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DJ Martin Lowes spent a week “living in a box” at Asda Tunstall and raised more than £11,000 for charity thanks to the generosity of Asda customers and colleagues and Signal 1 FM listeners.

Jayne Adams

The challenge was to live, work, eat and sleep in the glass box with only a 15 minute break every four hours. Martin broadcast his show live from the store every day between 2pm and 7pm on Monday 6th October to Friday 10th October.

Asda Tunstall’s People Services Manager, Jayne Adams, also took part in the challenge, joining Martin in the box for 24 hours. The challenge was all in aid of Douglas Macmillan Hospice and helped the overall “Bring a pound” campaign to top £100,000.

Community Life Champion Bev Capon said: “We have had a full-on week and the event went so well. I am proud of all we achieved.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 13 October 2014
News & Blogs

Petrol prices

Great news – we’re the cost of fuel to some of lowest prices since December 2010.

From tomorrow (Tuesday 14th October), Diesel will fall by up to 2ppl to no more than 126.7pp and unleaded will fall up to 1ppl with a national price cap of 123.7ppl.

Drivers filling up at any of our 232 forecourts nationwide will benefit from the new national price cap – meaning you’ll pay no more than 126.7ppl for diesel and 123.7ppl for unleaded wherever you live.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 13 October 2014
News & Blogs

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, the man who created The Black Farmer range of tasty gluten-free sausages – available in more than 100 Asda stores – has picked up one of the first ever Black British Business Awards.

Asda’s Chief Marketing Officer Steve Smith was one of the judges for the awards, which aim to celebrate the contribution made to the British economy by black business people and promote inspirational role models.

Steve, who described Wilfred’s story as “incredible”, said: “What I love is the simplicity and bravery of his brand. The brand is him; and the brand name directly challenges stereotypes and forces one to think, reflect and hopefully prompts productive and enlightening discussion.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 October 2014
Halloween

Spooky white dress

We asked Tom Atkinson from halloweenerrific.co.uk to pick his favourite Halloween costumes for children from the Asda Halloween 2014 product range – here’s what he chose:

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Posted by Halloween on 09 October 2014
Halloween

Halloween family costumes

We asked Tom Atkinson from halloweenerrific.co.uk to pick his favourite Halloween costumes for adults from the Asda Halloween 2014 product range – find out what he had to say…

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Posted by Halloween on 09 October 2014