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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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Asda ups search for new COO

14 Apr 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

The retailer announced in January that it had begun the hunt to fill the vacancy following the departure of Mark Ibbotson, and this week confirmed it is looking for a ‘very experienced board level retailer’

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Asda marches south with expansion plans

23 Mar 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Two London high street stores lead charge to 150 new standalone petrol stations, 1,000 Click & Collect London and South East sites

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Asda seeks to avert driver shortage crisis with £1m scheme Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Asda are on track to have transferred 100 warehouse employees over to driving within 12 months

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Media Bites 20 February: Asda, Majestic Wine, Co-op Subscription

20 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Asda’s fourth quarter numbers are given a heavy amount of column inches

Asda sales shrink as it looks to open 17 new stores Subscription

19 Feb 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Asda has revealed a 2.6% fall in like-for-like sales over the last three months of the 2014.

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Asda to digitise store coupons... with a little help from Sir Terry Leahy

10 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Program will be run by Sir Terry Leahy-backed company, aims to eliminate fraud and be more convenient

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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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Asda beats its G33 pricing rivals by a distance Subscription

23 Jul 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda racked up its third pricing win in a row this week with a particularly decisive victory…

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Asda deal on Pimm's makes it no1 in Grocer 33 Subscription

17 Jul 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda recorded an absolutely comprehensive victory in terms of price this week

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Asda CEO Andy Clarke answers your questions Subscription

03 Jul 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Asda CEO Andy Clarke answers questions on marketing, store densities and those Kantar figures

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Asda Good & Balanced Curried Chick Peas: acid test

24 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

This microwaveable pouched food is part of Asda’s Good & Balanced range…

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Asda is top of G33 pricing fight despite cuts at Morrisons Subscription

18 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

 Asda picks up the prize for cheapest basket in the first week of the Grocer 33 year

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Asda makes comeback as cheapest Grocer 33 retailer Subscription

05 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asda claimed a resounding victory

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Asda plays the long game Subscription

19 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

If Asda CEO Andy Clarke needed a little literary inspiration before facing the nation’s press today, a phrase or two from Rudyard Kipling…

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Asda CEO Andy Clarke unmoved despite wonky sales Subscription

19 Feb 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Asda CEO Andy Clarke and CFO Alex Russo exuded an aura of calm as they gave company updates

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Asda in Grocer 33 Valentine's Day massacre Subscription

12 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The G33 gets pulses racing this week, with Valentine’s Day staples such as chocolates, wine…

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