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Our popular family of giant gnomes are back – and this time Gnorman’s mum and dad ‘Grandma’ and ‘Grandpa’ gnome are here to stay too!

Gnome family

You can find our friendly garden gnomes in selected stores from this week, Gnorman and his lovely wife Gnorma both stand at 3ft tall – and they’re just £25 each. The new Grandma and Grandpa gnomes are also 3ft tall and £28 each, and the kids Gnora and Gnoah are 2ft tall for just £20 each.

Click on the links below to see which stores each gnome is stocked in:

Gnorman
Gnorma
Gnoah
Gnora
Grandpa
Grandma

Posted in News & Blogs on 08 February 2016
Community

Schoolchildren learned about the importance of exercise, healthy eating and road safety on a visit to our Aberdare store – thanks to our resourceful Community Life Champion Julie Cook.

Julie's selfie with the 'walking bus'

The pupils from Oaklands Primary School came to the store to learn more about what’s in their food and where it comes from.

But instead of them getting lifts back to lessons, Julie hit on the idea of leading a ‘walking bus’ alongside teachers and parents – encouraging the children to stroll to school.

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Posted in Community on 08 February 2016
News & Blogs

Many happy returns to Nora, who turned 100 this week.

Nora and Lillian

She celebrated her special birthday by meeting the mayor and having photos taken for her local newspaper, before calling in to our Gosforth store to see our colleague Lillian Shinwell.

Nora regularly visits Lillian’s checkout when shopping at the store with her daughter-in-law and her son and over the years the family have become good friends with Lillian.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 05 February 2016
News & Blogs

We’re trialling these fab wonky veg boxes as part of our ‘Beautiful on the Inside’ range in 128 stores in our continued effort to tackle food waste across the supply chain and to help famers.

Wonky veg box

The exclusive wonky veg boxes are packed with peculiar potatoes, crooked carrots and curved cucumbers which are all in season, as well as knobbly peppers, cabbages, onions, leeks and parsnips. They’re just £3.50 each, which is cheaper than regular shaped fruit and veg, and there will 20 boxes available in selected stores from today as part of a trial to see if the box is a hit with customers.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 04 February 2016
Community

A project for budding musicians backed by The Voice finalist Jamie Johnson is preparing to get off the ground – with a little help from one of our Asda Community Life Champions.

Jamie with Rosie and other volunteers

Jamie, who’s now a professional signer after being mentored by Kylie Minogue on the BBC talent contest in 2014, is helping construct Riverside One. The studios are a place for local musicians to rehearse and record in Chatham, Kent.

Rosie Smith, Community Life Champion at our nearby Gillingham Pier superstore, has been volunteering at the site.

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Posted in Community on 01 February 2016