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  • Asda to expand delivery capability of George.com to 24 countries starting with Luxembourg, France, Belgium Netherlands, Denmark and Spain
  • George also unveils plans to open further franchise stores in the Middle East meaning the clothing brand will now be available in 35 countries around the world
  • George.com has become the fastest growing online fashion retailer in the UK*

Thursday, 21st February – On the day that Asda reported its Q4 and full-year results, Asda’s Chief Merchandising Officer for George and General Merchandise, Andrew Moore, announced that the retailer is expanding delivery of George.com products to 24 countries across Europe.

The news comes as the retailer celebrates its strongest performance yet. George is the third largest clothing retailer by volume and value in the UK, while George.com has become the UK’s fastest growing online fashion retailer*.

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Posted in Press Centre on 21 February 2013
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Latest Asda Income Tracker and Mumdex findings revealed today
Despite an increase in spending power this month, confidence is low, with 95% of mums saying their standard of living is the same or worse than 12 months ago

  • UK families were £5 a week better off in January 2013 compared to the same month last year, but still had £3 less than they did two years ago – latest Asda Income Tracker reveals*
  • The average UK household had £158 a week of discretionary income in January 2013
  • Despite the rise, the cost of living remains a concern: mums say the issue is three times as pressing as youth unemployment and four times as pressing as violent crime
  • Savings are becoming a casualty: 55% are saving less than they were a year ago
  • Half of mums fear the UK economy will never be the same again

According to the latest Asda Income Tracker, released today (February 28th, 2013), family-spending power increased by £5 a week in January 2013 – the largest increase in five months. The average UK family had £158 of weekly disposable income available to them in January 2013.

This improvement in disposable income was primarily driven by a decline in the level of unemployment over the last 12 months. The number of people in work rose by 584,000 over the course of the year to 29.7 million.

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Posted in Press Centre on 28 February 2013