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Asda's That's Better is a 'phantom promotion' say critics Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer said last week it had cut the price of thousands of lines by an average of 15%

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Asda kicks off price war salvo with ‘That’s Better’ push Subscription

09 Sep 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The move will see everyday essentials be cut by an average of 15%

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Asda grows profits 3.3% at expense of sales Subscription

07 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Asda has continued to outperform its peers in terms of profits but the protection of the bottom line saw sales plunge by almost £1bn in 2015.

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Asda adds triple-distilled vodka to its revamped spirits range Subscription

02 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Extra Special range of malt whisky, gin and brandy has undergone a packaging transformation

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Households £10 a week better off in July than last year Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Asda figures mark the 21st consecutive month of a double-digit rise in spending power

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Asda gets new smart mobile coupon system from O2 Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

New coupons allow customers to redeem offers straight from their smartphone without the need to print

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Asda sells off loss-making photo business for £5.35m Subscription

23 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Asda has agreed to sell its photo division to Photo-Me for around £5.35m, the UK-listed photo company announced this morning.

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Asda suffers sharpest quarterly sales decline in history Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailer has now suffered eight consecutive quarterly declines in sales

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Asda and Waitrose follow Tesco with avocado and coconut oil spreads Subscription

09 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

Retailers are looking to capitalise on the boom in avocado and coconut sales with own-label spread variants

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Walmart shows online ambitions with $3.3bn Jet deal Subscription

08 Aug 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Walmart has swooped for online retailer Jet.com in a $3.3bn deal as it seeks to battle the dominance of Amazon.

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Asda uses Dr Seuss book in George back to school campaign Subscription

03 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

A range of Dr Seuss merchandise will also be available to buy in Asda…

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Asda confirms it will phase out eggs from caged hens by 2025 Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By Carina Perkins

CIWF says “the hope that a cage-free day will dawn in modern egg production looks increasingly feasible”

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Asda income tracker reveals extra £12 of disposable income Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Asda says consumer spending power has now risen for 20 consecutive months

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Asda claims £57 per customer average saving from food waste advice

25 Jul 2016 | By James Halliwell

The supermarket ran a campaign alongside the University of Leeds offering tips on food storage, labelling and recipes for leftovers

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Asda hires Lidl COO Chris Walker for smaller store revamp

21 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Walker will be responsible for all its stores under 15,000 sq ft

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Sainsbury's bosses advise Asda against 'illogical' price war Subscription

19 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Retailer will never regain its position as cheapest in the market, chiefs argue

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Asda puts out Pokémon safety warning

18 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Avoid abandoning your trolley or shouting in celebration, says tongue-in-cheek warning

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Asda goes radical with revamped meat aisles Subscription

14 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The supermarket is cross-merchandising beef, pork and lamb products by meal occasion and cut

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James Martin 'working three days a week' with struggling Asda Subscription

07 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Martin said he had been impressed with the calibre and experience of Asda’s buying teams

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Asda CEO Andy Clarke to step down in July Subscription

13 Jun 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Walmart has confirmed Andy Clarke will step down from his post as CEO and president of Asda next month, with Walmart China boss Sean Clarke taking over

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Media Bites 13 June: Asda, Poundland, Amazon Fresh Subscription

13 Jun 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Walmart is preparing to name the head of its Chinese operations as the new boss of Asda, Sky News has reported following up The Grocer’s article last week.

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Revealed: the leading brands axed by Asda Subscription

10 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The first major casualties of Asda’s Project Renewal range review can be revealed this week

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Asda's first James Martin advert to screen tonight Video Subscription

08 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The advert is the first creative for Asda from Saatchi & Saatchi

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Asda Q1 sales slide 5.7% Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Asda has posted a 5.7% decline in like-for-like sales in its first quarter as the supermarket continued to struggle against “fierce competition”.

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Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's push for more click & collect sites Subscription

17 May 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The three supermarkets put in 147 planning applications to open new sites between January 2010 and March 2016

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That's Better, Asda. But it's not exactly Armageddon Subscription

16 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

When Asda finally pushed the button on its That’s Better campaign last Friday, for many it was a case of blink and you’ve

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UK grocery Armageddon is cancelled Subscription

14 Sep 2016 | By Clive Black

It is not a given that a price-only strategy would improve the profit sustainability of Asda

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Morrisons plays the Brexit price reassurance card as Asda price war looms Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

This is clever marketing from Morrisons with a number of factors at play

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Will Asda's high stakes new meat merchandising cut it? Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Will cross-species shelf grouping and a black chic theme help the retailer pull back market share, or just confuse shoppers

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Sean Clarke would do well to ignore Mike Coupe’s price war advice Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By James Halliwell

It’s very generous for the JS boss to help out, but his advice on what’s best for Asda should be taken with a pinch of salt

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Sean Clarke faces a tricky challenge salvaging good ship Asda Subscription

17 Jun 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Andy Clarke’s downfall was his momentous decision to protect profits and margins, in the heat of a fierce price war

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Asda's poor service and availability laid bare by G33 Subscription

17 Jun 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sainsbury’s scooped the Grocer 33 awards for both customer service and availability at this week’s Grocer Gold Awards

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Where does Sean Clarke’s arrival at Asda leave Roger Burnley? Subscription

13 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Resignations are always awkward affairs, but this one is doubly so for the confusion that seems to have surrounded it

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Andy Clarke: Asda CEO's 12 defining moments Subscription

13 Jun 2016 | By Adam Leyland

From the false dawn of Netto to the five-year plan, here’s what we’ll remember from Andy Clarke

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Sean Clarke: who is the new Asda CEO? Subscription

13 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Currently CEO of Walmart China, Sean Clarke becomes CEO and president of Asda on 11 July

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Walmart wakes up to Asda Subscription

13 Jun 2016 | By Clive Black

As Walmart sharpens its language about Asda’s “disappointing” performance, Clive Black looks at the likely impact on the wider UK grocery market

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Asda: where did it all go wrong? And what's next? Subscription

10 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

In light of a “very disappointing” performance, what’s next for Asda?

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