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  • New national price – 126.7ppl on Diesel and 134.7ppl on unleaded
  • Drivers plan to travel an average of 819 miles per household throughout December

With drivers planning to travel on average 819 miles this December, Asda today (Tuesday 17th December) announced it will bring some festive cheer to hard pressed motorists by cutting up to 2p a litre off the price of unleaded and 1 pence per litre of the diesel.

From tomorrow morning (Wednesday 18th December) drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 229 forecourts nationwide will benefit from the retailer’s new national price cap, meaning motorists will pay no more than 126.7 pence per litre for unleaded and 134.7 pence per litre for diesel.

Andy Peake, Petrol Trading Director said: "With Christmas just around the corner, and finances tighter than ever, we’re pleased we can do our bit to make our customers’ hard-earned cash go a little further.

“We’re putting money back in their pockets regardless of where they fill up. Other scrooge retailers should share the Christmas spirit and follow our lead.”

Posted in Press Centre on 17 December 2013
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Asda Mumdex report reveals that mums opt for tradition over technology on Christmas Day

  • 1 in 3 working parents worry about missing their child’s nativity play
  • 35% will ban technology at the Christmas dinner table
  • Mums say that traditional values are more important than technology on Christmas Day

Asda is answering the call of busy working parents this Christmas by offering colleagues ‘nativity leave’ to ensure they don’t miss out on their little one’s starring role in the school play.

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Posted in Press Centre on 03 December 2013
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Asda has today (Wednesday 20th November) announced that it is working with Transport for London (TfL) to offer Grocery Click and Collect services locations at six London Underground station car parks.

The service, a World first, will offer same day ordering (before noon) and collection of Asda products from their home station after 4pm. The first stations will be East Finchley, Harrow and Wealdstone, High Barnet, Highgate, Stanmore and Epping.

The move comes just days after Asda set out its five year strategic priorities which included a major push into the London and South East market where it has lower awareness and fewer stores than its competitors.

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Posted in Press Centre on 20 November 2013
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Discretionary income flat year-on-year says Asda Income Tracker

  • The average UK household had £158 a week of discretionary income in October 2013 – the first time since June that discretionary income has not fallen year-on-year
  • A sharp decline in annual essential item inflation between September and October provided welcome respite to UK households – down 0.7 percentage points, to 2.1%
  • Good news for motorists in particular as the cost of fuel fell 4.2% year-on-year- driven by the largest decline in the price of petrol since November 2008
  • However, weak net income growth continues to curtail the benefits of falling inflation – slowing to a year-on-year rate 1.9%, the lowest growth since March 2012
  • The rising cost of energy is also a factor constraining spending power, with the price of gas and electricity up 8.3% and 8.6% respectively over the 12 months to October.

The latest Asda Income Tracker has revealed that family spending was flat in October 2013, as a steep decline in essential item inflation offset weak income growth.

According to the latest figures, released today (Monday 18th November), the average UK family had £158 of discretionary income available to them in October 2013, unchanged from last year – halting a three month period of year-on-year decline.

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Posted in Press Centre on 15 November 2013
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  • Asda like for like sales up 0.3% for the 13 weeks to 4th October 2013, its twelfth consecutive quarter of growth
  • Five year plan to invest £1 billion into lowering prices, and £250 million in product quality, style and design
  • Commitment to widen customer access to Asda from 53% of the UK to 70% through the physical development of stores and the extension of Click and Collect to over 1,000 locations by 2018
  • Online sales revenues to grow to £3bn by 2018

14th November 2013 – Asda has today updated the market on its third quarter trading performance for the 13 weeks to 4th October, recording like for like sales up 0.3%. This is the twelfth consecutive period of positive growth.

The retailer also set out its three strategic priorities for the next five years to build on its position as the UK’s leading value retailer. The aim will be to improve the core business, extend Asda’s reach and expand the brand into new markets by: significantly lowering prices, further increasing quality and giving more people the opportunity to shop with Asda through the physical development of stores and over 1,000 Click and Collect locations.

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Posted in Press Centre on 14 November 2013