Community Christmas

Meet Olive Spink – the amazing 90-year-old Asda customer who does the shopping for “elderly” friends and neighbours who can’t shop for themselves.

Olive doing the shopping

Olive’s a regular visitor to our Wheatley store in Oxfordshire, calling in several times a week to pick up essentials for her friends. She says that staying so busy helps her keep young.

To thank Olive for everything that she does in the community, Asda community elf Angie Young and store manager Michael Turner presented her with a special hamper of Christmas goodies and a bunch of flowers – as well as an Asda Hidden Hero badge.

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Posted by Community Christmas on 09 December 2016
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Extra Special mince pies

Asda Innovation Chef Mark Richmond has come up with a clever way to make sure our mince pies really are filled to the brim.

And it hasn’t gone unnoticed – our Extra Special mince pies have been praised in top Christmas food awards including BBC Good Food, Good Housekeeping and Delicious Magazine.

Mark was inspired by memories of his granny baking mince pies at home. She would always make sure the pies were filled with plenty of mincemeat and the lids of the pies were pressed down to remove any air.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 06 December 2016
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Our Christmas tree crumpets are back and lots of people are sharing the love for them on social media.

Christmas tree crumpets!! ??

A photo posted by Justine Miller (@justine_millerx) on


They’re just £1 for a pack of six and are available in selected stores and online now.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 06 December 2016
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Our Facebook fans have been sharing amazing pics of their loved ones with our festive Christmas gnomes.

Emma's pic

When we posted on Facebook about customer Alfie’s nan Pat, who Alfie says looks like our Mrs Claus gnome, loads of people shared pics they’d taken of our gnomes in store.

The gnomes are available in selected stores now – please call ahead to check availability if you’re planning a special trip.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 02 December 2016
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Little Matilda loves hippos – so her mum Michelle got in touch with us to say how excited she was to see our new Holly the Hippo Christmas chocolate.

Matilda and her Holly the Hippo chocolate

We posted about our new range of Christmas character chocolates on Facebook – and Michelle commented to say that three-year-old Matilda would definitely be wanting her own Holly Hippo as she’s mad about them. So we sent Matilda a gift card so she could pick one up at her local Parkgate Shirley store.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 02 December 2016