Asda reaffirms commitment to offering ‘not for profit’ IVF service in its Pharmacies across the UK

Asda Pharmacy’s not-for-profit IVF drugs cost £1374 per cycle With over 255 in store pharmacies offering the service nationwide, potential parents across the UK are able to access treatment Not for profit service ensures affordable and accessible IVF medication is available to everyone LEEDS, England, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — As cuts to NHS […]

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Asda: a further 35% of UK customers claim they prefer eating international foods over classic British meals

Brits travel the world with their taste buds every day, eating 6 international dishes – Fajitas knock curry off the top spot as the nation’s favourite international meal – Sales of international foods have increased 40% in the last 12 weeks at one leading retailer LEEDS, England, 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — On average, […]

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Asda reveals its THREE Christmas trends, and unveils over 150 new products in preparation for the season

Asda reveals its THREE Christmas trends, and unveils over 150 new products in preparation for the season   Asda reveals its top three Christmas trends Try Christmas feasts infused with botanical gin Move over pigs in blankets, deer in duvets are coming! Bring on the Christmas pudding stuffing LEEDS, England, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ […]

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Asda appoints the world’s first ‘Sommeasier’ and created the ‘Sommeasier’s Guide to Wine’

Asda appoints the world’s first ‘Sommeasier’ and created the ‘Sommeasier’s Guide to Wine’   Over a third of UK drinkers always stick to the same bottle of wine 15% of us spend less than 10 seconds picking a bottle as ‘wine fright’ takes over 42% find wine jargon confusing and misunderstand commonly used terms Asda […]

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Asda: Scots expected to consume 75 tonnes of strawberries this summer

Asda: Scots expected to consume 75 tonnes of strawberries this summer   75 tonnes of strawberries consumed by Scots over summer, weighing in at the same amount as twenty hippos! LEEDS, England, 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Scots might not be getting the best of the summer sunshine but they are certainly making the […]

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Asda’s latest Income Tracker May 2017: UK households’ discretionary income available per week down 1.9% from May 2016

Families across the UK had £194 of discretionary income in May, £4 per week less than the same month last year Families with the lowest income see the biggest reduction in disposable income Vehicle fuels and electricity show the greatest inflation year on year, with an increase of 7.5% and 7.7% respectively Asda’s pulse of […]

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Asda colleague Julie McCaffery wins ‘Woman of the Year’ award for her commitment to improving logistics services at Asda distribution centres

Julie McCaffery from Dunipace has won a prestigious ‘Woman of the Year’ award in recognition of her efforts continually improving the logistics services at the Asda Grangemouth and Falkirk distribution centres. LEEDS, England, 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The award was given at the Every woman in Transport and Logistics ceremony in London, where Julie […]

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UK: Conwy Brewery secures regional listing with Asda for their Beachcomber Blonde product

17 Asda stores across Wales will now stock Beachcomber Blonde LEEDS, England, 2017-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — A local brewery in North Wales is getting into the celebratory spirit after securing a regional listing with Asda, who are the first supermarket to list their Beachcomber Blonde product. Conwy Brewery is a family run brewery established […]

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ENGLAND: Atom Beers secures its first national listing with Asda

ENGLAND: Atom Beers secures its first national listing with Asda   Asda is the first supermarket to market the craft beer nationally LEEDS, England, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The trend for craft beer continues, particularly for a small Craft Brewer in Hull which is celebrating after securing its first national listing with Asda. […]

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Grocer Gold awards: Asda the lowest priced supermarket for the 20th year running

LEEDS, England, 2017-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the Grocer Gold awards on Tuesday evening, Asda was awarded the lowest priced supermarket of the year award – for the 20th year running. Based on the Grocer 33 price basket survey that consists of 33 everyday supermarket items which change each week, Asda was ahead of […]

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ENGLAND: Asda drops the price of fuel by up to 2ppl across both unleaded and diesel

Asda cuts fuel to the lowest price since December 2016 Asda’s National Fuel Price Cap Cut Up To 2ppl Bringing Fuel Prices Down To 111.7ppl On Both Unleaded & Diesel · Asda cuts up to 2ppl off fuel at its 305 filling stations across the country, meaning you will only pay 111.7ppl on both unleaded […]

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Asda and Social Investment Scotland to host the Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy for the second year

Asda and Social Investment Scotland to host the Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy for the second year   Asda’s only Social Enterprise Supplier Academy returns following huge success last year Academy will support eight Scottish social enterprises to develop route to market Social Investment Scotland secures almost £1m in carrier bag charge revenues to help […]

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Brewgooder secures national deal with Asda to stock its Clean Water Lager in stores across the UK and Northern Ireland

Brewgooder secures national deal with Asda to stock its Clean Water Lager in stores across the UK and Northern Ireland   LEEDS, England, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brewgooder, the world’s first craft beer brewery, is to donate 100% of its profits to clean water projects in developing countries, is celebrating securing a national […]

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Asda introduces large punnets of strawberries in response to this year’s impressive harvest

Asda introduces large punnets of strawberries in response to this year’s impressive harvest   Asda sees 30% increase in strawberry crop yield versus expected levels due to mild May Supermarket launches 700g punnet of strawberries to ensure UK growers don’t have to waste surplus berries A predicted 3.6 million strawberries will be eaten from Asda’s […]

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Asda the first retailer to sell new multipack of Village Dairy’ smooth Strawberry and Raspberry yogurts

Asda is the first to market a new multipack of Village Dairy yoghurts LEEDS, England, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — A local North Wales business is celebrating its growing relationship with Asda through new product development as their new multipack of Llaeth Y Llan / Village Dairy smooth yogurts are now on the shelves […]

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Asda to stock Thirsty Farmer ciders in stores across England & Wales

Asda to stock Thirsty Farmer ciders in stores across England & Wales   LEEDS, England, 2017-May-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The trend for craft beer and cider continues, particularly for a small Craft Cider Maker in Nottinghamshire, which is celebrating after securing two regional listings with Asda that will stock two craft ciders in […]

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Asda extends its craft beer offering across Scottish stores with additional 25 new lines

Asda extends its craft beer offering across Scottish stores with additional 25 new lines   LEEDS, England, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — With customer demand for craft beer growing, Asda has today announced it is massively extending its craft beer offering across Scottish stores, after collaborating with 10 breweries to bring an additional 25 […]

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Asda appoints its first ‘Sandwich Architect’ Victoria Watson

Asda appoints its first ‘Sandwich Architect’ Victoria Watson Asda appoint official ‘Sandwich Architect’ to bring an end to soggy sandwich nightmares Brits’ classic sandwich pitfalls include soggy bread, sauce spillages and poor ‘bread to filling’ ratios Bacon, cheese and ham remain Britain’s favourite sandwich fillings, research to mark British Sandwich Week reveals LEEDS, England, 2017-May-19 […]

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Asda launches new product developments with Comber-based supplier Mash Direct

Asda launches new product developments with Comber-based supplier Mash Direct   Mash Direct cooks up ‘fresh’ new Asda deal LEEDS, England,, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Family-owned Mash Direct has landed a significant contract with Asda to supply five new lines of its award-winning produce to selected Asda stores in Northern Ireland. The Comber-based […]

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Asda removes its Slimzone range of healthy, frozen ready meals from its shelves

LEEDS, England, 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (March 19, 2017), Asda will remove its Slimzone range of healthy, frozen ready meals from its shelves. Since its launch in January, Slimzone has proven to be extremely popular with Asda’s customers and, as one of the best value healthy ready meals of its kind on the […]

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Asda supports local brewers as it stocks variety of beers from Brew York

Asda supports local brewers as it stocks variety of beers from Brew York   LEEDS, England, 2017-Mar-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The trend for craft beer continues, particularly for a small Craft Brewer in York, which is celebrating after securing its first national listing with Asda that will stock a variety of beers, brewed just […]

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Asda announces hourly pay increase as part of new contract offer to store colleagues in Great Britain

Asda to offer its colleagues a base rate of £8.50 p/h – £1p/h over the Government’s incoming National Living Wage. New contract offer benefits customers by including greater levels of flexibility to put the right colleagues in the right place at the right time. 95% of Asda colleagues estimated to be better off under the […]

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announces series of leadership moves in its International division

Bentonville, Ark., 2016-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced a series of leadership moves in its International division. Andy Clarke, President and Chief Executive Officer at Asda, has decided the timing is right to step aside from his role with the company. Over more than 20 years with Asda, […]

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Asda’s Income Tracker: The average UK household had £200 a week of discretionary income in April

The average UK household had £200 a week of discretionary income in April – £12 more than in April 2015 – and the highest figure recorded since the Asda Income Tracker began in 2008 Year-on-year growth in spending power has remained above £10 per week for a full year and a half, marking 18 consecutive […]

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TV Chef James Martin announces new venture with leading supermarket Asda

LEEDS, England, 2016-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Thursday 28th April) James Martin announces a new venture with leading supermarket Asda, bringing the much-loved chef back into British kitchens with a commitment to making it easy for people to enjoy great tasting, quality food no matter what their budget. Both from Yorkshire and proud of […]

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13 Scottish breweries secure new deals with Asda

Craft beer trend continues Contract value totals £850k between the 13 breweries Asda stores across Scotland will now stock over 75 Scottish beers, ales and ciders New supermarket relationship with Craft Beer Clan LEEDS, England, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The trend for craft beer continues, and no more so than in Scotland, with 100 […]

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Publicis Groupe’s Saatchi & Saatchi and media agency Zenith appointed by Asda

LEEDS, England, 2016-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Asda has today announced the appointment of Publicis Groupe’s Saatchi & Saatchi as its lead creative agency along with Zenith as its media agency, replacing VCCP and Carat. The appointment of Saatchi & Saatchi and Zenith is part of Asda’s Project Renewal blueprint to transform its business and […]

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Asda’s Income Tracker: UK families enjoyed double-digit increase in spending power last month vs the same month last year

The average UK household had a weekly disposable income of £197 in February, £12 more than in February 2015 Annual growth in spending power remained in the double digits in pound terms for the sixteenth consecutive month due to high wage growth Wage growth remained the biggest contributor to increased household discretionary income, an increase […]

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The average UK household’s weekly disposable income up £12 in January 2016 vs January 2015 – Asda

The average UK household had a weekly disposable income of £197 in January, up £12 on January 2015 Annual growth in spending power fell for the fourth consecutive month – due to a slow down in wage growth and a continued increase in inflation Still, as household incomes continue to increase faster than the cost […]

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Asda kicks off New Year with 3ppl price cut on diesel; the first retailer to bring diesel prices to below £1

Drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 277 filling stations across the country will only pay 99.7ppl for diesel from Monday 4th January 2016 3ppl price cut on diesel takes it to below £1 for the first time in six years (May 2009) Unleaded and Diesel both now at 99.7p across the UK LEEDS, England, […]

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