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Asda’s latest Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week to spend in June compared to a year ago, with the falling price of food, drink, clothing and outdoor living freeing up cash for some fun in the sun

  • The average UK household had £189 a week of discretionary income in June 2015, up by £18 a week on the same month in the previous year
  • The price of food and alcohol, which fell, 2.2% helped boost incomes
  • Summer fashion sales meant the cost of clothing and footwear fell by 0.4% between May and June
  • Most regions of the UK saw double digit increases in household discretionary income over the last 12 months

The sun has shone pound signs this summer as Asda’s latest monthly Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week in their pockets in June this year. Families across the UK now have £189 a week to spend on the things they want, rather than the items they need, which is over 10% higher than this time last year.

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Posted in Press Centre on 21 July 2015
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Asda’s latest Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week to spend in May compared to a year ago, with the falling price of food, drink, gas and outdoor living brightening up British Summertime.

  • The average UK household had £188 a week of discretionary income in May 2015, up by £18 a week on the same month in the previous year
  • The price of games, toys and recreational activities were 3.4% lower than in May 2014
  • Gardens, plants and flowers were 2.1% cheaper

British Summertime is in full swing as Asda’s latest monthly Income Tracker revealed that Brits had an extra £18 a week in their pockets in May this year. Families across the UK now have £188 a week to spend on the things they want, rather than the items they need, which is over 10% higher than this time last year.

British families can fire up their barbeques without burning a hole in their wallets, as essential item inflation remained in negative territory (-0.1%), driven by falling food, drink and gas prices. The price of household gas saw a 4.4% fall, with food and non-alcoholic drinks also falling by 1.8% compared to the same time last year.

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Posted in Press Centre on 29 June 2015
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Asda’s latest Income Tracker has revealed that airfares were 5.3% lower in April than they were a year ago, helping Brits to pocket an extra £17 in time for their summer getaways.

  • The average UK household had £187 a week of discretionary income in April 2015, up by £17 a week on the same month a year before
  • Airfares were 5.3% lower in April than they were a year ago
  • The typical basket of food and non-alcoholic drink was 2.8% cheaper
  • Home electricity, gas and fuel also saw a 2.8% decrease in price
  • 386,000 more people employed than a year ago

British Summertime is off to a flying start as Asda’s latest monthly Income Tracker revealed that Brits had an extra £17 a week in their pockets in April this year. Families across the UK now have £187 a week to spend on the things they want, rather than the items they need, which is just over 10% higher than this time last year.

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Posted in Press Centre on 27 May 2015
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  • Implementation of a steam process, ‘SonoSteam’ proving to reduce Campylobacter by more than 80%
  • Asda is the first supermarket to implement an in line solution as it switches SonoSteam process to 30% of its whole birds
  • Significant investment made into end to end initiatives including farmer incentives, new processing trials and packaging solutions

Asda today announced its Campylobacter Combat Plan, which sets out its farm to store initiatives to help reduce levels of Campylobacter in its whole chickens. The retailer is working on a number of trials to tackle the issue and is optimistic the levels can be reduced with a steam process – SonoSteam – which is showing an 80% reduction in numbers on both the neck and breast skin.

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Posted in Press Centre on 21 May 2015
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  • 3.9% fall in like-for-like sales for the 15 weeks to 19th April as research shows 83% of customers are saving for a rainy day over spending disposable income.
  • CEO and President Andy Clarke remains committed to five year strategy and won’t knee-jerk at the expense of long term profitability.
  • He describes 2015 as ‘Most challenging year yet’ for UK supermarkets, but reinforces that Asda business remains balanced, healthy and sustainable.

Asda today unveiled its first quarter financial results 2015, posting a 3.9% fall in like-for-like sales for the 15 weeks to 19th April in a quarter that has seen unprecedented moves in the supermarket industry.

Speaking at an event in London this morning, Asda President and CEO of Asda, Andy Clarke reiterated his commitment to the company’s five year strategy to redefine value retailing in a challenging market.

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Posted in Press Centre on 19 May 2015