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Little Evan Matthews loved the limited edition Coco Pops Croc Prints so much colleagues at our Halifax store were determined to help when they heard how distraught he was when his mum found they’d been discontinued and she couldn’t get them for him.

Evan

Six-year-old Evan has autism and sensory problems that mean he likes routine and is reluctant to try anything new. So there were smiles all round when Kellogg’s responded to an appeal from the store’s community champion Amanda Clegg and managed to track down the last remaining boxes for him.

His mum Laura said: “Everyone’s been amazing in helping me to source some more boxes. We can’t thank Amanda, Asda and Kellogg’s enough.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 18 August 2017
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Our Bromborough store has trialled a successful ‘Quiet Hour’ to help autistic customers and others who struggle with loud noises.

Alex and Helen-Louise outside the store

The store turned off the music, dimmed the lights and handed out maps of the store to make the shopping experience more comfortable for guests from Autism Together.

The store’s community champion Helen-Louise Sestan-Burton regularly helps the group and invited members including volunteer Alex, who’s autistic himself, to do their weekly shop during the trial.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 August 2017
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Happy birthday to our oldest colleague Tom Brogan who’s 92 today!

Tom helps regular customer Margaret

Tom, a porter at our Wigan store, says he has no plans to retire as he loves meeting and helping regular customers like Margaret Barker, who had a stroke last year and needs a mobility scooter to get out and shop now.

Margaret, 66, said: “When I came back after my stroke everyone was really helpful but Tom stuck out. He always has a smile on his face and will do anything to help you – he’s such a nice gentleman. For 92 he’s unbelievable really.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 08 August 2017
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Our bakery colleague Gary Gordon has struck up a great friendship with 85-year-old customer Audrey Bond, a keen baker herself who comes in to our Barking store every week and passes on some of her fantastic tips.

She’s helped him improve her favourite product – tiger chest bread – and she often brings in home-baked goodies for the team.

Audrey and Gary at Asda Barking

Gary says: “I never got the chance to meet my grandparents so I call Audrey my grandma. When she turns up I stop what I’m doing and give her my full attention – she’s wonderful.”

Thanks to Audrey’s advice, he says his tiger chest bread is now “as good as you can get”.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 04 August 2017
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Colleagues at our stores have been hosting Pudsey’s Teddy Bears picnics for BBC Children in Need – and some kids have even met Pudsey Bear himself, just like little Rylee at our Wheatley store.

Rylee's teddy bear picnic

Rylee, who’s seven, can become upset when he hears loud noises – so the store’s community champion Angie Young gave him lots of goodies to host his own party with his teddy bears at home.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 04 August 2017