Recently we have seen an increase in instances of unauthorised third parties holding themselves out as Asda (or Asda colleagues) and pretending to purchase products from suppliers on our behalf.
As you may know, Asda doesn't place any orders for products by way of email. Instead we will always use our electronic ordering system.
We'd encourage all our suppliers to be vigilant against such practices. If you are ever unsure about the validity of any received communication purporting to originate from Asda, please contact us via the Asda Supplier Helpdesk 0843 299 0019.
In a joint statement, a spokesperson for Asda and Sainsbury's said:
"J Sainsbury plc and Asda Group Limited attended a Competition Appeal Tribunal hearing today concerning the process and timetable of their proposed merger.
The Court ruled in the Parties' favour and found that the timetable for responding to materials and attending a main party hearing were both unfair.
The Parties took this step reluctantly and look forward to re-engaging with the CMA and Panel and working constructively with them going forward."