Notes and briefings

With a year to go until the General Election and policy development now well under way, we wanted to share our views on what we at Asda think the Government could do to stimulate growth and investment in the UK, as well as giving customers more money in their pockets at the end of the month. This document is our contribution to the public policy making process, based on our knowledge and expertise of the issues and Departments which affect the retail sector.

We have provided forty-four recommendations in three sections that are designed to achieve three goals:

  • Create an efficient, effective and affordable regulatory environment for businesses to operate in
  • Ensure the Government helps businesses to exploit opportunities for growth and investment in the UK economy
  • Reduce costs for customers, providing a boost to their spending power

Whilst we appreciate that not all of these policies will be achieved over night, we have honed in on what we call our four fundamentals – the four key pillars which we think will make a real difference to both businesses and customers in the UK:

  • Reform of the existing business rates system
  • Raising of the Personal Tax Allowance in line with a full-time salary on the National Minimum Wage
  • Committing to freezing fuel duty until the end of the next Parliament
  • Relaxing Sunday Trading restrictions

Download the full report here.

Posted in Notes and briefings on 14 April 2014
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Asda Kettles Product Recall

  • Price: £11.96
  • Barcode: 0505244981227, 0505244981228, 0505244981229, 0505244920804, 0505244920805, 0505244920790
  • Model number: WK8282H-S, WK8282H-W & WK8282H-B

What’s happened:

As a precaution Asda are recalling the above Asda Plastic Kettles due to a potential fire safety risk.

What you should do:

If you have purchased any of the Asda Plastic Kettles after 1st October 2011, please dispose of it or take it back to your local Asda for a full refund. No receipt necessary. To help identify the product that needs to be recalled there is a label on the base of the product that will include the following code: -
Model Number WK8282H-S / WK8282H-W / WK8282H-B. No other Asda kettle products are affected.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience.

If you would like any further information please contact: Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101

Posted in Notes and briefings on 03 March 2014
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Little Tikes Cuddly Blanket product recall

  • Price: £4.00
  • Barcode: 0505244979156

What’s happened:

As a precaution Asda is recalling the Little Tikes Cuddly Blanket which is sold exclusively by Asda. We have become aware of a potential choking hazard presented by the fabric rings at each corner which may detach from the blanket on a limited number of products.

What you should do:

If you have purchased the Little Tikes Cuddly Blanket take it back to your local Asda or contact Asda.com for a full refund. No receipt necessary. To help identify the product that needs to be recalled there is an attached sewing label with a spec code number, 07C.08.13.075

Asda and Little Tikes would like to apologise for any inconvenience.

If you would like any further information please contact:
Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101

Posted in Notes and briefings on 19 February 2014
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Product:

  • Asda 4 Breaded Alaska Pollock Fillets, 520g
  • Date Code: 19/02/2014
  • Price: £3.00
  • Barcode: 505244988903

What’s happened:

It has been brought to our attention that Asda 4 Breaded Alaska Pollock Fillets, 520g, with a Use By date of 19th Feb has been incorrectly packed with Asda Lightly Dusted River Cobbler that contains milk. Milk is not declared on the packaging and therefore this product has the potential to cause an adverse reaction to people who are allergic to milk.

What you should do:

If you have purchased this product with the use by date of 19th February, please bring it back to your nearest Asda store where you will be given a full refund.

You do not need your receipt.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and will ensure this doesn’t happen again.

If you would like any further information please contact:
Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101

Posted in Notes and briefings on 14 February 2014
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Product:

  • All Sleepsecrets mattresses

What’s happened?
A range of Sleepsecrets branded products sold through our website has been identified as potentially failing to meet UK fire safety standards. As a precaution we are recalling all mattresses sold under this brand and have withdrawn them from sale.

What should you do?
If you have purchased one of the affected products through our website you will be contacted by Monday 20th Jan 2014.

In the meantime if you would like any further information please contact Asda Customer Relations on 0800 952 3003.

Posted in Notes and briefings on 14 January 2014