Halewood craft rum Dead Man's Fingers gains Asda listing Subscription

22 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brand’s Spiced Rum variant (37.5% abv) has rolled into the retailer in 70cl bottles 

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Sainsbury's and Asda bosses given rough ride by Efra MPs about merger

20 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The bosses of Sainsbury’s and Asda were quizzed by MPs about their proposed mega-merger today

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CMA responses to Sainsbury's-Asda deal reveal widespread concerns Subscription

18 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

It is understood the authority received around 30 responses from individual accompanies and a raft of trade bodies, most of which are believed to have been hostile to the deal

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Sainsbury's letter promises suppliers great opportunities Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sainsbury’s letter to suppliers promises ‘opportunity to streamline’ and to develop differentiated product ranges

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MPs to grill Asda and Sainsbury's chiefs over merger plans Subscription

13 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket bosses will appear before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee next Wednesday

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Asda warned of £100m wage claim following Sainsbury's merger

11 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The GMB has said discussions have been held with Asda to call for parity of pay with Sainsbury’s staff

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Asda online hires Foodmaestro to add raft of dietary filters Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The function will be available across Asda online groceries from tomorrow

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Asda pulls multivitamin milk range after five months Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The supermarket unveiled the Arla-made vitamin-enriched milks in whole and semi-skimmed variants in January

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Media Bites 1 June: Asda, Sainsbury's, Belgian chocolate Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Asda’s profits tumbled sharply last year as it forked out £120m on slashing prices across hundreds of products.

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City snapshot: Asda annual profits drop 13% as investment in price weighs on bottom line Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Alec Mattinson, Andrew Don

Asda has posted a 13% drop in annual operatings profits as it invested in price and new products to regrow sales. Plus, Supermarket Income REIT has bought the Tesco Extra supermarket in Scunthorpe, plus all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Sainsbury's-Asda supplier threat 'critical' to CMA probe Subscription

29 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

MP also reveals letter from Mike Coupe predicting senior management departures

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Labour intervenes in proposed Asda-Sainsbury's merger Subscription

23 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow secretary of state for business, said the merger ‘could spell disaster’ for suppliers

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Burnley shakes up Asda management with Nick Jones appointment

22 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The move will allow CMO Jesús Lorente to focus on the food side of the business

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Asda hails 'genuine momentum' in sales growth

17 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Asda reported 8.3% like-for-like growth in online grocery sales in the period, while sales soared by 21.9%

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Posh & healthy in vogue for Asda chilled ready meals shake-up Subscription

17 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Arivals include Asda’s new Calorie Counted range - which The Grocer tipped earlier this year for launch

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Former Asda meat buyer Jim Viggars is new Crawshaw CEO

11 May 2018 | By Andrew Don

Viggars was head of Asda’s fresh meat department between 2005 and 2015


Potts: Sainsbury's-Asda deal 'will only make us stronger' Subscription

10 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket reported a like-for-like sales rise of 3.6% in the first quarter

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Asda brings in posher and pricier spirits and wines in review Subscription

10 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The retailer has ditched some 60 SKUs across the category, cutting RTDs and cheaper wines in particular

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Shoppers approve Sainsbury's-Asda as price promise impresses Subscription

04 May 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Shoppers have given the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda a warm welcome

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JS-Asda deal could go ahead with only 23 stores sold off Subscription

04 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A key part of the CMA probe will look at the overlap between the catchment areas of Asda and Sainsbury’s stores

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger set to spark consolidation in chilled fish Subscription

03 May 2018 | By Kevin White

Supermarket business worth up to £600m is potentially up for grabs, according to industry sources

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Asda-Sainsbury's suppliers 'face massive squeeze on prices' Subscription

30 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe’s prediction of 10% price cuts would have suppliers “choking on their cornflakes”

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Sainsbury’s and Asda confirm £51bn mega-merger Video Subscription

30 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s and Asda have promised “a great deal for customers, colleagues, suppliers and shareholders of both businesses” as the two confirmed a mega-merger worth to create a £51bn retail giant.

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Asda drops Saatchi in favour of AMV BBDO for its advertising Subscription

27 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Asda marketing boss Andy Murray has announced a new tie-up with the Publicis-owned agency


Brockmans Premium Gin rolls into Asda Subscription

27 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 40% abv drink hit the retailer’s shelves this month with an rsp of £34/70cl

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Extended Adjudicator remit confirmation will soothe Burnley and Coupe’s aches Subscription

21 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The CMA will next month announce its long-awaited list of new retailers to be added to the remit of Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon

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Coupe and Burnley take a battering – but will the CMA take notice? Subscription

20 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The pair suffered the mother of all grillings at the hands of MPs today, but it remains to be seen what impact the hearing will have on the deal’s competition clearance

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Sainsbury's-Asda: Remit extension for Adjudicator just not realistic Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

MPs and suppliers still clinging on to the idea the Adjudicator is going to be able to stop the merger in its tracks may have to get real, says senior reporter Ian Quinn

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GDPR: How do UK supermarkets' data privacy hubs measure up?

14 Jun 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Four data protection experts give their verdict on Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose’s new privacy hubs

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Asda and Sainsbury's lead in cutting down on deals Subscription

25 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The two retailers have proven themselves dissimilar when it comes to promotions, with each favouring different mechanics

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Sainsbury's-Asda must heed the lessons of Tesco

21 May 2018 | By John Buchanan

Tesco’s tarnished corporate image was one of the reasons it became the primary victim of the rise of the discounters, argues John Buchanan of HW Fisher & Company 

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger: using search to map what consumers want

15 May 2018 | By Harry Walker

Geographic search data allows us to map Sainsbury’s loyalty strongholds and Asda’s bulwarks, says Google’s Harry Walker

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Has the CMA painted itself into a corner with methodology? Subscription

10 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Some claim the Tesco-Booker precedent leaves the authority ‘toothless’ – but will Sainsbury’s-Asda be waved through?

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Sainsbury’s & Asda mega merger: what we know and what it means Video

04 May 2018 | By Adam Leyland, Ian Quinn

The market is still coming to terms with the Tesco-Booker deal and now this: a £51bn-sales combination play between Sainsbury’s and Asda has been confirmed. So what will it mean? And how on earth would it get competition clearance? Here’s an updated analysis from The Grocer following the announcement earlier this week

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Asda on top again - and 15% cheaper than Sainsbury's

03 May 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda CEO Roger Burnley joked he “was gutted that Sainsbury’s had won the Grocer 33 last week because of an air freshener”

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Suppliers face a stark choice on Sainsbury's-Asda merger

03 May 2018 | By Steve Parfett

Wholesale and retail are now effectively one market for procurement and we have a duopoly in the retail market, says Steve Parfett of AG Parfett & Sons


As suppliers face Sainsbury’s-Asda squeeze, who can help them? Subscription

02 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Suppliers should not expect the Groceries Code Adjudicator to be able to ride to their rescue - she is powerless to intervene



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