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Asda: Prices would rise in an independent Scotland

Asda: Prices would rise in an independent Scotland Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The CEO of Asda has said prices would rise in an independent Scotland. Following comments from John Lewis earlier, Andy Clarke said that the supermarket would have to 'reflect' the costs of operating in Scotland.

If we were no longer to operate in one state with one market and – broadly – one set of rules, our business model would inevitably become more complex. We would have to reflect our cost to operate here.

This is not an argument for or against independence, it is simply an honest recognition of the costs that change could bring. For us the customer is always right and this important decision is in their hands

– Andy Clarke, President and CEO of Asda

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