Asda’s Christmas sales down £100m

STRUGGLING supermarket group Asda saw its sales fall by more than £100m in the crucial Christmas period.

The drop was despite consumers spending an extra half a billion pounds in the 12 weeks to January 1, 2017, which was the fastest recorded growth since June 2014.

The data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel showed Asda took £4.32bn in the period - down 2.4% on a year earlier. It was comfortably the worst performance from any of the large chains, with only Sainsbury's also showing a fall, albeit of 0.1%.
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