Profile: Asda’s new owners – the billionaire brothers with community values

Zuber and Moshin Issa

Britain’s third-largest supermarket chain Asda has returned to private ownership, but who are the billionaire brothers behind the £6.8bn deal? Retail Week takes a closer look at Mohsin and Zuber Issa.

They are the self-made brothers from Blackburn who have built a multibillion-pound empire from humble beginnings. 

Mohsin and Zuber Issa took their first steps into retail as shopfloor workers in their dad’s petrol station and leased their first site together back in 1999 – the same year Walmart shelled out £6.7bn to buy Asda.

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