Asda sales slip as grocer charters cargo ship to ensure Christmas availability

Asda store Barry

Asda’s like-for-like sales in the third quarter slipped as the grocer outlined the measures it was taking to ensure good availability for customers heading into Christmas.

For the third quarter covering July 1 to September 30, 2021, Asda like-for-like sales fell 0.7% to £4.9bn excluding fuel. The grocer said sales were down compared to the same period in 2020 because “sales were boosted by the ongoing social distancing restrictions, which resulted in more meals being consumed at home.”

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