Asda news

18 August 2020
Asda has reported a 3.8% increase in LFL sales for the 3 months to June 30th (excluding fuel), with trading boosted by a doubling of online sales during the trading quarter. Record online sales As well as doubling online grocery sales, sales through click & collect quadrupled during the period, with transactional data showing many customers were new to Asda. This growth was enabled by a 65%...
13 August 2020
As it aims to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the number of miles driven each day, Asda has launched a new fleet of carbon fibre delivery vans. About the new fleet The new carbon fiber fleet has a 10% improvement in miles per gallon and with an increased capacity inside, the 25 vans can deliver to more customers, reducing the number of miles driven and reducing carbon emissions. ...
21 July 2020
Take home grocery sales continue to rise, with 16.9% growth in the 12-week period up to 12th July, according to Kantar. This was the fastest growth on record since 1994, showing what a significant impact the pandemic is having on shoppers' behaviour. The 12 weeks include sales after the initial phase of strict lockdown in April, capturing the three months following this of eased restrictions for ...
09 July 2020
Asda is partnering with Uber Eats to offer grocery delivery in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, Uber is also launching an on-demand delivery service in Latin America and Canada. Asda trial Asda is launching a trial with Uber Eats from its stores in Leeds (Pudsey) and Birmingham (Barnes Hill). Customers will be able to order, with no minimum spend, from more than 300 own-brand products and branded ...
25 June 2020
Asda launched a new contact-free diagnostic virtual GP service in its Stevenage branch. Instant medical advice for shoppers The grocery retailer has rolled out another innovation this week at its Stevenage branch that allows Asda customers to access instant medical advice via a virtual appointment service. This part of Asda’s new partnership with Medicspot. The new virtual service can be...
23 June 2020
In the 12-weeks prior to 14th June take home grocery sales grew 13.7% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Kantar. This is a slight slow down from the previous 12-week period where sales growth was 14.3%. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Shopping patterns remain severely disrupted This 12-week period captures the full lockdown period...
19 June 2020
Father’s Day celebration during lockdown this year will look very different for a lot of families. Social distancing will require people to celebrate from a-far and social media and video calling apps will be popular to help connect families. Due to safety measures many activities are not possible, and retailers have come up with creative and exciting ways to make Father’s Day 2020 special. In th...
27 May 2020
The 12-week period to 17th May saw grocery sales rise 14.3%, the fastest rate since comparable records began in 1994, according to the latest figures from Kantar. We look at the results in more detail and performance from key retailers. Shoppers conducted fewer, larger shops The 12 weeks to 17th May included the pre-lockdown rush to the shops in March and eight weeks of stay-at-home advice....
19 May 2020
Asda's LFL sales grew by 3.5% (exc. fuel) in the three months to March 31st, according to newly released financial results. The period was boosted by a surge in demand for groceries in the weeks leading up to the imposition of the lockdown on March 23rd, as shoppers stocked up on essentials and switched from eating out to meals at home. The sales growth also benefited from one more trading day th...
12 May 2020
Asda has launched a new food box service targeted at vulnerable and shielded customers using the StarStock online platform. £30 food box for vulnerable shoppers Available through foodboxes.asda.com , Asda's new 'cupboard filler' food box typically contains 31 ambient lines that have been in high demand since the outbreak of the pandemic. Priced at £30 including delivery, the box includes ...