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  • Asda’s new national price cap means drivers will pay no more than 105.7ppl on unleaded across its 272 filling stations.
  • Unleaded moves back to its traditional place below diesel after two months of diesel being the cheapest fuel grade.
  • Asda continues to have the UK’s cheapest national price cap on fuel.

Effective from today (Wednesday 23rd September) Asda brings good news to drivers by dropping the price of unleaded by 2ppl. Asda’s new national price cap means that unlike other retailers who work on ‘average prices’ – drivers will pay no more than 105.7ppl on unleaded whilst diesel remains at a national price cap of 107.7ppl.

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.

Andy Peake, Asda’s Senior Director for Petrol, said: “We’re now seeing unleaded move back to its traditional place after two months of diesel being the cheapest fuel grade. This new drop means drivers across the country will pay no more than 105.7ppl for unleaded and diesel remains at 107.7ppl.”

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: "This is yet more good news for petrol car drivers who have enjoyed prices coming down in August as a result of a barrel of oil staying around or below $50 since the end of July. It’s very encouraging to see savings in wholesale petrol being quickly passed on to motorists at the pump.

“This should also have the very positive effect of reducing prices from other retailers around the country. Hopefully this will drive the average price of a litre of unleaded down well below its current level of 111p, back towards the six-year average low of 106p a litre we saw in January.”

Posted in Press Centre on 23 September 2015
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Families continue to enjoy spending their extra cash as Asda’s latest Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week to spend in August compared to 2014.

  • The average UK household had £191 a week of discretionary income in August 2015, up by an extra £18 a week (10.7%) on August 2014
  • Fuel prices dropped by 12.9%, giving rugby fans on the road across the country a reason to celebrate
  • The cost of stocking cupboards and fridges for a big night in falls, thanks to a 2.4% drop in food and drink prices
  • Big screens and sound-bars which bring the games to fans see a 9.2% fall in price

Following opening night celebrations and a weekend of sporting excitement, Brits will be enjoying a taste of financial freedom during the Rugby World Cup, with more to spend on enjoying the games with friends and family. Asda’s latest income tracker shows that families now have £191 a week in disposable income, an increase of £18 a week (10.7%) on the same time last year.

And the good news doesn’t stop there. Those travelling the country to support their favourite teams and see the action up close needn’t give a second thought to tackling transport costs, with fuel prices falling 12.9% on August last year and the falling rate of inflation dropping back to 2.6%, making the journey to the game even more enjoyable.

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Posted in Press Centre on 22 September 2015
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  • £50 of the average £260 spend goes on mums’ hair and make up
  • Despite big spending, the Asda Mumdex poll reveals first day back battles with the kids leave mums with just 23 minutes to get themselves ready
  • Two thirds (66%) of mums say the new school year brings more of a change than New Year, with 60% making new-term resolutions
  • Over a third of mums pledge to lead a healthier lifestyle and exercising
  • Over a third call for a text or email checklist to ease first day back preparations
  • Asda launches special back to school lunchbox bundle and online checklists

With a new term on the horizon, four in five Asda Mums have revealed it’s important their child looks their smartest for the first day of the new school year.

Posted in Press Centre on 30 August 2015
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  • Asda’s new national price cap means drivers will pay no more than 109.7ppl on unleaded across its 272 filling stations.
  • Good news for unleaded drivers after series of diesel price cuts
  • Drop means Asda has cut 9ppl off the price of diesel and 5ppl off the price of unleaded in the last month
  • Asda continues to have the UK’s cheapest national price cap on fuel.

Weekend relief for drivers today (Friday 21st August) as Asda announces a fuel price cut on unleaded bring the price down from 111.7ppl to 109.7ppl. The supermarket announces the drop on the back of a rewarding month for motorists and those filling up their tanks. Asda has lead the way on price cuts which have seen the price of fuel drop from 9ppl on diesel and 5ppl on unleaded in the last month.

Effective from today (Friday 21st August) Asda brings good news to unleaded drivers after a series of Diesel price drops. Asda’s new national price cap means that unlike other retailers who work on ‘average prices’ – drivers will pay no more than 109.7ppl on unleaded whilst diesel remains at a market leading national price cap of 106.7ppl.

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.

Andy Peake, Asda’s Senior Director for Petrol said: “We’re bringing some good news to unleaded motorists following a series of diesel price cuts. As we head towards the busiest bank holiday weekend of the year on our roads, this new drop means drivers across the country will pay no more than 109.7ppl for unleaded and diesel remains at a market leading 106.7ppl at our forecourts.”

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis said: "This latest price cut from Asda, coming just two weeks after the last, will be met with cheer from drivers of the country’s 19 million petrol cars, who will have noticed that diesel drivers have been enjoying substantially lower prices for over a month now.

“With a falling oil price, the wholesale price of unleaded has been dropping too and it is welcome news that drivers of petrol vehicles will now be spending less when they fill up.

“This summer has been a much cheaper one for motorists than the last. The cost of filling up an average family petrol car is now around £8 less than it was last summer, and around £12 less for a diesel car. Fuel is a major expense for millions of families in the UK, and these latest cuts are certainly helping to ease that burden.”

Posted in Press Centre on 21 August 2015
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Asda today unveiled its second quarter financial results for 2015, posting a 4.7% fall in like-for-like sales for the 11 weeks to 30th June.

Speaking in London today Asda President and CEO Andy Clarke stated his commitment to the remaining three years of his five year strategy, describing the quarter’s number as “disappointing, but a short-term picture”.

He said: “We continue to navigate a steady course through the worst storm in retail history, despite another challenging quarter. Predicting that 2015 was going to be a volatile year I didn’t expect to report a positive sales figure, but I’m not distracted by the short-term picture. We have an enviably stable business with balanced books and the right strategy to return us to sales growth.”

Clarke was joined by Chief Financial Officer Alex Russo who spoke to the strength of the business. “Behind the negative sales number lies a more positive story for Asda,” he said. “We are maintaining balance in an impulsive market and performing solidly in growth channels, maximising and accelerating our areas of strength while addressing areas of underperformance.”

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Posted in Press Centre on 18 August 2015