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Asda

Asda is the third largest supermarket chain in Britain and aims to offer low and competitive prices, as well as top name brands and high levels of quality.

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Asda is the third largest supermarket chain in Britain and aims to offer low and competitive prices, as well as top name brands and high levels of quality.

The company dates back to 1949 when it was founded following a series of mergers, led by the Asquith family and Sir Noel Stockdale. It was publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange until 1999 and was subsequently purchased by US retail giant Walmart for £6.7 billion.

Asda and its 140,000 colleagues help serve more than 18 million customers who shop in their stores each week. These stores come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from supercentres to petrol stations. Asda also provides insurance assistance and is a mobile phone provider too.

Launched in 1989, George is the company’s clothing range which is now sold in 560 stores and through its dedicated website. It has grown at a very fast rate and now serves over 800,000 customers each week. It has  a reputation for quality, style and value, with the aim of being inspirational as well as affordable for families all over the country. These same values were carried through with the launch of George Home in 2014.

Asda Products and Services:

  • Meat, Fish, Poultry, Deli
  • Fresh Produce and Flowers
  • Grocery and Household
  • Refrigerated and frozen Food
  • Bakeries, on the move food, prepared meals
  • Home, Healthcare and Beauty
  • Asda Mobile
  • Asda Living
  • Asda Money
  • George Clothing

Ownership

Asda was listed on the London Stock Exchange until 1999 when they were purchased by Walmart in a near £7 billion deal. Asda are now privately owned by the Issa Brothers, therefore are not listed on a public exchange.

Stores

As of 8 December 2021, Asda had 633 across the UK.

There are 341 Asda Superstores, 209 Asda Supermarkets, 33 Asda Living stores, 32 Asda Supercentres and 18 Asda Petrol  Stations.

All products and services can be viewed online via the Asda website, in addition, they can be ordered straight to homes and stores all across the country. Asda has been home delivering since 1997 and states that 98% of UK homes can be served by both Asda and George.

Employees

In the year ending 31 December 2020, Asda were on average employing 141,155 people. The majority of these, 137,257, were working in retail and distribution in stores and warehouses all across the UK. The remaining 3,898 were working in home offices.

Head office

The Asda head office is located in Leeds.

Asda House, Southbank, Great WIlson Street, Leeds, LS11 5AD

Financials

Year to 31 December 2020
Revenue: £22.7437bn
Pre-Tax Loss: £33.6m

Year to 31 December 2019
Revenue: £22.8747bn
Pre-Tax Profit: £108.3m

Contact information

Asda can be contacted via phone or email to their head office in Leeds.

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