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Asda has today (11 July) issued its official guidelines to help customers and colleagues enjoy Pokemon Go, while keeping safe in stores. The new app, which isn’t even officially launched in the UK yet, is a global phenomenon and Asda has seen a surge in customers asking customer service colleagues for assistance in finding Pokemon.

An Asda spokesperson, said: “We all want our customers to enjoy finding a Pikachu at the pizza counter, or a Jigglypuff at George, but we acknowledge that there have been some concerns about the distractions caused by the game. So today’s guidelines will help everyone catch those highly sought after items safely – not to mention Pokemon too.”

Asda’s official Pokemon Go in-store guidelines

1) There is enough Pokemon for everyone – no running in stores to be the first to catch one
2) Celebrate respectfully – shouting ‘YESSS’ at the fish counter may unnerve people
3) Help is on hand – customer service colleagues will be on hand to offer safe directions around stores if you need assistance in safely locating a Pokemon
4) Eyes up – please be mindful of fellow shoppers and be aware of your surroundings
5) All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and should not engage strangers (that’s a very serious one please, folks)
6) Everyone is welcome to use the in-store Wi-Fi – please don’t run up huge bills on our account
7) Please refrain from abandoning trolleys while catching Pokemon
8) If any Pikachu are found in our stores then please let customer services know and we’ll congratulate you over the tannoy
9) Gym etiquette – when training in our stores which are Pokegyms, feel free to use our store cafes to train in comfort
10) Please keep your Pikachu on a lead at all times

Posted in Press Centre on 11 July 2016
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  • The average UK household had a weekly disposable income of £201 a week last month, an average of £12 more than in June 2015
  • Annual growth in spending power has remained above £10 a week for 20 consecutive months
  • Wage growth across the UK remained relatively flat (2.2%) but stayed well above the level of essential item inflation (-0.1%)
  • The rate of unemployment across the UK fell to its lowest level (4.9%) in 11 years
  • Across the nation, families in the North East and Wales saw the largest rise in discretionary income over the last quarter, while the West Midlands saw a fall in the rate of spending power growth

Families across the UK welcomed another rise in spending power in June, with average discretionary income once again reaching £201 a week, according to Asda’s monthly Income Tracker.

The latest figures revealed that families enjoyed an extra £12 a week (6.2%) on average in June, compared to the same period last year. The increase marks the 20th consecutive month of double-digit growth in spending power, with total average discretionary income remaining at a record level since the Income Tracker began in 2008.

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Posted in Press Centre on 28 July 2016