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Petrol Prices

We’re cutting fuel prices by another 1p per litre – bringing the price of unleaded petrol below £1.20 for the first time in four years.

From tomorrow (Friday November 7th) drivers filling up at any of our 240 forecourts will pay no more than 119.7p per litre for unleaded and 123.7p per litre for diesel.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 06 November 2014
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This Christmas we’re working with Save The Children to ‘make the world better with a sweater’ and help disadvantaged children living in the UK.

Save the Children

We’re hoping to raise lots for the charity this Christmas – and by picking up one of our fantastically festive jumpers you could help give children living in poverty in the UK the chance to fulfil their potential.

There are loads of fab designs available in store and online for the whole family. Prices start from just £6 – with a donation from each sale going straight to Save the Children. Plus, we’ll be adding even more to the range throughout November and December so be sure to keep an eye out!

It’s part of our campaign to spread a little warmth this Christmas where we’ll be hosting loads of fun activities in store to raise funds for charity – including bucket collections for Save the Children on Friday 5th December. You can also join us in store on Friday 12th December to help us celebrate Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day!

Don’t forget to pick up your very own Christmas jumper in store or online at George.com.

Posted in News & Blogs on 05 November 2014
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You may have seen reports on Facebook recently of an attempted abduction at Asda Motherwell. Police have fully investigated the claims and would like to reassure Asda customers that the rumours are not true and no such incident took place. This is what Lanarkshire Police posted on their Facebook page:

The original message said: “Two Asian men tried to kidnap my wee grandson in Motherwell Asda today. His mother had him in the buggy, and when she turned to get something from the shelve one man grabbed the buggy and the other tried to block his mother from getting to him to allow the other to run off with him.
Thankfully she started screaming and the security came, when the two men run off one of them was caught and the other jumped into a white van.
Please please share this to raise awareness before some kid gets taken. Thanks !”

A spokesman from Police Scotland said: “Reports of a boy being abducted at Asda Motherwell yesterday have no foundation. Officers have investigated and the incident did not happen.”

Posted in News & Blogs on 04 November 2014
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If you’re planning a trip to Asda this week remember to pick up a poppy for Remembrance day!

Our chief exec Andy Clarke and the Royal British Legion launch this year's poppy appeal at Asda

Our stores are once again supporting the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by welcoming volunteers from the charity into store to collect from customers and colleagues. Pictured above are Asda chief exec, Andy Clarke, and members of the Royal British Legion at the launch of this year’s Poppy appeal in store.

Last year our customers and colleagues raised an incredible £2.3 million for the charity and, as this is the centenary year of World War 1, we are hoping to raise even more!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 03 November 2014
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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.

Asda collect the award

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.

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