Asda to change “misleading” promos

first_imgSupermarket giant Asda has agreed to make changes to “misleading” promotional practices as part of a wider crackdown by The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).Asda is one of a number of supermarkets that the CMA has asked to review their promotions, and is the first to agree to make specific changes.The supermarket was found to have been selling a Hovis loaf marked “was £1.20”, when it had not been that price for the previous 116 daysIt has now committed to change the way it operates multi-buy deals, and use of the words “was/now” in reference to price cuts.This is the latest phase of the CMA’s response to a ‘super-complaint’ by consumer campaign group Which? about misleading pricing by the major supermarkets. It has not named the other supermarkets involved in the review.In February, Sainsbury’s became the first of the major supermarkets to commit to phasing out multi-buy deals, after mounting evidence that shoppers find them confusing and misleading. As part of the new push, “now” prices will not be advertised for longer than the “was” price applied, ensuring they are an accurate comparison. Multi-buy offers will also represent better value than a single product before the offer, and these will not be immediately followed by “was/now” promotions, to make it easier for shoppers to tell what is a good offer.More confidenceThe CMA said it wanted to ensure shoppers could have more confidence that they were getting a good deal, and had found supermarkets generally had a good awareness of consumer law and took compliance seriously.It said in a statement: “The CMA has met with a number of supermarkets and asked them to work with their Trading Standards Services partners to review their pricing and promotional practices.“The CMA has had particular engagement with Asda in relation to specific areas of concern. While the CMA has not made any findings against Asda, the retailer has given a commitment to the CMA that it will change the way it operates ‘was/now’ and multi-buy deals.“Once implemented, these changes will give shoppers increased confidence that they are getting a genuine discount, and will help them to compare the discounted price with the previous higher price.”Asda has already started making changes to the operation of its “was/now” practice and multi-buy promotions, which will be fully implemented by August.last_img read more


first_imgUFC: Joseph Duffy has finally responded to the taunts aimed at him by Conor McGregor by proclaiming he would beat the Dubliner if they faced off against each other again.Joseph DuffyDuffy choked McGregor out when they faced each other in 2010 – but that was the last time McGregor tasted defeat.Since then he has gone on to become the poster boy of the UFC and has reportedly signed a contract worth $100 million dollars. However, it seems the success of Duffy has got under McGregor’s skin – and he launched a scathing attack on Duffy about him headlining the main event Dublin – and also suggested he wasn’t Irish.On a UFC podcast Duffy said that he feels he’s a better fighter than McGregor and said if the pair met again – the outcome would be same as what happened in 2010.Duffy said, “He believes he’s great, but I just feel like I am better.”“I would beat him. I think it would be pretty similar [as the first time] to be honest.” Duffy also thinks many Irish fight fans are starting to grow weary of the Dubliner’s antics and are happy to see another Irish fighter come through.“Obviously Conor’s doing well, he’s brought a lot of attention to the sport but I think he is starting to get on people’s nerves a wee bit now.”“I think it is time now for a new Irish fighter to come through now.” DUFFY – “I’M BETTER THAN MCGREGOR AND I’D BEAT HIM AGAIN IF WE FOUGHT” was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Home-page SportnewsUFClast_img read more