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Colleagues in Asda stores across the UK are busy fundraising for Tickled Pink.

Tickled Pink fundraisers

They’ve been holding a range of fundraising activities and sponsored events in store to raise money for the two breast cancer charities we support, as well as inspiring customers to get involved.

All the money raised is split equally between Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now. With your help we’ve raised more than £44 million so far since the Tickled Pink campaign started 19 years ago.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 29 September 2015
Asda Awards

Community Retailer of the YearWe’re delighted to announce that we’ve been named as Community Retailer of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards for the third successive year.

The panel of judges were impressed by the impact our community-focused initiatives continue to have had on the local areas around our stores.

We were praised by the judges for an “exceptionally good” award submission that highlighted just how much work Asda undertake in the community.

“It blows away the myth that independents do community work better than multiples,” said one judge. Another member of the panel said its community work was in line with what Asda’s parent company, Wal-Mart, is doing in America “to get communities to embrace the company rather than pushing it away”.

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Posted in Asda Awards on 29 September 2015
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We’ve just launched a great new range of celebration cakes – featuring something for every special occasion!

Our new cake range

If you’re a fan of our Pablo the Pug cake you’re sure to love his wife Paloma! And we’ve added some other cute animal characters to the range, including Nigel the Night Owl, Claudia the Cat and Pete the Panda.

Or for something a little different there’s our new Checkerboard cake, multi-colour layered Rainbow Jazzie cake and our seriously yummy Chocoholic Piñata Surprise cake.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 02 October 2015

An £8,000 Asda Foundation grant is helping to make sailing more accessible to disabled people.

CLC Michelle Frost helps open the new jetty

The grant has been used to build a new jetty, making it much easier to access boats at the St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association (SESCA) near Bury St Edmunds.

The sailing club applied for a grant after seeing a tweet from Michelle Frost, the community life champion at our Bury St Edmunds store, advising local charities and good causes that grants were available as part of Asda’s 50th birthday celebrations.

Posted in Community on 01 October 2015
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From Monday (5th October) we’re required by law to introduce a 5p charge for our plastic carrier bags that were previously free of charge.

Carrier bag charges

These charges apply to all major retailers – not just Asda – and are already in force in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

Some customers have asked for more information about how the charges will work – here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

Do the new carrier bag charges apply to Home Shopping deliveries

You can avoid the carrier bag charges by checking the “no bags” option when you order. If you wish to have your shopping delivered in bags we will charge a flat fee of 40p.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 01 October 2015