Julian

500 Up! The third Sustain & Save Exchange Summit

I was just reminiscing with my kids that its already over a month since Christmas. It seems like two months at least but in a good way…

We’ve really hit the ground running in the Sustainability Team. In particular, we just held our third Sustain & Save Exchange Summit with our suppliers. We have a venue in Asda House called the Tomato Room – our biggest on-site venue – and there was literally standing room only even on a day of dodgy snow weather!

This conference was our most successful yet and featured key colleagues including Barry Williams, Paul Kelly, Karl Martin and our lead Buyers – Rick, Jim, Holly, Ros, Phil and Janet. Suppliers support was phenomenal and a particular thanks goes to John at ABP, Robin at Arla, Keston at Barfoots of Botley & Caroline at Watts Farms. We also had a keynote from Alan Hayes at the IGD.

If you can hold your enthusiasm a little while longer there’s a video coming soon on this blog!

I was relaxing last Friday evening when an email came in from Nick Donoghue – the Asda Sustain & Save Exchange’s Community Manger – informing us that we’ve just passed and left behind yet another milestone – we now have over 500 supplier members on the Exchange and its only a year old.

I’m convinced that collaboration is the only way forwards to reduce the environmental impact of ourselves and our supplier partners and also ensure we can keep offering the same great prices in the future by eliminating unnecessary costs and supply chain risks. Truly ‘Save Money. Live Better’.

Posted by Julian on 04 February 2013
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