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Meet our popular colleague Colin Leigh who’s still delighting customers on the checkouts at our Cardiff Coryton store at 83.

Colin

Great-grandad Colin is a firm favourite with customers and colleagues at the store and is well known for handing out sweets to customers at his till.

Colin used to work as an engineer before joining the store 11 years ago.

He said: “Asda are a brilliant firm to work for – they’ve bent over backwards for me. I love coming to work and the best thing about it is meeting people.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 20 June 2017
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Congratulations to our fantastic Washington colleague Maureen Wallwork who’s been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours list for all the work she does in the local community.

Maureen, right, with Gateshead Community Champion Lynn Ivison and a customer

Maureen, who’s pictured on the right above helping out at an assisted shop for elderly customers earlier this year at our Gateshead store, is Asda Washington’s community champion. She’s spent the last 10 years making a huge difference to the local community both in her Asda role and in her spare time.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 17 June 2017
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Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere – including our 85-year-old colleague Jack Plummer who works at our Sheffield store with his daughter Maria Northcliffe and granddaughter Alicia Northcliffe.

Alicia, Jack and Maria

Produce colleague Jack, who’s been widowed twice, worked as a plasterer and taxi driver before he joined Asda in December 2002. He’s got no plans to retire.

Jack said: “I like to keep busy – I’ve never stopped working and have got no plans to retire. I want to get to 100!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 June 2017
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Wow your guests this summer with Britain’s “Best BBQ Show-Off Product” – our Oak-Smoked Beef Rib, which won the accolade in the Olive Supermarket Awards 2017.

Oak-Smoked Beef Rib with BBQ Sauce

The judges said: “A clear winner for its impressive show-off factor, it really delivers on flavour with a well-balanced smoke and a sharp, not-too-sweet BBQ sauce. The meat is tender and falls off the bone.”

Posted in News & Blogs on 16 June 2017
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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads at our stores across the country – especially those who work with members of their family.

Here are just some of the Asda dads celebrating Father’s Day this weekend:

Dominic and Mollie

Dominic McCoy (pictured above) works nights alongside his daughter Mollie at our Antrim store.

Mollie said: “My dad is a real inspiration to me, and I joined the Asda team about six months ago to follow in his footsteps. As we are both work the night shift, we are used to staying up and working into the wee hours in store together. Father’s Day is a really special occasion for us.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 June 2017