Tag Archives: Asda

Update on Poundland’s knife campaign

Discount chain Poundland has issued a statement saying that it ‘welcomes Asda’s announcement that they’ll join us in banning the sale of kitchen knives’. However, the discount chain adds, ‘we think other big retailers could join us’. On March 8 the supermarket multiple Asda announced it will remove single kitchen …

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Asda meets 2018 promise to remove 6500 tonnes of own-brand plastic packaging

Asda has announced that it has removed 6500 tonnes of plastic from its own-brand packaging since February 2018. The supermarket chain said the milestone marks ‘a significant step’ towards its ongoing commitment to reducing the amount of plastic used in product packaging. Asda has reduced plastic in almost 1,000 individual product …

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Asda removes single kitchen knives from sale nationwide

Asda has announced that it will remove single kitchen knives from sale in all its stores by the end of April. The supermarket chain said the decision has been made in response to rising concerns about knife crime in the UK, particularly those involving children and young people. Asda senior …

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Which?’s position on CMA’s provisional findings into the Sainsbury’s/Asda merger

Alex Neill, managing director of consumer body Which? Home Services has issued a statement on the provisional findings of the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) into the proposed merger between supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Asda. Alex said: “The provisional findings of the CMA’s investigation into the merger between these supermarkets …

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Joint statement from Asda and Sainsbury’s on CMA’s provisional findings

Commenting on the provisional findings of the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) into the proposed merger between the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s and its rival Asda, a spokesperson for Sainsbury’s and Asda said: “These findings fundamentally misunderstand how people shop in the UK today and the intensity of competition in the …

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Sainsbury’s issues statement on CMA’s provisional findings

Sainsbury’s has released a statement regarding the provisional findings of the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) into the proposed merger between the supermarket chain and its rival Asda. The CMA said it has provisionally found ‘extensive competition concerns’ as part of its in-depth investigation of the proposed merger. It explained: …

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Brits set to spend nearly £420 million on Halloween

A new study by market researcher Mintel reveals that Brits will spend £419 million on Halloween this year – up 5% from £400 million in 2017. Last year, half (52%) of all Brits splashed out on celebrating the annual festivity, rising to 85% of parents of under-fives. But according to …

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Asda stocks unicorn candy apples for Halloween

Asda’s Toffee and Candy Apples are available in-store at 60p each from today (Thursday October 18). A well-established Autumn staple, the apples are popular for Halloween parties – and now come in three flavours. Alongside the classic bright red Toffee Apple, there is the Candy Apple coated with milk chocolate …

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Asda to remove wrapping from greetings cards to save plastic

Asda claims to be the first supermarket chain to commit to the removal of avoidable plastic from its greetings card range. The decision is expected to save over 50 million individual cellophane bags annually – equivalent to over 100 tonnes of plastic. In February*, Asda outlined plans to use less …

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Asda launches glittery gingerbread gin liqueur

With colder climes on the way, Asda is helping customers get into the spirit with the introduction of a limited-edition Extra Special Gingerbread Gin Liqueur. Vibrant orange gold with a shimmering, pearlescent edible glitter, the Extra Special Gingerbread Gin Liqueur is described as ‘the perfect way to add a touch …

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