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Asda recruits for supermarket battle

 Asda, the Wal-Mart-owned chain of UK superstores, has reported that it will create 2,800 new jobs in its UK operations as it expands to combat Tesco's leading market share. The firm said most of...

Asda recruits for supermarket struggle

14 November 2005 – London (UK): Asda, the Wal-Mart owned chain of UK superstores, has reported it will create 2,800 new jobs in its UK operations as it expands to combat Tesco's leading market...

OP drives Post Office retail revolution

 The Post Office has begun the first phase of a radical makeover of its retail business in partnership with ISA Retail. It will include the stocking of a core range of Post Office branded...

OP drives Post Office retail revolution

 25 August 2005 – London (UK): The Post Office has begun the first phase of a radical makeover of its retail business, in partnership with ISA Retail, that will include the stocking of a...

Wal-Mart Canada names COO

 22 August 2005 – Mississauga (CAN): Wal-Mart Canada has named Mike Huffaker as COO following David Cheesewright's return to Asda last month. 

Asda to create 2,250 jobs

12 July 2005 - London (UK): Asda, the UK retail chain owned by Wal-Mart, has announced that it will create 2,250 jobs by restructuring the company. Each of its stores is expected to recruit...

Wal-Mart’s Asda to axe 1,400 jobs

6 July 2005 - Leeds (UK): Asda has announced that it will cut 200 management jobs and up to 1,200 store positions in response to market-share losses to Tesco. President and CEO Andy Bond...

UK hypermarket Tesco to trial non-food store

Tesco, the UK's largest grocer, announced plans in January to open a trial store selling non-food items such as clothing and electrical goods. The retail giant has been diversifying into new product areas for...

New CEO for Asda

18 March 2005 - London (UK): Asda, the UK supermarket group owned by Wal-Mart, has appointed a new CEO from within. The current COO Andy Bond is to take over from Tony DeNunzio, who...

Asda to develop non-food services

1 February 2005 - London (UK): Asda, the Wal-Mart owned chain of UK superstores, has announced expansion plans to the tune of £7 million ($13.5 million) to develop its jewellery, optical and photo centre...

UK supermarket chains boost office supplies

Tesco and Asda have provided a further indication of the increasing importance of office and computer supplies to their business with two new developments. UK supermarket chain Tesco is looking to muscle in on...

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Desktop and surfaces cleaning specialist AF International believes that its longstanding commitment to the environment is its ‘best-kept secret’. In this episode of OPI Talk,...