Supermarket giant Asda has made its first foray on to the high street after opening a new 12,430 sq ft store in Wealdstone.
Supermarket sales rose for the seventh straight month in June, but Asda is “falling behind its peer group,” according to new figures.
Asda is prepared for a festive fight with the discounters and believes shoppers will return to the supermarket giant this Christmas.
The retail sector is undergoing an important shift in its evolution, with consumer choice never stronger thanks to a wave of small and nimble operators disrupting established players.
The world’s biggest Primark opens in Birmingham this morning and it is chock-full of novelty. John Ryan reports.
Five floors, beauty parlours for men and women, Harry Potter and Disney shop-in-shops, as well as a Disney café on the top floor, are just a few of the elements that distinguish Primark’s new Birmingham branch.