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We’re delighted to have won an award in the ‘Companies with a turnover above £50m’ category at this year’s Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards.

We impressed the judges with our strong performance this year in a number of categories, and our continued commitment to customer service, innovation, employee motivation and risk management.

This was a chance to show that we certainly haven’t forgotten our Yorkshire roots and it was a privilege to be nominated alongside a host of talented businesses from across the region.

Asda collect the award

Well done to all those involved and thank you to the panel for selecting us as this year’s winner – let’s hope for a repeat in 2015!

Posted in News & Blogs on 31 October 2014
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It wouldn’t be Halloween without pumpkins – and we’ve got a bumper crop this year at Asda with large pumpkins just £1.50 in store. Once you’ve got your pumpkin you’ll need a pumpkin carving kit – available in store – and a bit of imagination!

Simon McGinnis with his creations

We asked food artist Simon McGinnis to provide some inspiration. Simon’s a Man Utd fan who’s looking forward to the Manchester Derby this weekend so he carved Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 30 October 2014
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Our Chosen by you Onion ring crisps come “highly” recommended – at a height of 10,800 feet to be precise!

Steve with the onion ring crisps

They were Steve Webster’s snack of choice when he and partner Angie Gardner went hiking on the Matterhorn last month in Switzerland.

The couple from Morecambe sent us this fantastic photo after their long hike, saying “Love your onion rings, see attached photo. Took to base camp at the Matterhorn Switzerland. Delicious at 10800 ft!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 29 October 2014
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Cousins Maggie and Luca with the sausages

If you love toffee apples and sausages you’ll love our new limited edition Extra Special sausage flavour – out in time for Halloween and bonfire night!

Cousins Maggie, 4, and Luca, 5, pictured above at our Downpatrick store in Northern Ireland, were among the first to try them and gave them a big thumbs-up!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 29 October 2014
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Asda leads the way in tackling under-age sales through focused training and by measuring our own performance using independent test purchases.

Each month every one of our stores is visited by an independent test purchaser to ensure they are always asking customers who look under the age of 25 for ID to prove they are over 18 when attempting to purchase age restricted products.

Our Challenge 25 policy is designed to ensure that you are asked for identification if you look under 25 in order that you can prove you are the required legal age to purchase the product.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 28 October 2014