Asda becomes first UK supermarket to have vegan-only aisles

Asda becomes first UK supermarket to have vegan-only aisles across its 359 stores after sales of plant-based products rise 275 per cent

  • Meat and dairy-free products have been given their own aisles in UK Asda stores 
  • Aisles were introduced across Asda’s 359 supermarkets nationwide last Monday
  • Products on offer include exclusive items as well as an Asda own-brand range 

Asda has become the first UK supermarket with vegan-only aisles dedicated to plant-based products after sales rose 275 per cent.

Meat and dairy-free products were given two aisles – one for protein, sauces and condiments and another for snacks and treats.

The aisles were introduced across Asda’s 359 supermarkets nationwide this week after it was revealed 17 per cent of UK households are reducing their meat intake or following a plant-based diet. 

Products on offer include an exclusive Asda own-brand range as well as brands such as Bosh, Galaxy, Mrs Crimbles and Vego.

Meat and dairy-free products were given two aisles – one for protein, sauces and condiments and another for snacks and treats (file image)

Asda created an own-brand lentil bowl and rice bowl for £1.50 each. Galaxy chocolate in mint and cookie crumble are just £2.50 until October 25.

Another Asda exclusive is a Bosh falafel mix (120g) for £1.99. 

Meanwhile, Sainbury’s sells a falafel mix (120g) for £1.20 and a vegan Galaxy bar can be bought from Morrisons in flavours caramel and sea salt, orange and caramilised hazelnut for £3. 

The aisles were introduced across Asda’s 359 supermarkets nationwide this week after it was revealed 17 per cent of UK households are reducing their meat intake or following a plant-based diet. Pictured, Asda’s vegan body butter is sold for £1.50

Premium Tamarind chutney is on sale for £1.00. Products on offer include an exclusive Asda own-brand range as well as brands such as Bosh, Galaxy, Mrs Crimbles and Vego

Asda’s buying manager Sarah Thornewill said: ‘We understand that customers want a quick and simple shopping experience. And this shouldn’t be restricted by dietary requirements.

‘By merchandising all our vegan items together, we hope to save customers time and offer inspiration, whether for those following a plant-based diet, or those looking to reduce their meat consumption.’

The products used to be spread across the store and it is hoped bringing them together in one place will make the lives of vegans easier. Vegan items on chilled and frozen aisles will remain where they are.

Another Asda exclusive is a Bosh falafel mix (120g) for £1.99. Meanwhile, Sainbury’s sells a falafel mix (120g) for £1.20 and a vegan Galaxy bar can be bought from Morrisons in flavours caramel and sea salt, orange and caramilised hazelnut for £3

Asda created an own-brand lentil bowl and rice bowl for £1.50 each. Galaxy chocolate in mint and cookie crumble are just £2.50 until October 25. Pictured, Galaxy orange

But vegan shoppers had a mixed reaction. Melody Moon said: ‘It is a good start.’ But another added: ‘I’d still check the ingredients. Staff haven’t a clue.’ 

One said: ‘Asda are introducing fully vegan aisles. Finally a supermarket with sense.’

Another wrote: ‘Asda adding a Vegan isle is V exciting no more hunting and looking around. Don’t understand why people are ragin about it.’  

With searches for vegan lines up 275 per cent since 2019 on asda.com, some 104 new products will soon launch. 

Other items currently available on Asda.com include NOMO Vegan & Free From Nut Free Hazelnut Choc Bar for £1.60 and Squeaky Bean Vegan Nuggets which can be ordered online for £2.50.

The full list of 359 Asda supermarkets introducing vegan-only aisles

Hull Hessle Road

Bridge of Dee Supercentre

Kingswood

Slough

Bournemouth

Dyce

Cwmbran

Bristol Whitchurch

South Woodham Ferrers

Brierley Hill

Waterlooville Supercentre

Chelmsford

Lower Earley

Cannock

Tonypandy

Eastgate Supercentre

Newtownards

Downpatrick

Stenhousemuir

Shaw

Highbridge

St Leonards on Sea

Langley Mill

Glenrothes

Pershore SM

Hayes

Hazel Grove SM

Kings Heath SM

Bangor Farrar Road SM

Newquay SM

Ystalyfera SM

Uttoxeter SM

Trafford Park Supercentre

Leicester

Sinfin

Tunstall

Bodmin

Haydon Supercentre

Eastlands Supercentre

Blackwood

Park Royal

Hereford

Castlepoint Supercentre

Rochdale

Coventry Supercentre

Shoeburyness

Derby Supercentre

High Wycombe

Shipley

Edinburgh Supercentre

Warrington

Harrogate

Watford Supercentre

Ipswich

Bedminster

Kingston on Thames SM

Great Bridge Supercentre

Hulme

Greenhithe

Govan

Small Heath

Llanelli

Yeovil

Wembley

Milton Keynes Supercentre

Walthamstow SM

Washington

Clevedon SM

Gillingham SM

Torquay SM

South Wootton

Fraserburgh SM

Newport IOW

Skelton SM

Quedgeley SM

Paignton SM

Hailsham SM

Barrhead SM

Barons Quay

Pyle SM

Ashford

Brighton Marina

Patchway Supercentre

Carterton SM

Weymouth

Elgin

Skelmersdale

Hyson Green

Pudsey Supercentre

Longsight

St Leonards

East Retford SM

Eastleigh Supercentre

Falkirk

Middleton Park

Tilehurst

St Helens

Rugby

Hounslow

Frome

Cape Hill

Edmonton

Feltham

Rawtenstall

Bolton

Cumbernauld

Queensferry Supercentre

Golborne

Ashton

Hinckley

Leigh

Dagenham

Wrexham

Barrow

Arrowe Park

Carcroft

Cardiff Bay

Gateshead Supercentre

Newton Mearns

St Austell

Gravesend

Pilsworth

Great Yarmouth

Radcliffe

Morley

Huddersfield

Chadderton

Wallington

Merthyr Tydfil

Grantham

Burgh Heath

Wolstanton

Blackpool

Tamworth Supercentre

Coatbridge

Plymouth

Scunthorpe

Dundee Kirkton

Livingston Supercentre

Peterlee

Hull Bilton

Canterbury

Blantyre

Chapeltown

Crewe

Maryhill

Burnley

Farnworth

Newark

Wythenshaw

Brynmawr

Canford Heath SM

Folkestone

Abbey Park

Peterhead SM

Burnden Park

Hull Mount Pleasant

Aberdeen Beach

Pembroke Dock SM

Worcester

Halesowen

Ipswich Stoke Park

Bridgend

Coleraine

Dundonald

Omagh

Antrim – New Store

Inverness

Leckwith Road

Melksham

Birkenhead

Larne

Chorley

West Dundee

Birmingham Barnes Hill

South Norwich

West Bradford

Barnstaple

Chaucer Road Sheffield

Forfar 

Cheltenham

Byker

Barry

Portadown

Straiton

Harwich SM

Clacton on Sea

Belvedere

Swinton

Swansea

Lincoln

Bradford – Rooley Lane

Cambridge

Dewsbury

Dumbarton

Hyde

Sefton Park

Stevenage Supercentre

Portsmouth

Southport

Bishop Auckland

Aberdare

Bexley Heath

Harpurhey

Rhyl

Lancaster 

Middlesbrough

Wigan Supercentre

Stafford

Longwell Green

Gloucester

Totton

Norwich

Wakefield

Isle of Dogs

Charlton

Cardiff Supercentre

Grimsby Supercentre

Corby

Stockport

Accrington

Colindale

Fulwood

Portlethen

Sunderland

Boldon Supercentre

Carlisle

Aintree

Hunts Cross

Brighton Hollingbury

Kirkcaldy

Robroyston

Horwich

Bloxwich

Wisbech

Leyton Mills

Swanley

Leamington Spa

Pentwyn

Dunstable

Chesser

Mansfield

Clayton Green

Fareham 

Weston-Super-Mare

Havant Supercentre

Clydebank

Barnsley

Queslett

Falmouth

Toryglen

Benton

Colchester

Sheffield Supercentre

Crawley

Kilmarnock

York

Chatham

Donnington Wood

Broadstairs

Darlaston

Barking

Bristol Filton

Ferring

Gillingham Pier

Leicester Abbey Lane

Woking Albert Drive

Redditch

Chester Greyhound

South Ruislip

Cramlington

West Bridgford Supercentre

Hartlepool

Bishopbriggs

Bromsgrove

Bury

Westbrook

Hamilton

Wheatley

Dunfermline

Dundee Milton

Newport

Runcorn

Winsford

Eastbourne

Roehampton

Bromborough

Gosforth

Killingbeck

Blackburn

Clapham

Farnborough

Kendal

Walton

Perry Barr

Linwood

Colne

Wolverhampton

Sittingbourne

Tipton

Doncaster

Blyth

Basingstoke

Perth

Taunton Supercentre

Dudley

Long Eaton

Luton

Minworth Supercentre

Oadby

Parkhead Forge

Peterborough

Spennymoor

Stanley

Stowmarket

Sutton in Ashfield

Thornaby

Birchwood

Stockton

Ashington

Ballyclare

Altrincham

Thurmaston

Lowestoft

Rushden

Fleetwood

Harlow

Newton Abbott

Romford

Ayr

Widnes

Halifax

Poole

Bootle

Huyton Supercentre

Grangemouth

Keighley

Leith

Old Kent Road

Galashiels

Llandudno

Shirley

Chelmsley Wood

Ellesmere Port Supercentre

Glasshoughton

South Shields

Boston

Bearsden

Motherwell

Enniskillen

Strabane

Caerphilly

Southgate Circus

Beckton

Reddish

Lewisham SM

Liscard

Swindon

Trowbridge 

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