Julian

Last blog I promised you the highlights video from this Summit. Fresh from the editing suite its now here to view.

If you’re attending the Asda IGD Annual Trade Briefing in Harrogate this week then please drop by and say ‘hello’ as myself and all the Sustain & Save Exchange team will be there.

Posted by Julian on 26 February 2013
Ben

We have rolled back a number of the latest games and all of them are available at asda.com or in our stores.

Here are just a few:

COD BO2: £33.00
Far Cry £27.99
FIFA: £29.97
Halo: £27.99

If you missed out last year is an opportunity to get hold of these great games.

My personal favourite is Far Cry – you are essentially stranded on a island and have to evade locals who can hold you for ransom, yet still survive based on what nature can offer you! Watch out for roaming tigers…

Posted by Ben on 26 February 2013
Ben

Video games buyer Ben Encell takes a look at the brand new game in the Crysis franchise. Find out what he and the team make of it.

Imagine a world where New York City is an urban jungle – quite literally. Run down and unloved, a jungle has appeared over years of destruction and decay… Imagine the said city was run by a private military and they have erected a dome over the city, creating a huge greenhouse where trees grow from buildings.

Posted by Ben on 26 February 2013
Georgina

Winemaker:Giorgio Flessati

March’s edition of Decanter magazine has a great review of one of our favourite Chilean wines from the sun-filled Elqui Valley in Northern Chile.

Crafted by winemaker Giorgio Flessati, Mayu Sangiovese has been described as having “dried cherry and roasted herb flavours that come together in a succulent, elegantly textured flavour profile”.

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Posted by Georgina on 25 February 2013
Julian

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.

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Posted by Julian on 04 February 2013