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Our colleagues are getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day – like Wendy Fenwick and her sons Aaron and Ryan who work at our Antrim store.

Wendy Fenwick and her sons Aaron and Ryan

We’re giving our Facebook fans the chance to win a £50 gift card to give their own mum a little treat. To be in with a chance of winning, leave a comment on our Facebook post to tell us why she’s extra special then fill out the form below.

Mum Wendy works in the customer service team at our Antrim store, Aaron works as Home and Leisure Section Leader and Ryan works in the Grocery team. Wendy said: "Even though we don’t work in the same areas of the store, we always share stories about our day.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 19 March 2017
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We love a story with a happy ending. When colleagues at our Govan store found this lost teddy with a distinctive hearing aid we posted an appeal on Facebook to try to track down the owner.

Niko and his teddy

It belongs to four-year-old Niko Kruk – and he was reunited with it when his mum Magda, who’s a fan of Asda on Facebook, spotted the bear in her newsfeed.

The distinctive bear, which has a hearing aid, was lost in the Govan store shortly before Christmas. Colleagues looked after it and posted photos of it on their own social media accounts hoping its owner would come forward. When that didn’t work we put out our own appeal on Facebook, which had a fantastic response and was shared by more than 11,000 people. The post was spotted by Magda – and colleagues were able to reunite Niko with his bear later that day.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 17 March 2017
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Our amazing colleague Amanda Patience combines saving lives in the fire service with working in the grocery department of our Wheatley store.

Amanda at work at Asda and her local fire station

Amanda carries a pager with her at all times, so when Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service need their Wheatley crew to answer an emergency she dashes out of the store to the fire station, which is only one minute’s drive away. She’s been given special allowance by the store management to combine the roles.

Amanda said: “I like working in the community, helping people and making a difference – which is why I trained up to be a member of the fire service.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 March 2017
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Here’s some good news for motorists – we’re cutting the price of unleaded petrol and diesel by up to 2p per litre.

We've cut the price of fuel

From tomorrow, customers at our 301 filling stations across the country will pay no more than 114.7p per litre on unleaded and 116.7p per litre on diesel.

The price drop follows a fall in wholesale fuel prices over the last week. In Asda’s latest Income Tracker Report vehicle fuel, one of the key essential items for consumers, has increased by 16.8% year on year, caused by a combination of currency movement and an increase in worldwide oil prices, along with a rise in inflation. The report shows that petrol prices had the largest impact on the rise of the cost of living for families.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 13 March 2017
Hayley Tatum

Hayley Tatum, Senior Vice President, People at Asda, writes about how we’re investing in our people as part of our mission to be the most trusted retailer.

Last month we hosted our annual Year Beginning Meeting. It was an amazing event, made even more special this year because as well as all our Store Managers, the event was attended by colleagues from our shop floor.

Hayley Tatum

It was the first time we’d hosted store colleagues at our Year Beginning Meeting and it was a really conscious decision to remind everyone attending that when it comes to delivering our mission to be ‘the most trusted retailer’, it’s those colleagues who serve our customers everyday who make the real difference.

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Posted by Hayley Tatum on 13 March 2017