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paulham

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Asda slashes staple food prices
« on: January 02, 2009, 11:28:28 am »
Asda has cut the price of 1,000 staple food and personal care items, with some products available for £1 from today as part of a new discounting promotion. 

The supermarket said the price cuts will apply to products including frozen foods and baked goods, although these might vary at different times.

Foods slashed to £1 in the credit crunch drive include Walls sausages, Birds Eye Simply Cod fillets and some Mexican ready meals, Asda said.

Additionally, leading wines are available in three-for-£10 deals, while the same promotion applies to selected joints of meat. Deodorants and shampoo can be bought for £1.

Earlier this week, the firm revealed that sales in the week up to Christmas beat its own expectations and it saw its busiest day ever on 23 December.

Chief executive Andy Bond said: "2009 is going to be a very difficult year and I believe we have an obligation to help our customers through these tough times.

"They want to know that when they spend their hard-earned cash they are getting real value for money and not just a gimmicky price promotion.

"No longer can retailers claim they are investing hundreds of millions of pounds in lowering prices and not provide hard evidence as to how and for how long."

The supermarket said the cuts will be funded by money saved from reducing packaging waste and from using fewer carrier bags.

http://www.talkingretail.com/news/industry-news/11848-asda-slashes-staple-food-prices.html

Get in there! £1 2.25kg tins of chocolates are what I am waiting for!

That couple are only smiling because they are going round that store so quick that they can't see a bloody thing!

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Re: Asda slashes staple food prices
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 10:48:25 am »
Asda has always been my fave supermarket for basics.

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Re: Asda slashes staple food prices
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 09:50:28 pm »
I eat mexican ready meals every day.  I'm so pleased that Asda have seen the light and cut the cost of something so vital.

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Re: Asda slashes staple food prices
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 07:15:19 pm »
I eat mexican ready meals every day.  I'm so pleased that Asda have seen the light and cut the cost of something so vital.

I see the reason for your name now.

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Re: Asda slashes staple food prices
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 06:52:54 pm »
well that settles that then.
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