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Asda was formed in 1965 following the merger of Asquiths and Associated Dairies, and has established itself as one of the UK’s biggest supermarket players. The grocer is renowned for its focus on everyday low prices and an extensive product assortment, operating mainly from large out-of-town supermarkets and hypermarkets across the UK. it was acquired by US retail titan Walmart in a £6.7bn deal. Walmart sought to reduce its exposure to the fiercely contested British market and, after a merger with Sainsbury’s was blocked by the Competition and Markets Authority, eventually sold a majority stake in Asda to petrol forecourt tycoons the Issa brothers in February 2021.