Asda news

30 July 2021
Asda has announced plans to expand its refill range at its sustainability store in Middleton, Leeds. The expansion will see it add over 50 new product lines to its refill zone. What brands has Asda worked with? The aim of Middleton is to help shoppers reduce, recycle, and reuse packaging, while also highlighting sustainable initiatives can be provided at affordable prices. The brands Asda p...
22 July 2021
The GB grocery market declined by 5.1% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to July 11th, according to the latest results from Kantar as the whole period annualised against pandemic-elevated comparatives. Despite this impact and a less-than-expected boost from Euro 2020, sales remained £3bn higher than the same period of 2019, Limited boost from Euro 2020 With many shoppers taking advantage of newfound ...
14 July 2021
This year, the UEFA Euro 2020 finals took place in Wembley Stadium, with England playing Italy. This drove great excitement around the nation as retailers and brands looked to inspire and excite shoppers. In our UEFA Euro 2020 report we highlighted five ways retailers and brands looked to engage and excite shoppers during the championship. Below are three best-in-class in-store activations i...
02 July 2021
Asda has moved to introduce a new rapid delivery service. The service, which follows a successful trial will be available on its full range of over 30,000 products. The initial launch will see three Asda stores offering the service from this week, with a quick rollout possible should it take off. Customers will be charged a flat rate of £8.50 for each delivery but there is no minimum spend ...
30 June 2021
In its new UK channel forecasts report, IGD maps out its expectations of how the food and grocery sector will move on from last year’s exceptional expansion. IGD predicts that last year’s 8.5% growth will slow to 1.7% in 2021 and then to 0.9% in 2022, as shoppers economise and the foodservice sector reclaims sales. This sharp decline will be followed by a period of modest recovery, that wil...
29 June 2021
In our Father’s Day, 2021 report we highlighted five themes and eye-catching in-store activation seen this year in the UK. Below are three best-in-class in-store campaigns for Father’s Day. Tesco: ‘For Each & Every Dad’ Tesco used cross merchandising displays to showcase a range of Father’s Day items and gifting options. To reflect its campaign, the retailer used images featuring all t...
23 June 2021
The GB market declined 1.6% in the 12 weeks to 13 June, according to the latest results from Kantar. Market growth declines but sales remain elevated This period saw restrictions ease further and the continuation of the vaccine programme rollout. However, as there has not been a complete return to normality this has created a mixed set of results. Despite the market declining, sales remaine...
18 June 2021
The acquisition of Asda by the Issa Brothers and TDR Capital has finally been approved by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. Clearance for the deal comes after the regulatory body indicated last month that it would accept a plan to sell off 27 forecourts to satisfy competition concerns. While the deal was completed earlier this year it still needed approval from the CMA which had raised ...
11 June 2021
Asda has revealed sales grew strongly in the first quarter of 2021 and made public further details about 2020 trading in newly filed annual accounts. Key numbers from Q1 LFL sales +7.3% (ex fuel), boosted by the impact of the UK’s third national national lockdown. This is a build from the 5.1% growth achieved in Q4 Food LFL sales +3.9%, as customers continued to stock up on core g...
25 May 2021
The GB market declined 0.4% in the 12 weeks to 16 May, according to the latest results from Kantar. The decline reflects the tough comparisons against record-breaking figures from 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic. Reduced restrictions and the roll out of the vaccination programme has further impacted sales, with shoppers starting to return to their pre-pandemic buying habits. Despite thi...