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Our brilliant colleague Jodie Boyd-Ward combines working at our Middleton store with playing wheelchair rugby league for England and Leeds Rhinos.

Jodie combines working for Asda with playing wheelchair rugby league
Top right picture courtesy of Sponge Beattie, bottom right picture courtesy of Mick Gill

Jodie has severe arthritis, so uses a wheelchair to play sport. She’s playing for Leeds Rhinos this weekend and has been selected for the England Wheelchair Rugby League at at the World Cup in July – and colleagues at the store couldn’t be more proud of her!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 21 April 2017
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Our fab colleagues Maureen Taylor and Irene Stacey have worked at Asda Stanley since it opened in 1977 – so colleagues made them guests of honour as the store celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Maureen and Irene

Maureen and Irene were given flowers, chocolates and a cake during a special presentation with colleagues – and customers got involved too by playing various games throughout the day.

“The presentation was a nice surprise for both of us,” said Irene. "We were really made a fuss of and it was lovely of the colleagues to organise it.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 19 April 2017
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Happy 90th birthday to regular Asda customer Elsie Ogden!

Elsie and Ray with colleagues

Elsie and her husband Ray call in at our Newark store every morning for a cuppa and a chat – so when colleagues heard it was her big day they gathered round to sing Happy Birthday and give her a bunch of flowers.

“I had a lovely day,” said Elsie. “I got around 20 cards and the store manager Richard Terry gave me a lovely bunch of flowers. Then a group of them all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 19 April 2017
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When five-year-old Charlie Wakelin wrote a letter asking us how we make our Easter eggs “taste so brilliant”, we knew there was only one thing to do … invite Charlie to our Chocolate Factory!

Charlie at the factory

Our very own Willy Wonka – Asda chocolate developer Helen Cook – teamed up with the Easter Bunny to arrange an extra special behind-the-scenes tour for Charlie and his grandad Alan.

And Charlie got the chance to put the finishing touches to some of the 40 million chocolate treats our customers will be enjoying this weekend.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 13 April 2017
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We asked our Facebook fans to tell us about their Easter traditions – the fun things they always do with their families every year – and the hundreds of responses made great reading.

Easter egg rolling

It was wonderful to hear about all the different traditions that have been handed down through generations in different parts of the UK – everything from decorating hard-boiled eggs and rolling them down a hill to giving children new clothes as a present for Easter Sunday.

Food featured in lots of people’s favourite traditions – chocolate, of course, as well as egg-based dishes, fish on Good Friday and an Easter Sunday roast. And a new one on us: planting “magic” jelly beans that grow into lollipops and treats overnight!

Read some of the responses we received from customers and colleagues
Posted in News & Blogs on 13 April 2017