News & Blogs

This was the scene in our Cardiff Coryton store as hundreds of rugby fans gathered to meet Wales stars Sam Warburton and George North ahead of next month’s World Cup.

Fans in our Cardiff Coryton store

Players visited our Swanswea, Cardiff, Cwmbran and Merthyr Tydfil stores to meet fans, sign merchandise and launch the new official isotonic drink of the Welsh Rugby Union, PAS Pro Iso.

Seven-year-old Lochlan Olden was first in line at our Cardiff Coryton store where he met George North and Sam Warburton.

See more pictures
Posted in News & Blogs on 28 August 2015
News & Blogs

To celebrate National Burger Day we’ve teamed up with a leading chef and flavour researcher to find out what makes the perfectly balanced burger.

The perfectly balanced burger

Charles Michel, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and is Chef-in-Residence and researcher on flavour perception at Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory, says the perfect burger should be 7cm tall and feature nine layers.

Magic ingredients include soy sauce, Serrano ham, camembert and Chipotle sauce, while ketchup should be spread right to the edge of the bun, not dolloped in the middle.

Read more and see what makes the perfect burger
Posted in News & Blogs on 26 August 2015
News & Blogs

How’s this for a dream job? Our Chief Ice Cream Tester Louise Bamber tastes every new ice cream flavour before it goes on sale and travels the world looking for new and inspiring trends!

Louise at work

Louise and her team came up with the idea for teaming much-loved biscuits with ice cream for a tasty summer snack. Our Bourbon Biscuit and Custard Cream ice creams have been flying off the shelves this summer – and it sounds like there may be more to come.

Louise said: “Not only do they bring back fond memories but they also differ from the standard choc ice or cone. We’re already being asked to develop new biscuit-themed flavours!”

Read more
Posted in News & Blogs on 25 August 2015
News & Blogs

How cute does 16-month-old Isabella look with her new monkey backpack from Asda!

Isabella and her new backpack

Mum Gina shared these fab pics on Instagram and said Isabella chose the backpack all by herself – and even made monkey sounds while she walked around our Swindon store hugging it!

Isabella has made sure to pack it with all the essentials she needs according to Gina: “There’s as many dolls and cars as she can fit in there, and then the front pocket is exclusively for snacks!”

Read more
Posted in News & Blogs on 03 September 2015
News & Blogs

The seventh instalment in the Star Wars series is coming to cinemas this December – and we’ll be stocking a great range of new Star Wars toys from this week!

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, features some familiar faces from the original movies, including Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, as well as a range of new characters.

We’ll reveal details of the new range tomorrow, but if you can’t wait until the morning, 50 of our biggest stores will be among the first in the UK to sell the new range at one minute past midnight tonight.

See which stores will be selling the range tonight
Posted in News & Blogs on 03 September 2015