Asda news

09 December 2020
Asda announced the expansion of its groceries delivery service with Uber Eats in time for the festive season, according to reports from The Grocer. From 25 to 100 stores The delivery service, which started initially as a trial in Leeds and Birmingham , has been expanded from 25 stores to 100 stores across the UK. According to Asda, since more people are due to celebrate Christmas at hom...
08 December 2020
Asda has expanded its fleet of biomethane-powered vehicles, by taking delivery of 202 Volvo LNG tractor units. This furthers its plan to transition its core logistics fleet of 1,000 vehicles from diesel to gas by 2024. On the back of an in-house trial This acquisition follows an in-house trial, which delivered a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of more than 80 per cent. Sean Clifton...
25 November 2020
This year, we’ve used our network to get to know retail supply chains better. Working with retailers and those that interact with them, we’ve created a suite of supply chain playbooks to help suppliers be more customer-centric – if you’re clear on what a retail partner is working on and what’s most important to them, you can tailor your approach and build better relationships.  Here we pull out s...
20 October 2020
Asda has today opened a flagship sustainability trial store together with a new plastics reduction strategy that includes a pledge that customers will not pay more for greener options. The store at Middleton, Leeds, was due to open earlier this year but was delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. It will function as a test and learn facility for sustainability, similar to its Stevenage technology store w...
12 October 2020
Amazon has launched its first custom electric delivery vehicle in the US in partnership with electric vehicle manufacturer, Rivian. Meanwhile, Asda has also launched a trial of a new form of electric assisted cargo bike. Amazon’s first custom electric delivery vehicle Amazon has launched the electric delivery vehicle as part of its Climate Pledge. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon...
04 September 2020
Asda is trialling new recyclable fruit and veg bags at nine stores, in a bid to fight against plastic pollution. Made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles From Monday 7 th September, Asda will be offering ‘Veggio’ bags, which are priced at 30p. According to Asda, the bags provide customers with an affordable, reusable alternative to single-use plastic fruit and veg bags. The trial i...
17 August 2020
Asda has announced the renewal of its contract with XPO Logistics, whereby the latter provides reverse logistics and other asset management services to the former. Three-year contract The three-year contract extends XPO’s relationship with the third largest retailer in the UK to more than two decades. XPO will continue to manage the logistics for Asda’s product trays through a network of nine...
12 August 2020
As it aims to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the number of miles driven each day, Asda has launched a new fleet of carbon fiber delivery vans. Source: Asda About the new fleet The new carbon fiber fleet has a 10% improvement in miles per gallon and with an increased capacity inside, the 25 vans can deliver to more customers, reducing the number of miles driven and reducing carbo...
06 August 2020
Asda is due to test hydrogen fuel cells to power manual handling equipment in its Skelmersdale Chilled Distribution Centre (CDC) in Greater Manchester. 80% reduction of carbon footprint in the area Through this initiative, the retailer aims to reduce its carbon footprint in the area by 80%. The fuel cells, which are produced by company Plug Power, have twice the power of lead acid batteries a...
17 July 2020
Asda has announced the introduction of a fully recyclable tube packaging for its own-brand crisps, Snax. Eliminating 98.2 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging The initiative is due to help Asda remove 98.2 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging from its operations on a yearly basis. The move is also part of Asda’s commitment to cut down plastic packaging in its own-brand products range by 15% ...