Asda news

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% ...
08 July 2020
Asda has become the first UK supermarket to strike a deal with Uber Eats, offering grocery delivery in as little as 30 minutes. Trial in Leeds and Birmingham The trial, which launches this week from two stores in Leeds and Birmingham, will enable customers to choose from 300 Asda own-brand products and branded staple products, including ready meals, fresh fruit and vegetables and beer, wine...
08 July 2020
Wincanton has announced an extension of its relationship with Asda for the management of its transport and warehousing operations. Extension through to 2023 The extension means that Wincanton will continue to provide its services to Leeds-based Asda until 2023. The service provided includes the management of warehousing and national transport operations across four key Asda sites in Donc...
11 May 2020
Asda has launched a new food box service targeted at vulnerable and shielded customers using the Starstock online platform. £30 food box for vulnerable shoppers Available through foodboxes.asda.com , Asda's new 'cupboard filler' food box typically contains 31 ambient lines that have been in high demand since the outbreak of the pandemic. Priced at £30 including delivery, the box includes c...
07 May 2020
Asda has rolled out a fleet of electric vehicle in a bid to boost its online delivery capacity, amid the increasing demand on online services due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Used in 48 stores The new fleet of electric vehicles will be used to ferry orders from stores to click-and collect points, freeing up traditional delivery vans to focus on home deliveries. Source: As...
28 April 2020
Albert Heijn is due to temporarily carry out home deliveries on Sundays, as more customers choose to have their groceries delivered at home amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Starting 3 rd of May The temporary service is due to start on Sunday 3 May. In recent weeks, the retailer has recruited 600 additional employees to collect and pack groceries in its five home shop centres and d...