45p and two-pinters from 89p to 75p

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Asda phases out integrated Disney stores Subscription

03 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Andy Clarke this week revealed the retailer had axed the format, but said licensing would continue to be important to the business

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Andy Clarke confident Asda will improve customer service Subscription

03 Jul 2015

Asda CEO Andy Clarke is expecting the retailer’s customer service levels to improve in the next few months…

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Morrisons and discounters grow in latest market share figures

30 Jun 2015 | By Andrew Don

Aldi and Lidl reach new highs as David Potts looks to be righting the ship

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Andy Clarke, Asda CEO, will guest edit The Grocer this week

29 Jun 2015

We’ll be asking Andy about all things Asda, market share and the rise of the discounters tomorrow (30 June)

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Egg supplier Fairburn wins Asda listing for Heal's Free Range Subscription

28 Jun 2015 | By Kevin White

Fast-growing egg supplier LJ Fairburn & Son has secured a listing with Asda stores in Shropshire…

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Asda claims first ever striped pepper, with distinct flavour

08 Jun 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The Asda Extra Special stripy pepper, a combination of yellow and red bell varieties, went on sale in stores nationwide today

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Asda to rejig website after Smartprice lines prove elusive Subscription

29 May 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The retailer said its current engine restricted the number of products displayed, and admitted: “Our search results aren’t always as accurate as they could be”

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Asda claims campylobacter prevention first

21 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

30% of Asda’s whole chicken supply will be processed using SonoSteam from next month

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Asda quietly introducing new café format

20 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

The first, a 1,600 sq ft unit, opened in Asda’s Leicester store last November which replaced the existing Asda Café, with four now open

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Asda sales slump in ‘most challenging year yet’ for supermarkets Subscription

19 May 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Asda has revealed a 3.9% fall in like-for-like sales during an “unprecedented” quarter in the grocery market.

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Asda focuses on fruit wine with new ranges and dedicated bays Subscription

16 May 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Asda is introducing dedicated bays for fruit-flavoured wines in most of its stores and launching an own-label range…

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Asda apologises for British pork sourcing slip-up

22 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

According to the National Pig Association’s latest Porkwatch survey, UK retailers increased the proportion of British bacon vs imported bacon on their shelves

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Asda parking fine donations to Motability top £250,000 mark Subscription

20 Apr 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

The retail giant began donating money generated from the parking penalties it issued to those who misused the disabled and parent and child parking bays at its UK stores in 2008

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Asda insists lamb mislabelling is a one-off

16 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Asda has insisted a recent meat mislabelling incident in one of its Scottish stores does not point to control problems in its supply chain.

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Why Asda's current strategy isn't cutting it Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Adam Leyland

Did the media smell blood? Or was it just silly season, with under-employed hacks going along for the ride?

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Asda Extra Special Stuffed Chestnut Mushrooms: acid test Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

While fresh mushroom sales dipped 2.5% last year, they outperformed the declining fresh veg category…

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Can Andy Clarke deliver recovery with Asda backs to the wall? Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Clarke promises turnaround after worst performance in its history

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No comfort to Asda in Grocer 33 despite roasting rivals Subscription

20 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda made it three wins in three weeks in the Grocer 33 pricing survey after it undercut nearest rival Tesco by almost £3…

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Clarke relies on green shoots as Asda reaches ‘nadir’ Subscription

18 Aug 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Andy Clarke today confidently declared that the worst was now over for Asda

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Mike Jarrett, Asda Weston-super-Mare: G33 store of the week Subscription

13 Aug 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

”A score of 85 - when I tell the staff the roof is going to take off!”

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Asda beats closest Grocer 33 service rival by 26 points Subscription

13 Aug 2015 | By Lauren Morgan

On a busy Saturday afternoon, Asda Weston-super-Mare was in top form: its score of 85 was miles ahead…

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Asda wins G33 pricing battle but its rivals close up gap Subscription

13 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda sealed a second win in a row in the Grocer 33 pricing survey, but by a much more slender margin…

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Asda back on top of G33 price battle with an easy win Subscription

06 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

After Lidl wiped the floor with its rivals last week, this week’s Grocer 33 pricing survey has a more familiar feel…

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Asda Hereford wins G33 with store that exudes 'good value' Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Lauren Morgan

Despite close competition, Asda Hereford came out on top…

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Matt Allen-Ridge, Asda Hereford: G33 store of the week Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

We have a programme called the Mighty Merchants and are given a select 15 to 20 lines to sell each quarter…

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Acid Test: Asda Good & Balanced Soup Subscription

30 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

This soup was launched a few months after Asda unveiled its initial tranche of Good & Balanced products…

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