Asda news

18 November 2021
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are the latest UK retailers to launch their Christmas adverts. These highlight the joys of celebrating Christmas with family and friends, which was a challenge in 2020. Tesco Tesco has taken a fun approach with its Christmas advert, spotlighting a woman with a ‘Nothing’s Stopping Us’ attitude this Christmas. It offers a humorous perspective to the ch...
22 October 2021
As the roll-out of the Asda On The Move convenience format moves up a gear, with the aim of reaching 28 sites by the end of 2021, the conversion of the store on Euro Garages’ Holtspur forecourt near Beaconsfield is the first to showcase a premium variant relevant to more affluent catchments. Using Asda ‘Extra Special’ brand to elevate both store and range Incorporating the identity of Asda’...
22 October 2021
Following trials with over 2,000 colleagues, Asda has announced that it is rolling out its Asda Rewards loyalty app trial to customers at 16 stores in West Yorkshire and the West Midlands. What are Asda Rewards? The Asda Rewards app allows customers to earn rewards when buy selected branded and own label 'star' products or complete an in app 'mission'. Rewards accumulate as a cash pot in th...
19 October 2021
The planned purchase of Asda fuel forecourts by its sister business, forecourt specialist, Euro Garages (EG) has been abandoned, with a formal announcement ending the process made on 18 October. The proposed deal, worth £750m was launched back in February 2021 just as the Issa brothers, Mohsin and Zuber, owners of EG completed their acquisition of the Asda supermarket business in partnership with...
12 October 2021
Asda has announced a number of major initiatives over the last week that demonstrate its growing focus on new channels, products and sustainability. Largest refill store opened in York Following the launch of its Middleton sustainability store last year and a follow up opening in Glasgow, Asda has opened its largest ever refill store at Monk's Cross in York. This will stock 100 branded and pr...
14 September 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 5 September, according to the latest results from Kantar. We look at key performances in more detail and highlight UK news you may have missed. Pandemic still having an effect COVID is clearly still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.7% higher in the 12 weeks to 5 September than in 2019. However, the first week of Se...
06 September 2021
Number three UK supermarket retailer, Asda has reported like-for-like sales down 0.7% for the three month period April to June 2021. This decline is unsurprising given the strength of the comparative period in 2020 when the first lockdown drove exceptional growth in both larger store and especially online sales. However, Asda performance continued to show resilience versus pre-pandemic levels, wi...
12 August 2021
Asda has invested in digital foodservice start-up Lean Kitchen Network (LKN) and plans for a four store shop-in-shop trial as it forges ahead with imaginative initiatives to drive growth at its larger stores. What does LKN do? LKN is a specialist in developing on trend eateries by partnering with large hotel operators, restaurants and pub chains to transform under-utilised kitchen space. It...
06 August 2021
It has been announced that Asda chief executive Roger Burnley, who was scheduled to leave the business in 2022, has now stepped down with immediate effect. He had been chief executive at the UK’s number three grocery retailer since January 2018. Transition period now complete Following the acquisition of Asda by the Issa brothers, Mohsin and Zuber, in partnership with TDR Capital Roger Burn...
02 August 2021
Asda has revealed plans to expand its 'Deal Depot' instore concept to 10 additional stores after a trial bulk-buy section was launched at its Coryton site in Cardiff earlier this year. This instore concept is a significantly scaled-down version of the standalone Deal Depot format at Patchway, Bristol that was opened in December 2019. Five stores to get dedicated full Deal Depot aisle Like...