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Asda's Project Renewal quietly wound up by Sean Clarke Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Chain reports 10th consecutive period of like-for-like sales decline but rules out ’nuclear’ price option

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Asda like-for-like sales fall 2.9% in the fourth quarter Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Performance was an improvement on recent quarters, and shows signs of turnaround under new CEO Sean Clarke 

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Asda to use Walmart tech for targeted online ads Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Drinks giant Lucozade has become one of the first to take advantage of the technology

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Pilgrims Choice wins Asda listing for full cheese range Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

The listing is part of a drive to enhance the supermarket’s cheese category offer

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Asda: families saw 4.4% rise in discretionary income in December Subscription

25 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

This was despite inflation at its highest level since July 2014, and the biggest hike in petrol prices for five years

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Asda showing 'operational improvement' claims Shore Capital Subscription

23 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Clive Black said Asda was now demonstrating materially higher store standards

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Asda moves up Stonewall list of LGBT-friendly employers

20 Jan 2017 Updated: 23 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Grocer is among top 25 companies for promoting workplace equality

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Asda launches Surplus Swap app to help suppliers cut waste

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

App enables suppliers to sell off unwanted ingredients and trimmings

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Asda launches functional milk rich in vitamin D Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Arla-made product went on sale this week and contains half an adult’s recommended daily intake of vitamin D

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Asda and Tesco go head to head over cupboard basics Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

2017 already shows signs of brutal competition among the supermarkets

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Asda slashes festive veg prices ahead of Christmas

18 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The supermarket will sell sprouts, carrots, brocolli and parsnips for just 20p

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Bananas are latest staple to be hit by Brexit price rises Subscription

28 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

The increase is the first by any major retailer on the iconic SKU since July 2014 and follows a milk price increase by Asda last month

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Asda spoofs Black Friday violence with mannequin challenge Video

24 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Asda has launched a spoof Black Friday video, sending up the scenes of violence two years ago at one of its stores

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Walmart warns Asda turnaround ‘will take time’ as like for likes fall 5.8% Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Walmart stressed it remained confident in the management team and said progress had already been made

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Asda focuses on sharing in Christmas ad Video

16 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The ‘Neverending table’ is the latest instalment in Asda’s ‘That’s Better’ campaign

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Walmart tech boosts Asda forecasting

11 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda has turned to new tech from Walmart to improve its availability and increase the efficiency of its supply chain

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Fifa 16 launch change leads to gaming fall at Tesco and Asda Subscription

01 Nov 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

HMV overtook Amazon in the 12 weeks to 27 September, to become the UK’s largest physical music retailer

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Asda price for four-pinter hits highest in almost two years Subscription

31 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

The retailer has hiked the price of the milk SKU by 4p to 99p, its highest price since 1 January 2015

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Asda card payment failure causes huge checkout delays Subscription

31 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The meltdown struck all 626 Asda stores with staff ferrying customers to ATMs to get cash

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Kopparberg recalls two ciders after bottle breakages

19 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The brand’s Sparkling Rosé strawberry and raspberry 750ml bottles have been removed from Asda

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Profits rise at Asda-owned IPL as it secures lowers prices Subscription

17 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Asda’s direct sourcing arm International Procurement and Logistics saw a near 23% jump in pre-tax profits last year as it made procurement savings for the WalMart-owned supermarket.

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Tesco and Asda embattled by worker pay disputes Subscription

17 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco faces legal action over weekend pay, while Asda resists equal pay claims

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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’s quiet man Sean Clarke is right to focus on more than price Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Today’s results provide some encouragement that Asda is at least heading in the right direction, but there’s still a long way to go …

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Vision of a cashless society seems premature after weekend chaos at Asda Subscription

31 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Asda suffered a major breakdown to its card payment systems over the weekend

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Rising inflation has curbed spending power, reports Asda Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The latest figures from the Asda Income Tracker show annual spending growth dropped to under £10 

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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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