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Largest family income increase for over five years means shoppers feel flush Subscription

27 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Real wage growth from the fall of fuel and food puts the consumer of the front foot for the first time since the recession

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Morrisons store closures prompted by Asda & Tesco competition Subscription

23 Jan 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The current woes affecting the big four supermarkets are often put down to the rise of the discounters…

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Asda milk price cuts prompt dairy industry warning Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

Dairy farmers have hit out at Asda cutting a four-pinter to 89p this week…

Sugar advice

Asda continues 'war on sugar', cuts 3.25bn calories from own-brand drinks

09 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Cut equates to a 22% fall in sugar levels in Asda soft drinks range

Fuel prices war

Independent supermarket drops petrol prices below Asda

06 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Jempson’s takes the lead as petrol prices plummet towards £1.

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Asda invests £300m in price cuts for the first quarter

06 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Asda is ploughing £300m into price cuts on thousands of products in the first quarter of 2015 in what the retailer claims is its biggest ever rollback.

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Asda slashes price of four pints of milk to 89p

05 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

Asda has fired a new salvo in the supermarket price war by slashing the price of four pints of milk to 89p.

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Asda to trial wonky veg as Oliver raps stores over ‘criminal’ waste

02 Jan 2015 | By Amy North

Asda is to trial the sale of ‘wonky’ veg as TV chef Jamie Oliver launches a campaign encouraging shoppers to buy misshapen produce.

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Christmas jumper sales surge 160% at Asda

22 Dec 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

2014 may well be remembered as the year Brits went crazy for kitsch Christmas jumpers…

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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.

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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

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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.

Peckish

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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Asda wins but Tesco and JS price cuts have little effect Subscription

23 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Earlier this month Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose announced major pricing initiatives…

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Asda delists seven Hovis lines including 800g white & wholemeal Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Asda has delisted several leading Hovis bread lines from its range…

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Asda Dundee West: store of the week Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The restructure was a very tense and quite emotional time…

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Asda takes Grocer 33 win as Aldi trails in last Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Emma Page

Winner Asda Dundee West boasted a full basket, helping it rack up one of the highest scores this G33 year…

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Asda price cuts help it to Grocer 33 victory Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda fired huge price salvos this week, with the three supermarkets investing millions

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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…

CUSTOMERS IN STORE

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.

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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.

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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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