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Asda has acquired Forza AW and Kober, the West Yorkshire-based meat supply businesses with more than 1,800 staff.
12-Jan-2016


Asda is to create more than 70 jobs at a new £3m supermarket due to open in Gateshead in March.
12-Jan-2016


Asda is planning to develop a new chain of high street food stores in the South East, with the first two sites due to open in Deptford and Wealdstone this July.
24-Mar-2015


Asda has acquired 15 petrol station forecourts from Rontec, and plans to refurbish the sites over the next few months.
24-Feb-2015


Asda is to invest £600m in a store expansion programme this year, including 17 new supermarkets, 62 refurbishments and 150 Click & Collect sites.
23-Feb-2015


Asda is considering plans to invest up to £170m in its superstores, depending on the success of a trial of new store layouts.
16-Feb-2015


Asda is recruiting 300 staff for a new 28,000 sq ft store due to open in Stockport in October.
11-Aug-2014


Asda has awarded a contract to SDI Group to expand the capacity at its clothing distribution centre at Brackmills in Northampton.
04-Aug-2014


Asda has acquired five stores in Cheshire, East Lothian, Manchester, Nottinghamshire and Wales from Co-operative Group, with the transfer of 250 staff.
05-Jun-2014


Asda has won permission to build a £25m superstore at Longton in Stoke, with the creation of 400 jobs.
22-Apr-2014


Asda is planning to create 12,000 new jobs over the next five years, as part of an expansion programme that includes 40 new superstores, 100 supermarkets and 150 forecourt shops.
08-Apr-2014


Asda is to create about 400 jobs at a new store due to open in Chorley later this year.
25-Mar-2014


Asda is expected to set up a 115,000 sq ft dark store in Hounslow, as part of a £40m development by Bericote Properties.
27-Jan-2014


Asda is planning to expand its chain of 568 stores with about 25 new outlets this year, and will focus on smaller sites in the south-east.
13-Jan-2014


Asda has unveiled plans for a new 45,000 sq ft store in the Dragonville area of Durham City, with the creation of 400 jobs.
02-Jan-2014


Asda has won permission to build a new supermarket at Denaby Main in Doncaster, with the creation of 300 jobs.
16-Dec-2013


Asda is to build a 68,000 sq ft store at the Barons Quay development in Northwich by 2016, with the creation of 300 jobs.
28-Nov-2013


Asda is considering plans to launch a new chain of convenience stores, as part of a £1bn five-year investment that will include lower prices and online improvements.
18-Nov-2013


Asda is looking to expand its operations in the London area with new stores and home delivery services.
04-Nov-2013


Asda is creating 200 new jobs at the George clothing distribution centre on the Lymedale Business Park in Staffordshire, following a £5m investment for online customers.
28-Oct-2013


Asda is planning to set up a new 50,000 sq ft superstore at a B&Q site in Redditch, with the creation of 400 jobs.
01-Oct-2013


Asda is in negotiations to set up a 31,000 sq ft store at a former Co-op site in the St Ann's area of Nottingham, with the creation of 250 jobs.
21-Aug-2013


Asda is to reopen a 225,000 sq ft general merchandise warehouse on the Southmead industrial estate in Didcot, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
11-Jul-2013


Asda has unveiled plans for a new 36,000 sq ft store in Stroud, with the creation of 250 jobs.
03-Jul-2013


Asda is to submit plans to Doncaster Council for a new 40,000 sq ft store in Denaby Main.
02-May-2013


Asda is planning to invest £700m in the expansion of its stores and online operations, including up to 2,500 jobs and 12 new stores this year.
24-Apr-2013


Asda is to create up to 200 jobs at a new 25,000 sq ft store due to open at St Nicholas Gate retail park in Carlisle in July.
24-Apr-2013


Asda has won approval to build a new store at the Crescent Link development in Londonderry, with the creation of 350 jobs.
31-Dec-2012


Asda is planning to set up collection points in business parks and service stations, to support the launch of click-and-collect groceries at 100 stores by the end of the year.
19-Nov-2012


Asda is to create 600 jobs at a new 120,000 sq ft home shopping distribution centre due to open in Bulwell, Nottingham, next March.
15-Oct-2012


Asda is to create 200 jobs at a new store due to open at Ystalyfera in the Swansea Valley in November.
24-Sep-2012


Asda is planning to build a new 35,000 sq ft store in Greenock, with the creation of 300 jobs.
13-Aug-2012


Asda is to recruit 450 staff for a new store due to open in Portadown in November.
03-Jul-2012


Asda is planning to set up a 37,000 sq ft Living store at the Brotherhood Shopping Park in Peterborough, with the creation of more than 200 jobs.
21-May-2012


Asda is to invest £500m in an expansion programme this year, with 5,000 new jobs being created at 25 new stores, 43 refurbishments and three depots in Rochdale, Grangemouth and South Elmshall.
23-Jan-2012


Asda is planning to set up a new 27,000 sq ft store at a retail park in Mitcham, London, this autumn.
10-Jan-2012


Asda has unveiled plans to build a 35,000 sq ft store on Hall Road in Norwich, with the creation of 300 jobs.
05-Dec-2011


Asda has unveiled plans for a new 37,000 sq ft Living store on the Queens Retail Park in Stafford, with the creation of 80 jobs.
08-Nov-2011


Asda has unveiled plans for a new store in Airdrie, with the creation of 300 jobs.
13-Oct-2011


Asda is planning to build a new 28,000 sq ft store at Kites Corner in Blandford by 2013, with the creation of 320 jobs.
03-Oct-2011


Asda has submitted plans to Falkirk Council for a 500,000 sq ft distribution centre at Earls Gate Park in Grangemouth.
22-Aug-2011


Asda is looking to open 250 smaller supermarkets of up to 25,000 sq ft, following sales improvements at its recently-converted Netto stores.
16-Aug-2011


Asda is planning to set up a new distribution centre on the Kingsway Businesses Park in Rochdale by the end of 2012, with the creation of 800 jobs.
15-Aug-2011


Asda is to open a 40,000 sq ft store at Armadale in West Lothian in 2013, with the creation of 150 jobs.
23-May-2011


Asda is planning to start opening franchised George clothing stores overseas, starting with a pilot scheme in the Middle East next year.
16-May-2011


Asda is planning to launch 6,000 apprenticeships this year, and up to 25,000 by the end of next year.
11-May-2011


Asda is to relocate 250 staff from its Leeds headquarters into a 38,000 sq ft office at the Mint scheme later this year.
05-Apr-2011


Asda is to open 168 stores this year, including seven superstores, four Living stores, ten supermarkets, five extensions and the acquisition of 147 Netto outlets.
10-Mar-2011


Asda is planning to build a new store at the Churchfields site in Kidderminster, with the creation of 400 jobs.
07-Mar-2011


Asda has acquired six former DIY stores in Aberystwyth, Clevedon, Gillingham, Stamford, Torquay and Woking from Focus for undisclosed terms.
28-Feb-2011


Asda has unveiled plans to build new stores in Elland and Sheffield, with the creation of 600 jobs.
03-Feb-2011


Asda is looking to open a further 22 mobile phone concessions in its stores this year.
24-Jan-2011


Asda is to create up to 400 jobs with the opening of a new 45,000 sq ft store at Straiton Park in Edinburgh this autumn.
19-Jan-2011


Asda is planning to build a new superstore in Hayes, with the creation of 300 jobs.
17-Jan-2011


Asda is to create 350 new jobs in the North West by converting its 35 recently-acquired Netto stores into Asda supermarkets this year.
13-Jan-2011


Asda is planning to build a 45,000 sq ft superstore at Newport on the Isle of Wight by 2012, with the creation of up to 450 jobs.
13-Dec-2010


Asda has submitted plans for a new 25,000 sq ft store at Banbridge in Northern Ireland, with the creation of up to 250 jobs.
02-Dec-2010


Asda is to create 7,500 new jobs next year, including 3,500 at new stores, 2,400 in home shopping, 1,500 at Netto and 100 in pharmacies.
16-Nov-2010


Asda is to set up a 370,000 sq ft ambient distribution centre at Dallam Lane in Warrington by January 2011.
08-Nov-2010


Asda has won approval to build a 44,000 sq ft supermarket in Chorley town centre by 2012, with the creation of about 400 jobs.
18-Oct-2010


Asda is to invest £100m in the expansion of its chain of 16 stores in Northern Ireland over the next five years, with the creation of 3,000 new jobs.
11-Oct-2010


Asda is to invest £100m relaunching its own-brand products, with the "Chosen by You" range expanding to 4,000 items next year.
22-Sep-2010


Asda is to set up a new 263,000 sq ft warehouse at the Redhouse Interchange near Doncaster.
13-Sep-2010


Asda is creating 300 jobs at a new home-delivery hub due to open at Acentrum Park in Enfield in August.
23-Jun-2010


Asda has acquired Netto Foodstores, the chain of 194 supermarkets, from Netto of Denmark for £778m, and the sites will be rebranded by summer 2011.
01-Jun-2010


Asda is to start recruiting 350 staff for a new store due to open in Workington in September.
27-May-2010


Asda is planning to build a new 110,000 sq ft store in Portadown with the creation of up to 300 jobs, as part of a £30m redevelopment project by Vico Properties.
24-May-2010


Asda is planning to open 125 Asda Living non-food stores and 100 smaller stores over the next five years.
19-Apr-2010


Asda is planning to create 6,000 new jobs this year, as part of an expansion programme that will open ten new stores and extend a further ten.
22-Feb-2010


Asda is said to be planning to open 100 smaller format stores over the next three to five years.
17-Feb-2010


Asda has announced plans to open a new 38,000 sq ft superstore at Dunmail Park in Workington later this year, with the creation of up to 350 jobs.
04-Feb-2010


Asda has unveiled plans to extend its store in Oldbury, with the creation of 50 jobs.
10-Dec-2009


Asda has won permission to build a new 36,000 sq ft store in Langley Mill, Nottingham, as part of a £25m investment that will include 60 homes and the creation of 300 jobs.
19-Nov-2009


Asda is thought to have appointed Bericote Properties to develop a new 500,000 sq ft distribution centre at St Andrews Road in Avonmouth.
03-Nov-2009


Asda has unveiled plans to open a 25,000 sq ft store at the former Dunnes site on Crumlin Road in North Belfast next year, with the creation of up to 230 jobs.
28-Sep-2009


Asda is to submit plans to build a new 28,000 sq ft store in Forfar, with the creation of up to 270 jobs.
16-Sep-2009


Asda has unveiled plans for a new 49,000 sq ft store in north Belfast, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
14-Sep-2009


Asda has unveiled plans to build a new 38,000 sq ft superstore on Bradbeck Road in Bradford, with the creation of 350 jobs.
07-Sep-2009


Asda is to submit plans to build a new store at the former NCR site in Dundee, with the creation of up to 480 jobs.
16-Jul-2009


Asda is seeking a suitable site in the Bristol area to build a new 500,000 sq ft distribution centre.
13-Jul-2009


Asda is recruiting 200 staff for a new store due to open at Stoke Park in Ipswich in August.
29-Jun-2009


Asda has submitted plans to build a £25m 36,000 sq ft store in Langley Mill, Derbyshire, which could create up to 300 jobs.
09-Jun-2009


Asda is planning to invest £260m in the expansion of its chain of 47 food stores in Scotland by 2012, with the creation of 3,500 jobs.
01-Jun-2009


Asda is to submit plans to build a new £40m 49,000 sq ft store at Chapel Hill in Huddersfield, with the creation of 400 jobs.
12-May-2009


Asda is to create about 100 jobs at a new Living store due to open in Parc Trostre in South Wales by December.
06-Apr-2009


Asda has won permission to build a new store on a greenfield site at Kittoch Field in East Kilbride, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
31-Mar-2009


Asda is to create 90 jobs at a new Living store due to open next to the M6 in Wednesbury this autumn.
03-Mar-2009


Asda is to start recruiting up to 375 staff for a new superstore due to open in Rugby in June.
23-Feb-2009


Asda is planning to open 14 new stores and extend 15 existing outlets this year, with the creation of 3,700 jobs, and a further 2,000 jobs will be created in its home shopping division and 1,000 through organic growth.
29-Jan-2009


Asda is to set up a new merchandising department for its home and leisure division over the next few months, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
19-Jan-2009


Asda has unveiled plans to build a £25m 55,000 sq ft store at the Junction One retail park in Antrim, with the creation of 400 jobs.
13-Jan-2009


Asda has won permission to build a £25m 28,500 sq ft store in Melksham, Wiltshire, with the creation of about 300 jobs.
12-Jan-2009


Asda has won approval from Wansbeck Council for a new £25m 53,000 sq ft store at Portland Park in Ashington, with the creation of 250 jobs.
10-Nov-2008


Asda is to submit plans to build a new 31,000 sq ft store in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, with the creation of 350 jobs.
29-Oct-2008


Asda is to create more than 400 jobs at a new store due to open this autumn at Western Harbour in Edinburgh.
22-May-2008


Asda is seeking permission to build a £25m 53,000 sq ft superstore in Ashington, Northumberland, with the creation of 250 new jobs and the transfer of 330 staff from an existing store.
01-May-2008


Asda is investing £1.5m in the development of a new home shopping service in Northern Ireland, with the creation of 120 jobs.
22-Apr-2008


Asda is to submit plans to East Devon District Council to build a 40,000 sq ft store in Exmouth, with the creation of 350 jobs.
24-Mar-2008


Asda is to open three Living stores at retail parks in Newport, Teesside and Stratford-upon-Avon later this year, taking the non-food chain to 16.
05-Mar-2008


Asda is planning to open 22 stores and create 9,000 new jobs this year, including 1,500 jobs in home delivery and 500 at in-store pharmacies.
21-Feb-2008


Asda is to create up to 450 new jobs at its Wincanton-run distribution centre at the Redhouse Business Park in Doncaster.
05-Feb-2008


Asda has submitted plans to Vale of the White Horse District Council to build a 450,000 sq ft distribution centre in Didcot, which could create up to 400 jobs.
03-Dec-2007


Asda is to submit plans to build a £20m 60,000 sq ft store on the Queensway in East Kilbride, with the creation of 350 jobs.
19-Oct-2007


Asda is to expand its chain of nine Living non-food stores to 13 this autumn, and believes there is potential for up to 300.
13-Aug-2007


Asda is in discussions with St Modwen Properties and Birmingham City Council about plans to build a £25m 100,000 sq ft store at the Longbridge site, with the creation of up to 400 jobs.
13-Jul-2007


Asda has won permission to build a £20m superstore in Whitehaven, with the creation of 340 jobs.
08-Jun-2007


Asda is to invest £6m in the expansion of its Runcorn store by the end of the year, with the creation of 80 new jobs.
26-Apr-2007


Asda is seeking planning permission for a £25m 52,000 sq ft store at Langley Park in North Wiltshire, which would create up to 500 jobs.
26-Mar-2007


Asda is planning to open 18 new stores and revamp 15 existing stores over the next 12 months, with the creation of 8,000 jobs.
22-Feb-2007


Asda is considering plans to set up a 655,000 sq ft distribution centre in Carcroft, South Yorkshire, in order to replace the Corby depot that is due to close in July 2007 with the loss of up to 250 jobs.
21-Dec-2006


Asda is planning to expand the number of stores offering online shopping from 91 to 157 by October 2007, with the creation of 1,800 jobs.
06-Nov-2006


Asda has submitted plans to Highland Council to build a 70,000 sq ft store at Slackbuie in Inverness, as well as a 100-bed hotel, health centre and five smaller shops.
20-Jul-2006


Asda has submitted plans to build a £10m store at Tain in Easter Ross, which would create 250 jobs.
12-Jul-2006


Asda has announced plans to build a new £10m superstore in Easter Ross by summer 2007, with the creation of 250 jobs.
22-May-2006


Asda is seeking planning permission to open a new £25m store in Antrim, with the creation of 400 jobs.
02-May-2006


Asda is planning to open at least 25 new stores this year, including supermarkets, convenience stores and non-food shops, with the creation of 7,000 jobs.
21-Feb-2006


Asda is seeking permission to build a new £16m store on the site of its existing store at South Bank, Middlesbrough, with the creation of an additional 120 jobs.
03-Feb-2006


Asda has agreed to set up a superstore at Cardiff City's proposed new football stadium at Leckwith.
02-Feb-2006


Asda is to submit plans to Sandwell Council to expand its superstore in Great Barr with a new mezzanine floor, creating more than 100 jobs.
04-Jan-2006


Asda has announced plans to build a £24m 45,000 sq ft store in Enniskillen, with the transfer of 225 staff from its existing site and the creation of 75 new jobs.
08-Dec-2005


Asda has announced plans to create 2,800 jobs across the country, including 800 in Northern Ireland, with an average of seven new staff joining each of the group's 289 stores.
15-Nov-2005


Asda is looking to open smaller stores of less then 10,000 sq ft, following the success of its former Safeway outlets in Northern Ireland.
07-Nov-2005


Asda and PD Teesport have announced plans to set up a £20m import centre at Teesport near Middlesbrough, with the creation of 300 jobs, including a 360,000 sq ft warehouse due for completion in February 2006.
28-Sep-2005


Asda has won planning permission to build a 125,000 sq ft store in Bangor by 2008, which will involve the relocation of Bangor City football club.
19-Sep-2005


Asda has submitted plans to open its first Asda Living non-food store in Scotland at the Glasgow Fort, with the creation of 100 jobs.
17-Aug-2005


Asda has secured planning permission to develop four new stores in Northern Ireland, including one site in east Belfast and three to replace existing Safeway stores in Enniskillen, Strabane and Ballyclare.
18-Jul-2005


Asda is to invest £40m in the development of four recycling centres in Wakefield, Lutterworth, Bedford and Skelmersdale.
18-Jul-2005


Asda is to create about 2,250 new jobs by providing eight additional customer service staff at each of its 279 stores, and at least 15 new stores are due to open this year.
13-Jul-2005


Asda is to announce plans to set up its first store on Anglesey, with the creation of 120 jobs, having bought a site in Llangefni from Safeway.
10-Jun-2005


Asda has bought 12 Safeway stores in Northern Ireland from Morrisons for £74m, and will spend £30m redeveloping the stores.
07-Jun-2005


Asda is planning to shed about 200 warehouse jobs and 119 driving jobs at the ADC distribution centre in Pattinson Industrial Estate, Washington, but some of the staff may be redeployed at the new depot due to open nearby later this year.
02-Jun-2005


Asda has announced plans to build a new supermarket in Pwllheli, Gwynedd, with the creation of 120 jobs.
27-May-2005


Asda is to relocate the 20-strong design team for its George fashion brand from Lutterworth to Rathbone Place in London.
18-Apr-2005


Asda is planning to open 15 pharmacies this year, following the relaxation of pharmacy opening regulations.
04-Apr-2005


Asda is seeking permission to build a superstore at Pickering Street in north Liverpool, with the creation of 250 jobs.
24-Feb-2005


Asda is to spend £600m on its expansion programme this year, including 20 new stores, 20 refurbishments and 6,000 new jobs.
21-Feb-2005


Asda is to relocate its Bearsden superstore in Glasgow to a new 55,000 sq ft site nearby later this year, with the creation of 200 jobs.
18-Feb-2005


Asda is seeking permission to develop a £40m 380,000 sq ft clothing distribution centre in Washington, Wearside, by the end of 2006, with the creation of 700 jobs.
10-Feb-2005


Asda is planning to open 30 jewellery counters, 30 photo centres and six optical departments in its stores, with the creation of 800 jobs.
01-Feb-2005


Asda is seeking permission to build a superstore at Horn Hill in Lowestoft, with the creation of up to 250 jobs.
13-Jan-2005


Asda is planning to open about eight more standalone George fashion stores next year, and 50 potential sites are being considered.
09-Nov-2004


Asda is to open a buying office for its George fashion business in Switzerland, which could lead to the international expansion of the brand.
25-Oct-2004


Asda is planning to open a new £25m superstore in Walsall next year, with the creation of up to 500 jobs.
04-Oct-2004


Asda is planning to open its first stand-alone general merchandise store in Walsall in October.
06-Jul-2004


Asda has submitted plans to build a £15m superstore in Whitehaven by 2006, with the creation of up to 350 jobs.
18-Jun-2004


Asda is to create 250 new jobs with the £18m expansion of its Boldon Colliery store on Wearside by July 2005.
15-Jun-2004


Asda has announced plans to create 4,300 jobs this year, as part of a £400m investment that will include relocations, 21 store extensions and new sites in Dorset, Somerset, London and Merseyside.
14-May-2004


Asda is planning to open standalone George clothing stores in Northampton and Preston in May, as part of a trial.
08-Mar-2004


Asda is seeking permission to expand its superstore in Wolverhampton, with the creation of 150 jobs.
21-Jan-2004


Asda is to submit plans to Solihull Council to build a 42,000 sq ft superstore in Chelmsley Wood town centre, which would create 350 jobs.
15-Jan-2004


Asda Wal-Mart is planning to build the country's largest supermarket in Milton Keynes, a 150,000 sq ft store at the Wimbledon football stadium project.
12-Jan-2004


Asda is to create 150 new jobs at its Taunton store by the end of next year, having won permission for an extension.
02-Jan-2004


Asda has won permission to expand its store in Dumbarton, with the creation of 100 jobs.
24-Dec-2003


Asda has won permission to build a food distribution centre in Didcot, with the creation of about 500 jobs.
18-Nov-2003


Asda is to close its 31 in-store butchers' counters and switch to centrally packed meat, which will involve the creation of 1,100 jobs at supplier factories in Swansea, Doncaster and Winsford.
10-Nov-2003


Asda is planning to recruit up to 10,000 permanent employees to cover during holiday periods throughout the year, in order to reduce the cost of re-hiring and training temporary staff.
27-Oct-2003


Asda is to recruit 50 extra staff for its store in Shipley, following a £5.2m refurbishment.
29-Sep-2003


Asda has announced plans to build a store at the Chapel Street development in Rugby, with the creation of 350 jobs.
12-Sep-2003


Asda is planning to open two standalone clothing stores in Leeds and Croydon by September, which could lead to the development of a nationwide chain dedicated to its George fashion range.
11-Jun-2003


Asda is seeking permission for the £10m expansion of its Gloucester store, with the creation of 100 jobs.
05-Jun-2003


Asda is planning a £4m expansion at its supermarket in Stowmarket, with the creation of 70 jobs.
30-May-2003


Asda has announced plans to invest in its distribution network, including the introduction of cardboard and plastic recycling centres and the creation of 1,200 jobs in Wakefield, Lutterworth, Falkirk, Grangemouth and Wigan.
14-May-2003


Asda is to set up a £30m distribution centre in Skelmersdale by August, in order to distribute frozen and chilled food to stores across the north-west.
24-Mar-2003


Asda is looking to open up to 300 smaller stores on town high streets, following successful trials in Bodmin and Walthamstow.
11-Mar-2003


Asda has announced plans to build a £20m store in Galashiels, with the creation of 360 jobs.
05-Mar-2003


Asda has announced a £360m expansion programme with the creation of 3,900 jobs this year, including 10 new stores and the addition of mezzanine floors in up to 40 existing stores.
19-Feb-2003


Asda has announced plans to build a £25m superstore at the site of Inverness Caledonian Thistle with the creation of 400 jobs, but an alternative football stadium site would need to be found.
03-Oct-2002


Asda is planning to invest £7m revamping the music and video areas of its 255 stores.
09-Sep-2002


Asda is seeking planning permission to build a Supercentre in Milton Keynes, and intends to share the site with a £30m stadium being proposed for Wimbledon Football Club.
26-Aug-2002


Asda is recruiting an extra 2,000 staff for its George clothing division this year, spread across its 228 stores.
15-Aug-2002


Asda has announced plans to invest £114m in new and refurbished stores in London and the south-east, including a Supercentre due to open in Watford in November following a £5m refit.
12-Aug-2002


Asda has announced plans for the £8m refurbishment of its supermarket in Bromsgrove town centre, which will create 100 jobs.
19-Jul-2002


Asda is planning to expand its non-food offering by opening mezzanine floors in up to 30 selected stores, and the first will open in York later this year.
10-Jun-2002


Asda is planning to build a £28m chilled and frozen distribution centre in Falkirk, with the creation of 500 jobs, while its existing West Mains warehouse will be converted to handle tinned and bottled stock.
07-Jun-2002


Asda is planning to create 1,250 jobs at 21 distribution centres around the country, including 120 in London, 430 in Lutterworth, 120 in Chepstow, 60 in Corby and 60 in Northampton.
27-May-2002


Asda has announced plans for a £13m superstore in Ellesmere Port town centre, with the transfer of hundreds of staff from its existing store and the creation of about 200 jobs.
23-May-2002


Asda has announced plans to expand its chain of Supercentres from six to 13 this year, and will also open or revamp 10 other supermarket sites over the coming months.
16-May-2002


Asda is recruiting 100 extra staff at its recently-refurbished superstore at Walsgrave in Coventry.
08-Mar-2002


Asda is planning to create up to 10,000 new jobs during 2002, by opening new stores and expanding others with the introduction of new departments.
18-Jan-2002


Asda is launching a recruitment drive for up to 1,200 staff for a new Asda-WalMart store due to open in east Manchester in June.
07-Jan-2002


Asda has won approval from Cannock Chase Council to build a £50m superstore in Cannock, with the creation of 400 jobs.
20-Dec-2001


Asda has submitted plans for a £20m superstore in Derby Road, Belper, which could create 350 jobs.
20-Nov-2001


Asda is planning to create up to 3,000 jobs by establishing new in-store optician departments, pharmacies, photo centres and jewellers over the next three years.
26-Sep-2001


Asda is in talks with Allerdale Council about the possibility of building a superstore in Workington, with the creation of 450 jobs.
14-Sep-2001


Asda is to create 200 jobs at a revamped Wal-Mart superstore in Pudsey, which opens in November.
27-Aug-2001


Asda has submitted plans for the development of a superstore at Chesser Avenue in Edinburgh, with the creation of 300 jobs.
26-Jul-2001


Asda has submitted plans to Walsall Council to build a £15m superstore in Darlaston with the creation of up to 350 jobs.
14-Jun-2001


Asda has announced plans to create 10,000 jobs by recruiting an average of 40 new staff at each of the 244 stores.
16-May-2001


Asda has announced plans to build a £25m superstore in Llandudno, with the creation of 100 new jobs.
23-Mar-2001


Asda has announced a £25m plan to build a superstore at Brighton Hill in Basingstoke, with the creation of 400 jobs.
21-Feb-2001


Asda is planning to set up in-store jewellery shops, with the first opening in Manchester in April.
05-Feb-2001


Asda is planning to expand the number of in-store photo centres, opticians and pharmacies over the next 12 months, with the creation of 870 jobs.
23-Jan-2001


Asda has announced a £450m programme to open 13 new stores and create 5,000 jobs this year, including a purpose-built Wal-Mart Supercentre in Swindon and a distribution depot in Bedford.
04-Jan-2001


Asda is seeking planning permission for a new distribution centre at Marsh Leys in Bedford.
11-Dec-2000


Asda is seeking 320 employees for a new store that is due to open in Dunstable in April.
01-Dec-2000


Asda has announced plans to create more than 500 jobs in Scotland, as a result of expansion of its stores and a new development at Dumbarton.
24-Nov-2000


Asda is planning to expand its home shopping service to cover 60% of the country within two years, which will involve setting up dedicated depots and creating up to 4,500 jobs.
06-Nov-2000


Asda is seeking permission to build a superstore and 17 non-food retail units in the Haydon area of Swindon, and is also planning to refurbish its store in west Swindon.
23-Oct-2000


Asda is in discussions to open a new superstore at Peter Black Distribution's Bradford Street site in Keighley, with the creation of up to 400 jobs.
09-Oct-2000


Asda has won planning permission to build a new superstore in Widnes town centre.
22-Sep-2000


Asda is to set up a superstore in Dumbarton by 2001, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
18-Sep-2000


Asda is to create 800 new jobs by opening 36 more stores for 24 hours a day, taking the total that operate round the clock to 86.
08-Aug-2000


Asda is seeking 100 new employees for a £25m superstore that is due to open in Bradford in August, while the 254 staff at its existing store are expected to transfer to the new site.
29-Jun-2000


Asda has submitted plans for a £25m development in Poole, including superstore, offices, hotel and restaurant, and the creation of 400 jobs.
26-Jun-2000


Asda has announced plans to open a £25m store at Fratton's Bridge Centre in Portsmouth, with the creation of 200 jobs by 2002.
23-Jun-2000


Asda is planning to build a new superstore in Smethwick, as part of a £25m retail park that will include eight outlets and the creation of more than 700 jobs.
15-May-2000


Asda has submitted plans for the £9m expansion of its Hartlepool store, with the creation of 90 jobs.
20-Apr-2000


Asda is to submit a £30m plan to redevelop a site in the centre of South Shields, which will involve a new superstore, a swimming pool, and the creation of at least 100 new jobs.
20-Apr-2000


Asda is seeking permission to rebuild its Bridge of Don store in Aberdeen, with the creation of 100 new jobs.
13-Apr-2000


Asda has won permission from Manchester City Council to build a new superstore in Burnage, creating around 350 jobs.
03-Apr-2000


Asda has won permission from South Tyneside Council to extend its Boldon Colliery store with the creation of 45 jobs.
29-Mar-2000


Asda has launched a recruitment drive to find 200 staff for its first UK Supercentre, which is opening in Bristol in July.
10-Mar-2000


Asda has started work on the development of a new frozen food depot at Europort's Tuscany Park estate in Wakefield, which will create 500 jobs.
02-Mar-2000


Asda has submitted plans to Blaby District Council for the £8m expansion of its Fosse Park superstore, with the creation of 80 jobs.
16-Feb-2000


Asda is planning to open 12 new stores and expand its internet-based home shopping business this year, with the creation of 6,000 jobs.
11-Jan-2000


Asda has confirmed plans to open bars serving beer, wine and hot food at 85 of its stores, with the creation of 350 jobs.
13-Dec-1999


Asda is to set up a new £25m superstore at Huyton village on Merseyside, with the creation of 250 jobs.
12-Nov-1999


Asda has announced revised proposals for a £25m superstore in Hull, which will create 400 jobs.
12-Aug-1999


Asda has announced plans to build a £25m superstore in Cannock, with the creation of 400 jobs.
11-Aug-1999


Asda has agreed to a £6.7bn takeover offer from Wal-Mart of the US, raising the prospect of a major shake-up in UK retailing.
15-Jun-1999


Asda is planning to invest £70m in two new stores in Aberdare and Swansea and a distribution centre in Chepstow, with the creation of about 750 jobs.
05-May-1999


Asda has started recruiting 200 additional staff for its new hypermarket in Swansea, which is due to open in July.
08-Apr-1999


Asda is to build a new store on the existing site of North Hertfordshire College in Stevenage, creating up to 400 jobs.
22-Jan-1999


Asda has acquired five Co-op stores in Yeovil, Blackpool, Darlington, Birkenhead and Weston-super-Mare, and will expand them with the creation of about 1,000 jobs.
18-Dec-1998


Asda is to create up to 300 jobs at a national call centre near Glasgow, and Rutherglen-based City Refrigeration Holdings has won a five-year contract to run it.
23-Oct-1998


Asda is planning to move its Wrexham superstore to a larger site on Holt Road, creating up to 200 jobs.
22-Oct-1998


Asda is to open a new regional distribution centre in Washington, Tyne & Wear, later this month to serve stores in the North East and Cumbria, creating 500 jobs.
15-Sep-1998


Asda is planning to demolish its store in Havant and replace it with a state-of-the-art hypermarket that will be open 24 hours a day and create 100 jobs.
07-Sep-1998


Asda is to open four new stores in Scotland with the creation of 1,000 jobs, and they will be located in Elgin, Hamilton, Robroyston, and Clydebank.
02-Sep-1998


Asda is to invest £5m this year on a number of new initiatives including an internet store selling music, videos and books, a satellite TV shopping channel and a new home delivery service.
26-Jun-1998


Asda is planning to open eight new stores this year, creating 3,000 jobs.
28-Jun-1996


Asda plans to open 6 stores per year in the future, while 6 are being opened this year with the creation of 2,000 jobs.
21-Sep-1995