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We’re looking to expand our fast-growing range of craft beers – like these three new drinks from Brew York which are now on sale nationwide.

Lee, Alan and Wayne

We’re stocking three of their beers – Brew York Brew York, an American Pale Ale; Little Eagle, a session IPA; and Viking DNA, a Smoked Porter, in 119 of our stores across the country.

It’s part of an expansion of our range of craft beers, which has seen us add 36 new drinks from 12 different breweries – with more to come. New additions to our range include beers from Goose Island, Blue Point, Brew Dog, Maltsmiths, Vocation, Pistonhead, Harbour, Lagunitas, Hitachino, Innis & Gunn, Purity, Leeds Brewery, York Brewery and Brains. Check out some of the craft and world beer in our range here.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 29 March 2017
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“Ooh – dairy free too – so I can eat it! Brill!” “Very nice – yummy…” That’s what judges said about our gluten-free chocolate party cake when it won gold at the Free From Food Awards 2017.

Our award-winning chocolate cake

The cake won gold in the children’s food category, and we were presented with the award by celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson. The judging panel included chefs, food writers, nutritionists, dieticians, coeliacs and people living on gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, soya and nut-free diets.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 29 March 2017
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The new £1 coin went into circulation today – so we’ve pulled together a handy list of just some of the things you could spend your first one on.

One pound products

The new 12-sided coin – silver with a gold-coloured rim – is slightly lighter, thinner and wider than its predecessor. It features the Queen’s head on one side and a flower design on the other with a Scottish thistle, English rose, Welsh leek and Northern Irish shamrock emerging from a single stem.

So for a little inspiration here are just 50 things you can find for £1 at Asda today:

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Posted in News & Blogs on 28 March 2017
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To celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them we’re giving you the chance to win a two night trip to London for two people to visit the fantastic Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, where you can now step into the Forbidden Forest, bow to a proud Hippogriff and come face-to-face with Aragog the Acromantula.

Win the ultimate Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour prize package

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is available in store and online from Monday 27th March on DVD for £10 and Blu-ray for £15.

We’re offering the chance to win a magical trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter for two people and a hamper full of goodies – including a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a DVD box set of the Harry Potter 8-film collection and a selection of books from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 26 March 2017
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Eight-year-old Laurie Cannon came up with a great way to say thank you to her mum Danielle who works at our Birkenhead store – she offered to become “boss” for the day so Danielle could put her feet up.

Laurie and Danielle

Laurie started off by holding a management meeting, then made sure the fruit and veg sections were stocked with her favourite foods. She checked the flowers – ensuring everything looked pretty for the other children who were buying their mum a present – and also took phone calls and helped out customers, checking they had everything they needed.

Danielle, who manages the George and general merchandise ranges in the store, said: "She loved it – she wanted to come back again the next day. She even made sure she dressed the same as me!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 24 March 2017