American-owned ASDA Group offers UK shoppers everything from frankfurters to diamond rings. Owned by retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, ASDA is the UK's second-largest food seller (behind Tesco).
It operates about 370 stores (including about 25 ASDA Living stores) that primarily sell groceries and apparel. The stores also sell CDs, books, videos, and housewares. It offers American, Chinese, and Mexican take-away meals.
Since being bought by Wal-Mart in 1999, ASDA has set off a price war in the UK by initiating Wal-Mart's aggressive "price-rollback" program and converting stores to Wal-Mart's supercenter format under the ASDA-Wal-Mart banner.
Snow crab fishery closes to protect right whales Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided the closure of snow crab season in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence with the aim of protecting North Atlantic right whales from risks posed by the crustacean fishing gear in the area.
Bottom trawling environmental effects on the seabed quantified United Kingdom
An international collaboration of scientists that conducted a global meta-analysis of 70 comparative and experimental studies on the effects of bottom trawling were able to quantify the relationship between the reduction of seabed animals and penetration of the fishing equipment into the seabed.
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