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Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge starts on Tuesday 1st October, and Asda pharmacies’ free Stop Smoking Service is here to help those taking the difficult challenge.

Lee Nelson

We’re offering free one-to-one help and support from our pharmacists during October. We’ll also be giving out free Stoptober quit packs, which include useful facts, tips and tools to help you stub out the cigarettes for good. Find your nearest Asda Pharmacy here and join the 28-day Stoptober challenge here.

To celebrate the end of this year’s Stoptober campaign, we’ve got two tickets to give away to an exclusive comedy gig at a central London location on 28th October starring comedian Lee Nelson, amongst many more.

For a chance to win simply ‘like’ our Stoptober Facebook post before the closing date of 13th October. See full terms and conditions.

Please note: You must be over 18 and able to travel to London on Tuesday 28th October.

Posted in News & Blogs on 17 September 2014
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You might be surprised to learn that our Chosen by you garden peas are cooked and canned within three hours of harvesting and are 100% British … and now they’ve been given the Red Tractor seal of approval.

Red Tractor logo on tinned veg

We’re strong supporters of the Red Tractor scheme which reassures shoppers that the food they’re buying is 100% British and fully traceable back to Red Tractor-assured farms.

From next month we’ll be adding the Red Tractor logo to some of our Chosen by you canned vegetables including sliced carrots, new potatoes, garden peas and broad beans. All the vegetables have been grown on British farms and meet Red Tractor’s responsible production standards.

We’re the first UK retailer to do so and hope others will follow our lead because we know how important it is for customers to know exactly where their food is coming from.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 17 September 2014
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Look out for many of your favourite household products turning pink over the next few weeks in support of this year’s Tickled Pink campaign.

Tickled Pink baking accessories

From baking products to pink brollies and tasty treats there are lots of Tickled Pink products to choose from – with proceeds from the sale of each going to Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign.

The limited edition products are in store and online at asda.com now with more products launching over the next few weeks – including pink wine glasses, flower bouquets, crockery, N-Spa Fruit Extracts Fresh Sweet Raspberry products and even Mr Kipling Tickled Pink Fancies!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 17 September 2014
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The kittens

These four little kittens, born under a storage container in the car park of Asda Living Lincoln, “would not have survived” without the help of colleagues at the store. Happily all the kittens have new homes to go to after being rescued by colleagues at the Tritton Road store – including George, the only boy cat, who was named after our clothing range!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 September 2014
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Great news if you eat gluten-free – we’re the first supermarket to sign up to Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Guarantee in all Asda stores in their aim to improve availability of gluten-free food in UK supermarkets.

Chosen by you Free From

One in 100 people in the UK has coeliac disease, which is caused by intolerance to gluten, the symptoms range from mild to severe and can include bloating, nausea, constipation, tiredness, weight loss, skin problems and depression.

Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, have asked supermarkets to stock eight core items of gluten-free food across all their stores – making it easier for people with coeliac disease to manage their diet without having to shop around. Every single Asda – including our smaller stores – will be stocking these eight items including white bread, pasta, cereal, flour and cereal bars.

We’ve expanded our Chosen by you Free From range of gluten, wheat and dairy free options. This year we welcomed some delicious new additions to the range – including Shortbread, Belgian Chocolate Rocky Road, Chocolate Muffins, Cheese Crackers, Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread and an amazing range of cooking sauces!

Posted in News & Blogs on 16 September 2014