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Congratulations to Mary and Robbie Morrison who won the Valentine’s competition at our Peterhead store to find the town’s longest married couple.

Mary and Robbie Morrison with Grant McHardy

Mary, 90, and 91-year-old Robbie were born and bred in the town and have three sons, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

They were given a bottle of champagne, a bouquet of flowers and a selection of chocolates to enjoy on Valentine’s Day by store manager Grant McHardy.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 12 February 2016
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Our Wonky Veg box trial has been making headlines – and one of the journalists to put them to the test, Joanne Gould of the Daily Mail, used her box to make dozens of different meals.

Joanne Gould with her Wonky Veg box

Joanne made 31 meals from her £3.50 box, which contained four leeks, an onion, two potatoes, a cabbage, two cucumbers, three parsnips, three carrots and three peppers.

Our Wonky Veg boxes have been trialled in 128 selected stores this month to support our efforts in tackling food waste.

See the meals Joanne created with our Wonky Veg box
Posted in News & Blogs on 12 February 2016
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Congratulations to all the couples from Asda who are celebrating Valentine’s Day together.

Dozens of colleagues have been in touch in recent weeks to tell us how they met their other half while working at Asda. It all started when we posted on Facebook about our colleagues Andrew Frost and Samantha Gilfillan who got engaged at our Hamilton store.

Samantha and Andrew

Security colleague Andrew proposed to Checkout Section Leader Samantha in the store’s security office in front of fellow colleagues – and she said yes! The couple got together four years ago and they met at work when Samantha was a Christmas temp and Andrew trained her on the tills.

Our post about Andrew and Samantha attracted hundreds of great comments from couples who met while working in the same store, including Josh and Jo Scarborough.

Josh and Jo Scarborough

They met at our Grantham store in 2013 and got married a year later. They even came in to store on their wedding day to show colleagues their outfits!

Josh said: "We decided to come in to store on our wedding day because quite a lot of colleagues asked if they could see Jo’s wedding dress.

“Some colleagues helped us organise the wedding by arranging and decorating a car to take us to the wedding venue. Our bridesmaid and witness were also colleagues.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 12 February 2016
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Little Tabitha’s mum has discovered a surprising way to calm her 14-month-old daughter down when she’s crying because of teething…a copy of our Good Living magazine!


Heather Cunningham was shopping in our Hunts Cross store when our colleague Jill Ambrose spotted that Tabitha was in tears.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 11 February 2016
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We had a fantastic response when we asked our Facebook fans to share photos of their Pancake Day creations!

Hundreds of people posted photos of their pancakes, and our judges had a hard time choosing the best. The eventual winner was this delicious design made by Louise Riley’s children Molly and Maxwell.

Louise Riley

They used blueberries and bananas for the feet and eyes, cheese for the whiskers and teeth, tiny pancakes for the cheeks and topped it off with a strawberry for the nose.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 11 February 2016