10 Facts About Asda

1. In January 2018 Asda became the first supermarket to ban selling energy drinks such as Red Bull to under 16's.

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2. In 2016, Asda won the Quality food retailer of the year award across all of its own-label ranges, voted for by judges from the Quality food industry awards.

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3. As of June 2018, Asda operates 319 petrol stations in total, most within the car park area of its stores.

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4. In January 2012 Asda announced that it had agreed to terms with two franchise partners to open international George stores.

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5. In 2011, Asda announced its intention to establish a small number of pilot George stores.

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6. In 2017, Asda opened stores in other areas within the UK including Raunds, South Ruislip and Selsey.

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7. In the autumn of 2016, Asda opened new stores in areas including Clacton-on-Sea, Lewisham, Stantonbury, within the Milton Keynes boundary area, and Barnstaple.

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8. On 16 April 2010, Asda announced plans to open over 100 new non-food stores as part of an ambitious five-year plan.

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9. In November 2008, there were reports that Asda was to buy Irish retailer Dunnes Stores.

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10. In 2005, Asda expanded into Northern Ireland by purchasing 12 former Safeway stores from Morrisons.

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