THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Home Page
News Categories
Christmas Ads
Commentary
Department Stores
Electricals & Technology
Entertainment
Fashion
Food & Drink
General Merchandise
Grocery
Health & Beauty
Home & DIY
Interviews
Property
Retail News
Retail Solutions
Shopping Centres, High Streets & Retail Parks
Sports & Leisure
Retail Events
THE Retail Conference 2022
Retail Women In Leadership 2022
Digital Transformation Strategy 2022 Part 2
Omni Channel Futures 2023
Upcoming Retail Events
Past Retail Events
Retail Insights
Retail Solutions
Advertise
About
Contact
Subscribe for free
Terms and Policies
Privacy Policy
Asda charters cargo ship to prevent Christmas shortages

Supermarket giant Asda said it has chartered its own cargo ship to ensure shelves are fully stocked with key festive products this year. The ship, carrying… View Article

FOOD & DRINK

Asda charters cargo ship to prevent Christmas shortages

Supermarket giant Asda said it has chartered its own cargo ship to ensure shelves are fully stocked with key festive products this year.

The ship, carrying 350 containers of items from east Asia, is Asda’s first ever private charter.

Asda said it was “successfully navigating the industry-wide supply chain challenges” and taking steps “to help ensure its shelves are stocked with everything shoppers need for Christmas”.

It said the move would prevent a shortage of toys, clothing and gifts during the busy Christmas period.

Asda blamed supply chain problems that have hit other retailers and made it harder to source goods from abroad.

It comes as Asda reported that like-for-like sales fell by 0.7% in the three months to 30 September compared with the same period last year.

The retailer also said it had hired 15,000 temporary workers to serve customers during the busy period.

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

THE NEXT EVENT

See all upcoming events

LATEST VIDEO

UKG LifeWork ALL: Register your place now to hear more. RETAIL HR 21 Sept LONDON
UKG LifeWork ALL: Register your place now to hear more. RETAIL HR 21 Sept LONDON

Watch video >