Tuesday 29 September at 5pm
Asda’s sales growth picked up pace slightly over the past three months, up 1.3% year-on-year. The figures, covering the period from 1 July to 30 September, mark an improvement on the 0.5% rise in like-for-like sales in the second quarter. The performance was described as “solid” by the supermarket’s US parent, Walmart.
Transport and logistics giant Bibby Line Group has taken full control of Costcutter. Bibby bought a 51% stake in the c-store chain in 2007 and revealed in September that is was close to finalising a deal for the remaining stake.
Sainsbury’s has unveiled its Christmas ad for 2011, with TV chef Jamie Oliver literally bowing out as the face of the retailer after 11 years.
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