Asda news

11 August 2022
Trade press magazine, Better Retailing has reported that the Asda ‘The Deal Depot’ store, opened adjacent to the retailer’s Patchway (Bristol) hypermarket in 2019, has been permanently closed (see the First Look report from our visit ). The Deal Depot store was launched as a trial for the potential demand for a warehouse-style format offering a limited range of food and drink products in bulk...
04 August 2022
The development of the Asda Rewards loyalty scheme looks to be gathering pace. Following a move that saw the trial initially extended to the end of July 2022 and expanded into Edinburgh, Newcastle, Yorkshire and Birmingham, Asda Rewards is now available nationwide through around 300 stores – just short of half of the retailer’s estate. The scheme is also available to online customers in selected ...
29 July 2022
With around two months to go until the regulations on the physical placement of HFSS products in stores in England come into force it is becoming clearer how retailers are preparing for the new laws. Retailers evolving four main areas of the store It is clear from the steps taken so far, retailers are adapting their stores in four main areas, promotional ends, in-aisle activation, at the ch...
29 July 2022
Back in January, we set out our shopper predictions for 2022. What we didn’t expect was just how turbulent this year was going to be, and the worst may still be yet to come! We have a brand-new report on ShopperVista reflecting on the predictions we made at the start of 2022, looking at how they are evolving in the current environment and what we think is to come in the latter half of 2022. We...
22 July 2022
Several retailers have launched initiatives to support the government's new cost of living campaign, Help for Households, while others have introduced steps separately to help families over the summer holidays. We round up some of the steps launched so far. Divided shoppers research shows impact on families In our ShopperVista report on Divided shoppers , accessible to subscribers, we lo...
19 July 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates, in the 12-weeks to 10 July 2022, total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose, very slightly, by 0.1% versus 2021. The market’s growth in the 12-week period saw it return to positive territory for the first time since April 2021. Inflation reaches second highest level ever recorded by Kantar ...
14 July 2022
As the retailer looks to promote its value messages, we round up three developments looking at how Asda is looking to help shoppers as the impact of inflation continues to be felt. Asda to let children eat for £1 at its cafes Asda will allow children to get a hot meal in one of its café for £1 with no minimum adult spend. The retailer said the offer would be available at all its 156 cafes i...
21 June 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 12 June 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain fell by 1.9% versus 2021. While the market contracted over the 12-week period it was its best performance since October 2021 and the data showed it grew by 0.4% over the latest four-week timeframe. Inflation begins to...
15 June 2022
Asda has confirmed that chief customer officer Meg Farren will leave the business after less than a year. The retailer has also made public several other appointments. Meg Farren to leave Asda Meg Farren joined Asda last July from KFC and is returning to the quick service restaurant giant to be general manager of KFC UK and Ireland. During her time at Asda Farren has worked on developing As...
09 June 2022
In newly released five-year market forecasts, IGD predicts the grocery market will grow by 11.3% over the next five years from £216.8bn to £241.3bn. While inflation will underpin the majority of growth in 2022, with a 3.5% value increase predicted, this will moderate from 2023 onwards. With the war in Ukraine impacting the UK supply chain and food prices expected to increase by 8.9% in 2022, I...