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Family spending power up £11, says Asda

19 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Family spending power is up this Christmas, following the biggest annual increase to discretionary income in almost five years, according to the Asda Income Tracker.

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Asda's Andy Clarke to take over IGD presidency in January

17 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

Asda chief executive Andy Clarke will step into Mars Chocolate UK and global retail president Fiona Dawson’s shoes as president of the IGD from the new year.

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Asda Christmas shopping basket nearly £10 cheaper than Tesco's

12 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Asda has trounced its nearest rival by almost a tenner in this year’s Christmas 33…

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Asda rolls out 3D printer to Watford and Milton Keynes stores Subscription

29 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Asda is speeding up expansion of its 3D printing services, which can scan a person in seconds…

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Asda looks to Extra Special range to woo southern shoppers

24 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Asda is attempting to woo southern shoppers by showcasing its Extra Special range in its “festive kitchen” at the Taste of London Winter event.


Asda to roll out robotic click & collect units Subscription

22 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Asda is set to roll out robotically operated click & collect units that require no human supervision…

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Family spending power up again, says Asda

21 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Family spending power increased year on year in October for the 13th consecutive month, according to the latest Asda Income Tracker.

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Asda Christmas range 'five times cheaper' than rivals

20 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Asda’s new Christmas range is up to “five times cheaper” than competitors and will be available nationwide, the supermarket has claimed


Tesco and Asda told to sell more Fairtrade bananas

16 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Campaigners are calling on Asda and Tesco to sell more Fairtrade bananas…

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Asda to bring its fresh supply chain forward by six hours Subscription

15 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda is considering moving its entire fresh supply chain forward by six hours in order to meet the changing needs…

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Asda trains staff to support dementia sufferers

14 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Asda staff will be trained to support shoppers suffering from dementia as part of the supermarket’s strategic partnership with The Open University.


Premier Foods launches marketing campaign for Peckish brand Subscription

14 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Premier Foods is launching a shopper marketing push to promote the UK rollout of Australian rice cracker brand Peckish…

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Asda will not react to short-term tactics, pledges Clarke

13 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Grocery market upheaval including the continued rise of the discounters was today described as an industry “shockwave” by Asda boss Andy Clarke.

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Asda offers suppliers pay-per-click service

07 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Asda is giving its suppliers the opportunity to pay for prominence on its home-shopping site…

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X Factor's Jahmene to bring a smile to Asda's Christmas campaign

06 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Asda kicks off its Christmas television advertising campaign tonight with a first showing during ITV1’s Emmerdale.

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Help the big four to reduce stock and create differentiation

01 Nov 2014 | By David Sables

Coverage of the Tesco scandal has oscillated between accounting misdemeanour and supplier treatment…

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Young's adds mussels to The Funky Fish Kitchen Subscription

25 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Young’s this week launched the first mussels dish in its exclusive-to-Asda Funky Fish Kitchen range…

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FareShare chief slams lack of action on food waste Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Just half a dozen companies in the food industry have introduced effective systems to divert food destined to become waste…

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Asda recalls Prosecco over shattering bottles

22 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Asda has recalled batches of its Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry wine following complaints about the bottles shattering.


Faccenda Foods extends roast-in-bag chicken range

20 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Faccenda Foods has extended its roast-in-bag flavoured chicken range with three new variants…

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Asda’s operating profit rockets by 18.3% in 2013 Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Asda saw a significant profit hike last year despite losing market share, new accounts in Companies House reveal.


Asda claims morale is high despite job cuts

06 Oct 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda has insisted that staff morale remains high as its in-store restructure comes to a close…

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Alf Turner Dragon's Fury sausage listed by Asda

04 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Dragon’s Fury – a new spiced sausage from butcher Alf Turner & Sons – is to make its debut this month…


Asda banana pricing in Facebook storm

02 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Asda has come under fire on social media after a video claimed to show the retailer over-charging for pre-bagged bananas…

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Asda signs up to Coeliac UK Gluten-free Guarantee

15 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Asda has committed  to offer a basket of eight core gluten-free food items in every store – making it the first supermarket to sign up to charity Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Guarantee campaign.


Asda wins festive Grocer 33 thanks to cheap alcohol offers Subscription

12 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Last year, Asda narrowly lost out to Tesco in our special Grocer 33 Christmas shop…

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Asda Wolstanton: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Claire Farrell

On Black Friday and Saturday, we opened at 8am, but people had queued from 4am…


Black Friday: In pictures

28 Nov 2014

As the dust settles on another Black Friday, it would seem that the now annual scramble for discounted televisions and tablets has been as chaotic and popular as ever.


Asda Watford staff work hard for the G33 win Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Emma Page

Despite gaining no points for availability, shop floor service was exceptional at this week’s winner, Asda Watford…

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Bet it all on Black (Friday) Subscription

27 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

There’s no going back now; Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving Day – has found a profitable new home in the UK, with more…

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Could the big four become the big three? Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Goldman Sachs’ contention that the supermarkets needed to cut 20% of retail space created plenty of headlines this week, but the bank’s suggestion that the industry could be ripe for consolidation went almost unnoticed.


Asda win takes it into overall Grocer 33 lead Subscription

14 Nov 2014 | By Emma Page

Asda Dewsbury triumphed this week with a score of 83 – making Asda the overall leader this G33 year…

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The week ahead in finance - w/c 10 November Subscription

09 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Next week’s financial calendar isn’t quite as packed as the week just past, but there will be two crucial updates for the grocery retail sector

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Asda's Equal Value case: not about sex, about unions

31 Oct 2014 | By Adam Leyland

CEO Andy Clarke (the Archbishop of Asda, as Michael Buerk dubbed him at the IGD Convention), can afford to feel just a lit…

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Asda Split Pots Favourite Desserts: acid test Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Suppliers continue to roll out products to extend the use of yoghurt beyond breakfast and into the desserts market…


Asda's profits may be strong but it is not immune to changing market Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Companies House figures for Asda today showed the supermarket’s operating profits up by 18% to almost £1bn last year.

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Asda takes no prisoners in latest G33 victory Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Adam Leyland

The phased rollout of the new Morrisons loyalty card-cum-discounter price-matching scheme means we have yet to…

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