Asda stocks up on mince pies and puts more turkeys on shelves beat Christmas crunch

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The SDA says it is well equipped to address Christmas supply chain shortfalls as it encourages shoppers to stock up early to avoid disappointment.

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The supermarket said it was stocking up on minced pies and Christmas pudding to address supply chain issues and putting extra stock on shelves of items like pigs in blankets and turkey for people to buy quickly.

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“We know how much Christmas means to our customers, especially after missing out on celebrating with friends and family last year,” Asda owners Mohsin and Zubair Issa said in a joint statement.

“Our partners have removed all stops during the past few months to ensure that customers can get their favorite festive products and enjoy Christmas at Asda – and we appreciate their continued effort and commitment to serve them.” Would like to thank them for this. Customers.”

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Global supply chain issues have affected businesses across the economy, including supermarkets. Seasonal labor shortages have also raised fears of a potential turkey shortage during the holiday season.

Suppliers and retailers have tried to allay fears about shortages, but many have urged shoppers to shop early to avoid a crisis just before Christmas. Sainsbury’s boss has urged shoppers to consider buying frozen turkey for Christmas.

The update on Asda’s stock management comes with a recent third quarter trading update from the privatized supermarket. The Issa brothers completed a £6.8 billion acquisition of Britain’s third-largest supermarket in February.

Asda reported sales excluding fuel of £4.9 billion in the three months to the end of September, up 2% in 2019 but down 0.7% last year when Covid-19 led to unusually high sales.

The supermarket chain said it was seeing strong demand for its one-hour grocery delivery service, which has now been expanded to 147 stores. The partnership with Uber Eats now includes 300 stores.

Asda recently appointed former Marks & Spencer boss Lord Rose as chairman. The company is still looking for a new chief executive after the abrupt departure of Roger Burnley in August. Since then the Issa brothers have taken charge of the day-to-day operations.

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