ASDA-Get the Asda Price Feeling

October 1, 2022

ASDA is a British supermarket chain headquartered in Leeds, England.

ASDA has 631 supermarket locations in the United Kingdom.

In the 1920s, the Asquith family of butchers based in Knottingley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, expanded their business to seven butcher shops in the area. Their sons, Peter and Fred, later became founding members of ASDA.

Coincidentally, at about the same time, a group of West Riding dairy farmers, including the Stockdale family and Craven Dairies, joined under the banner of J.W Hindell Dairy Farmers Ltd. In 1949, the company diversified to become Associatted Dairies and Farm Stores Ltd.

During the 1979s and 1980s, the business expanded into Southern England and acquired Allied Carpets, MFI Group, and 61 large Gateway Supermarkets. In the 1990s, the company sold its acquisitions to concentrate on the supermarkets.

ASDA was listed on the London Stock Exchange until 1999 when it was acquired by Walmart for ¬£6.7 billion.

Between 2003 and 2014, Asda was the second-largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom.

In addition to its core supermarkets, the company also offers assistance for insurance and payment services and a mobile phone provider.

It was in February 2021, when the Issa brothers, Mohsin and Zuber, and TDR Capital, acquired Asda from Walmart. Walmart retains “an equity investment” in Asda, a seat on the board and “an ongoing commercial relationship.”

Asda superstores are large supermarkets, slightly smaller than an ASDA Supercentre. As of 31 January 2021, there were 342 superstores, most of which have a petrol filling station. They also offer dining and refreshment facilities for shoppers and selected stores have McDonald’s franchise restaurants or “Express Diners” such as The Old Kent.

Today, ASDA customers can do their grocery shopping online, collect pounds (not points) and have their groceries delivered right to their door.

Gloria Sauvé
Communications and Marketing