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Asda’s decision to commit to paying 28p per litre for 100 per cent of its liquid milk volume throughout its entire range is a significant leap forward in recognising the true value of British dairy products, the NFU said today.

The retailer has committed to the new price from Monday (August 17) for the foreseeable future. It will pay 28p per litre to processor Arla, which will then be expected to pass this onto its British farmer suppliers.

NFU President Meurig Raymond said: “The NFU has been lobbying tirelessly for Asda to recognise the plight of the dairy industry so we are pleased that Asda has moved to support farmers in their hour of need.

“It is clear from Asda that this commitment is to support the UK dairy industry at a time of crisis. It is now important that Arla ensures this is delivered to British farmers on the ground, with immediate effect.

“This decision recognises that our dairy farmers need a fair price so consumers can ensure they have access to British dairy products now and in the future.”

An Asda spokesperson said: “Today, we have confirmed to our milk supplier, Arla, that we are increasing the price we pay per litre from Monday to a level that will assist our farmers during the current crisis.

“Asda’s origins are in dairy farming which is why we are acting in the best interests of our farmers and our customers by increasing the price we pay, introducing the Farmer’s Mark label and not passing on any of the costs to customers – our retail price stays the same.”

Posted in Press Centre on 13 August 2015
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We’ve worked in partnership with Arla for more than a decade to build an open and transparent relationship with our farmer owners and are already in constructive discussions about how we can further support them. While we are in regular contact with industry representatives, we are also in the process of setting up a formal meeting with the NFU to discuss the most responsible course of action for both our dairy farmers and customers.

Asda’s policy is to source British products first and has a positive record in UK dairy sourcing for both milk and cheese. All our fresh milk is Red Tractor stamped and our own label butter and British cheese range uses British milk. Ahead of our meeting we will continue to explore the options available to support our dairy farmers, whilst ensuring our customers don’t end up shouldering the burden of any actions.

Posted in Press Centre on 11 August 2015
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  • Asda’s new national price cap means drivers will pay no more than 108.7PPL on diesel and 111.7ppl on unleaded across its 272 filling stations
  • Diesel now at its lowest price since early 2010 and continues to be cheaper than unleaded
  • Asda continues to be the UK’s cheapest national chain on fuel

Weekend relief for drivers everywhere tomorrow (Saturday 8th August) as Asda announces a fuel price cut of up to 2ppl on diesel and up to 1ppl unleaded. The supermarket announces a drop in the price of diesel bringing it down to its lowest price since early 2010 108.7ppl and a drop in unleaded bringing it down to 111.7ppl at all its 272 petrol stations.

Effective from Saturday 8th August Asda’s new national price cap means drivers will pay no more than 108.7ppl on diesel and 111.7ppl on unleaded. Meaning Asda continues to be the UK’s cheapest national chain on fuel, something it has been for the last four years.

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.

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Posted in Press Centre on 07 August 2015
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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