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

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 and diesel.

· Fuel prices are now the lowest since December 2016.

· Prices are effective from Friday 16th June.

LEEDS, England, 2017-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Asda today (Thursday 15th June) announced that it will be dropping the price of fuel by up to 2ppl, bringing prices down to a new national price cap of 111.7ppl across both unleaded and at all 305 filling stations.

Effective from tomorrow (Friday 16th June), motorists will benefit from cheaper fuel prices driven by wholesale prices dipping to $48 a barrel. Asda again continues to be the first retailer to cut fuel prices and will be welcomed by the millions of drivers who will be planning the start of their summer holidays.

As the only retailer to have a national price cap in place, no driver will pay more than 111.7ppl for their fuel at any Asda filling station no matter where they fill up.

In Asda’s latest Income Tracker Report (http://corporate.asda.com/newsroom/2017/04/27/income-tracker-march-2017) vehicle fuel, one of the key essential items for consumers, increased by 17% year on year, caused by a combination of currency movement and an increase in worldwide oil prices, along with the continuous rise in inflation to 1.8%. Petrol prices had the largest impact on the rise of the cost of living for families.

Asda’s Head of Petrol Trading Dave Tyrer said: “Today’s latest move shows that Asda is once again leading the way in reducing the price at the pumps to help the millions of motorists across the UK. Our new national price cap of 111.7ppl on both unleaded and diesel will be welcomed by the millions of drivers who be starting to plan their summer holidays.”

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “This is excellent news for motorists. But it’s particularly good to see a major supermarket reducing the price of diesel in line with petrol as the wholesale costs of both fuels are currently very similar.

“Motorists should now be able to fill up for less and make the most of the weekend’s fantastic summer weather.”

Luke Bosdet, AA spokesman said: “UK average petrol prices have been stuck at around 116.5p a litre for the past six weeks and drivers were wondering when they were going to see the benefit of lower oil prices. Asda’s move will hopefully break the logjam.

“Asda and some of the other supermarkets have been trading at 4p below the national average for some time, making them the go-to places for cheaper fuel.”

SOURCE: ASDA

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United Kingdom: Asda drops price of fuel by up to 2ppl at all its filling stations

Asda drops price of fuel by up to 2ppl at all its filling stations

LEEDS, UK, 2017-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Drivers will only pay 114.7 ppl on unleaded and 116.7 ppl on diesel at any of the 301 Asda Fuel Stations

  • Asda cuts up to 2ppl off fuel at its 301 filling stations across the country, meaning you will only pay 114.7ppl on unleaded and 116.7ppl on diesel
  • Prices are effective from Tuesday 14th March
  • Asda’s latest income tracker shows that year on year, vehicle fuel has increased by 16.8%, with prices peaking to their highest levels since Dec 2014.

Asda today (Monday 13th March) announced that it will be dropping the price of fuel by up to 2ppl, bringing prices down to a new national price cap of 114.7ppl on unleaded and 116.7ppl on diesel at all 301 filling stations.

Effective from tomorrow (Tuesday 14th March), motorists will benefit from cheaper fuel prices following wholesale prices falling over the last week. The fuel cut will be welcomed by the millions of drivers who have seen fuel prices rise since Brexit due to the sharp fall in the pound.

In Asda’s latest Income Tracker Report (http://bit.ly/2nldIOZ ) vehicle fuel, one of the key essential items for consumers, increased by 16.8% year on year, caused by a combination of currency movement and an increase in worldwide oil prices, along with the continuous rise in inflation to 1.8%. Petrol prices had the largest impact on the rise of the cost of living for families.

This week, Asda are set to drive down prices in the Capital as it opens a petrol station at the Asda store on Old Kent Road, with prices up to 5ppl cheaper than its closest rival.

Asda’s Head of Petrol Trading Dave Tyrer said:
“Today’s latest move shows that Asda is once again leading the way in reducing the price at the pumps to help the millions of motorists across the UK. Our new national price cap of 114.7ppl on unleaded and 116.7ppl on diesel will be welcomed by the millions of drivers who have seen fuel prices climb over the last 12 months”.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “This is the perfect spring gift for motorists to go with longer days and warmer weather. No doubt other retailers will follow suit and we will see prices on every forecourt come down.

“While this cut may come as a surprise to drivers as prices at the pump have been going the wrong way for months, it is has been on the cards for a couple of weeks – we’re very relieved retailers have acted without any need for outside encouragement.

“This price cut was made possible by the fact the oil price has dipped in the last two days of trading, reaching its lowest in nearly four months on news that the US has record crude supplies. Before that the OPEC oil producing countries cuts had been sending fuel prices up.

“This should now help to bring prices down on every forecourt from the 120p average for unleaded and 122p for diesel.”

AA spokesman Luke Bosdet said: “A fall in the oil price from above $55 a barrel to below $52 is now working its way through to the pump.

“However, with the pound’s exchange rate with the dollar remaining volatile, where pump prices eventually end up remains uncertain.
“All the same, falling wholesale prices should shake up petrol pump prices and, initially, competitive non-supermarket forecourts will be the place to look for as much as a £1 off a tank of fuel.

“Asda will knock tuppence off pump prices on Tuesday, reflecting their usual competitiveness, but that can’t be taken for granted with the other supermarkets.”

SOURCE: ASDA

Morrisons the first retailer to bring unleaded fuel price down to below the £1 mark since June 2009

Bradford, England, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — From this morning (Friday 11th December) motorists filling up with unleaded at a Morrisons petrol station will pay no more than 99.9p per litre.

This is the first time any retailer has brought its everyday price down to below the £1 mark since June 2009.

Earlier this week the RAC, predicted that prices would move below £1-a-litre before the Christmas getaway.

With the oil price tumbling, Morrisons is making the cut a fortnight earlier than expected.

Bryan Burger, Morrisons Petrol Retail Director, said: “Today, for the first time in more than six years, we are moving unleaded prices down to below £1-a-litre. This is a moment where motorists will feel some relief after being clobbered by tax and price rises for the last decade. From the petrol price peak four years ago, the average car driver will have saved £17-a-week* which they can now spend on more enjoyable things than filling up their car.”

RAC Fuel Watch spokesman Simon Williams said: “This is just the news motorists were expecting to hear after we reported this week that wholesale fuel prices were coming down again as the price of a barrel of oil fell below $40. Morrisons has delivered this festive saving at their pumps even sooner than we thought and no doubt their forecourts are now going to be very busy with motorists filling up with petrol at an everyday price of under £1 a litre.”

Morrisons is also cutting 1p off a litre of its diesel.

Morrisons will hold the price at this new everyday price for as long as possible but it remains subject to changes in oil markets and foreign exchange movements.


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Asda drops the price of unleaded by 2ppl

  • Asda’s new national price cap means drivers will pay no more than 105.7ppl on unleaded across its 272 filling stations.
  • Unleaded moves back to its traditional place below diesel after two months of diesel being the cheapest fuel grade.
  • Asda continues to have the UK’s cheapest national price cap on fuel.

LEEDS, England, 2015-9-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Effective from today (Wednesday 23rd September) Asda brings good news to drivers by dropping the price of unleaded by 2ppl. Asda’s new national price cap means that unlike other retailers who work on ‘average prices’ – drivers will pay no more than 105.7ppl on unleaded whilst diesel remains at a national price cap of 107.7ppl.

Asda is the only retailer that has a national price cap on fuel at all 272 filling stations, ensuring every single one of our customers knows the maximum price they will pay at the pump regardless of where they live.

Andy Peake, Asda’s Senior Director for Petrol, said: “We’re now seeing unleaded move back to its traditional place after two months of diesel being the cheapest fuel grade. This new drop means drivers across the country will pay no more than 105.7ppl for unleaded and diesel remains at 107.7ppl.”

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “This is yet more good news for petrol car drivers who have enjoyed prices coming down in August as a result of a barrel of oil staying around or below $50 since the end of July. It’s very encouraging to see savings in wholesale petrol being quickly passed on to motorists at the pump.

“This should also have the very positive effect of reducing prices from other retailers around the country. Hopefully this will drive the average price of a litre of unleaded down well below its current level of 111p, back towards the six-year average low of 106p a litre we saw in January.”

SOURCE: ASDA

 

Morrisons: sales of garden refuse sacks increased by 250% last week

Bradford, England, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons saw sales of garden refuse sacks increase 250% last week, as many British homes mowed their lawn for the first time this year according to in-house traders.

Simon Williams, Buying Manager at Morrisons said: “April’s usually well known for its showers, but the school holidays and this warm weather prompted homes to take their garden in hand.”

Compost sales also grew by 175% and bedding plant sales increased by 400% compared to the same week last year. Pansy sales increased by 25%, mixed bedding plants sales increased by 50% and Sweet Pea & Vida sales doubled.

Tom Woodhouse, responsible for bedding plants at Morrisons said: “The good weather undeniably drew us in to the garden last week and it provided great growing conditions for bedding plants.

“Demand was so strong last week that we saw enough bedding plants leave our shelves to stretch some 130km if lined up.”

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