News & Blogs

Our new spicy corn bread has arrived in stores – and it’s all thanks to Asda colleague Nikki Bratt baking a batch at a barbecue!

Nikki

Nikki, who works as a Trading Assistant in the Bakery department, is a keen baker and has been making cakes and savoury bakes for as long as she can remember.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 29 April 2015
News & Blogs

We’ve discovered from our Facebook posts that some Asda customers have unique taste buds – and we love hearing about your quirky food combinations.

We posted a few different unusual food combinations on Facebook and asked our fans if they fancied giving any of them a go – or if they could top them with something even more unusual.

Quirky food combos

Our fans rose to the challenge, sharing food pairings ranging from chips dipped in milkshake to ice cream butties and Brussels sprouts on toast.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 29 April 2015
Asda Mumdex

John Pienaar with Mumdex bloggers Laura and Paula

This week two of our Mumdex bloggers were invited onto Pienaar’s Politics, the BBC Radio 5 Live politics show.

Laura and Paula discussed the Election campaign with Esther McVey (Conservative Minister for Employment, Consumer Affairs and Equalities), Jo Swinson (Lib Dem Minister for Employment), Emma Reynolds (Labour Shadow Housing Minister) and Shona Robison (SNP Health Minister).

The panel discussed various issues including the need to support mums who want to go back to work, what parties could do to get more women to vote and women in parliament.

You can listen to a podcast of the show here.

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Posted in Asda Mumdex on 28 April 2015
News & Blogs

Colleagues at our Grangemouth store have raised more than £600 for one of their youngest customers – three-year-old Robbie Aitken.

Robbie and fundraising activities in store

Robbie is autistic and his family are hoping to raise £10,000 to get him the intensive one-to-one therapy he needs. This will give him 15 hours’ therapy a week which his mum, Paula, says will make a huge difference and could give him the chance to go to a mainstream school.

“Until he was about 18 months old Robbie was developing quite normally,” says Paula. “He started saying single words, he was pointing and clapping and he knew his shapes. But after 18 months he slowly regressed.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 27 April 2015
News & Blogs

We’ve been selling our premium quality Wagyu beef in Asda stores since 2011 and we’re pleased to announce that we’re adding our brand new pre-packed Wagyu beef to ten stores this April.

Wagyu steak

The Japanese delicacy is highly sought after for its unique marbling, intense flavour and silky buttery taste but it can be very expensive. However, we’ve offered Asda customers Wagyu beef at everyday low prices for the past four years.

Our Wagyu beef is actually a cross between Wagyu and Holstein cattle. We import Wagyu bull semen from Japan and use it to impregnate Holstein dairy cattle to produce a highly marbled and tender meat.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 27 April 2015