Tag Archives: Asda

Is Asda in a sales trough?

More problems for Asda today as it reports a 0.4 per cent drop in like for like sales for the second quarter, the second period its sales have dropped. Add to that Kantar Worldpanel’s figures which show a slump in ...

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Is Drinkaware’s ‘£100m’ campaign just a case of double counting?

Well we only ask because the Drinkaware campaign, funded by the UK’s big booze companies and some retailers including Asda and Tesco (where you get the cheapest booze of course) claims it is to increase its marketing efforts in a ...

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Brands try to get some mileage out of England defeat

As the nation mourns, with some disgust, the end of England’s hopes in the World Cup, smart brands who know there’s always plenty of potential for a bit of speedy tactical branding, whatever the result, were quickly out of the ...

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Asda feels the heat as rivals poach its customers

Interesting counterpoint to the Budget today as research firm Kantar suggests that grocery shoppers are continuing to trade up, with Sainsbury’s and Waitrose continuing their growth but Asda falling back. But how long will this be the case? According to ...

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Tesco’s Terry Leahy deserves his £5.2m – every little helps

It may pale into insignificance besides Reckitt-Benckiser boss Bart Becht’s £90m or so but £5.2m in salary, bonus and shares isn’t a bad result for a successful year’s work. But when your company makes a record £3.4bn profit then sharing ...

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Waitrose in mid-recession boom

UK consumers are supposed to be cutting back on spending in the midst of the economic doom and gloom and yet premium-priced Waitrose is booming. What’s going on here? According to research firm Kantar the chintzy grocery chain has just ...

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