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Asda, the British grocery chain, ended its 22-year relationship with Walmart with rising underlying sales in the Christmas quarter, owing to strong demand for premium products.

Asda, which is currently owned by the Issa brothers and private equity firm TDR Capital, recorded a 5.1 percent increase in same-store sales for the three months ending Dec. 31, up from 2.7 percent in the previous quarter. Visit asda.walmartone.com.

With coronavirus regulations closing the hospitality sector and forcing many employees to work from home, all of Britain's big grocery firms fared well over the Christmas holiday.

“During the period, Asda's growth was fueled by a noticeable shift in purchasing behavior, with customers trading up and spending more on premium categories at Christmas to reward themselves after a challenging year,” the company stated.

Asda noted a 30 percent increase in premium line sales in December over the previous year, as well as a 76 percent increase in online sales for the quarter.

On Tuesday, the billionaire brothers and TDR finalised the purchase of a controlling stake in Asda from Walmart, valuing the company at 6.8 billion pounds ($9.5 billion).

The deal is still subject to regulatory approval, with the parties subject to a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) enforcement order to ensure Asda continues to operate independently from its purchasers while the CMA investigates.

The CMA has set a deadline of April 20 for a decision. TDR and the brothers have stated that they are "confident" in a favourable conclusion.

The brothers and TDR are only putting in £780 million, with the rest coming from 3.5 billion pounds in debt, the sale of Asda's 322 petrol station sites to their own EG Group for 750 million pounds, and the sale of its distribution centers.

While the brothers and TDR have described the capital structure as "strong," one source familiar with the matter stated that some within Asda are concerned about the company's debt level, which is higher than its competitors, and the anticipated sale of the pump stations.

Over the next three years, the brothers have promised to invest more than 1 billion pounds in Asda.

Walmart will keep an equity stake in Asda, as well as a business partnership and a board seat.



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