Latest Intelligence on Consumer Packaged Goods in United Kingdom

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Asda: focus on value drives growth

Asda delivered an impressive 12th successive quarter of market out-performance in Q1 2009, with like-for-like sales increasing by 8.4%. While Asda's strong price proposition is attractive to the current frugal consumer, therefore boosting growth, the retailer must continue to improve its quality perception to ensure that this performance is maintained in the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2009
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Asda: furniture launch ups ante at MFI

A new furniture range for Asda will help it compete better in the crowded value furniture market and raise its non-food offer to increase its market share against bigger rival Tesco. Although unlikely to damage leading specialist Ikea, it will make a revival at MFI more difficult to stage.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Aug 2006
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Asda: high street too tough for George standalones

Asda is to close its George standalone stores following a four-and-a-half year trial. Conditions are challenging for high street clothing retailers, even those in the fast-growing value sector. With tough competition and little sign of market conditions easing in the near future, there is little reason for the grocer to persevere.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2008
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Asda: local sourcing a winner on a number of levels

Asda is planning to expand its local sourcing operations at a time when local sourcing is a hot issue in grocery. It provides grocers with a way to counter criticism that they have become too demanding of their suppliers and at the same time provides shoppers with distinctive and desirable products, while also bolstering local community and green credentials.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2007
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Asda: low price DVD offer has other benefits

Asda's promotional offer of GBP9 for a DVD player is unlikely to increase the retailer's bottom line, but the deal will drive footfall into stores. It will also help Asda to reinforce its low price credentials - something that it has had trouble doing over the last 12 months.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jan 2007
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Asda: onto the rails

Supermarket giant Asda is making plans to supply four Scottish stores by rail, saving 800,000 lorry miles a year. If the rail industry can put its collective house in order, a growing number of customers may, like Asda, take more of their logistics services off the UK's congested roads.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2003
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Asda: parental guidance

The Wal-Mart [WMT] owned supermarket chain Asda is to create a second board made up exclusively of parents who will give the Asda board feedback on a checklist of products and services. The move is a welcome sign that the chain is trying to communicate with one of its core audiences, but it must not neglect those groups with different purchasing priorities.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Feb 2005
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Asda: pet plan shows promise

Asda's re-launched pet insurance product means that its insurance offerings now equal those of its main rivals. Although motor insurance has been the key area of insurance growth for retailers, pet insurance offers real opportunities, particularly given the success of Tesco [TSCO.L] in this market.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2003
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Asda: planning a more competitive retail landscape

According to reports, Asda, the UK retailer owned by US giant Wal-Mart, has started to lobby the British government to relax planning laws. This would enable the embattled chain to compete more effectively with the market leader, Tesco, but could ultimately lead to less choice for consumers as competition intensifies.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2005
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Asda: playing catch-up

With geographic expansion for its standard supermarket operations difficult to come by, Asda is focusing its expansion ambitions towards online sales and smaller non-food stores. These are both important growth drivers in the UK food & grocery market, and ones where Asda could benefit from reasserting its position.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2006

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