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Our fab giant Christmas gnomes are in stores now – and they’ve already been getting lots of love on social media.

Christmas gnomes

Steff on Instagram said: “I need these!” and Gemoliva on Instagram said: “My life is now complete”.

The gnomes are available in selected stores – please call ahead to check availability if you’re planning a special trip.

Santa Claus Gnome and Mrs Claus Gnome are £30 each – or you could go for Light up Santa Gnome for £38. His “Merry Christmas” lights are activated by a switch on his back and you can choose from three options – a four-hour timer, an eight-hour timer or constant.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 21 November 2016

Happy 92nd birthday to Kath Proud – one of our regular customers at our Benton store in Newcastle. Kath came along to the store for a special afternoon tea party for over 75s who live on their own.

Kath and Mel

The store’s Community Champion Mel, pictured above with Kath, teamed up with Asda Gosforth colleague Michelle and the charity Contact the Elderly to organise the party.

The charity arranges monthly tea parties for elderly people who live alone, and this month the group celebrated two special occasions with cake – Kath’s 92nd birthday and Norma Miller’s 90th.

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Posted in Community on 19 November 2016
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Thanks to all of our Facebook fans who suggested names for our new festive chocolate hippo … the overwhelming favourite was Holly!

Festive chocolate characters

Holly Hippo is now available online and in selected stores along with Mr Cool the Polar Bear, Christmas Cheeky Monkey and Chocolate Santa – they’re all £3.50. They’re available in selected stores too, please call ahead to check availability if you’re planning a special trip.

Our team created the chocolate hippo specially for Christmas, and loads of fantastic suggestions were put forward – including Harry, Hetty and Happy Potamus. But Holly proved to be the most popular choice by some distance with over 500 fans suggesting it.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 18 November 2016
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We’re seeing great photos on social media of Asda customers wearing our fun Christmas hats – like this picture of Noah trying on his dad Brad’s bearded Santa hat!


His mum Victoria posted on Instagram to say he was “ho ho hoing round Asda – he loves Christmas just like the rest of us”.

It’s part of our novelty Christmas hat range and is available in store and online for £6 – one size only. There’s also a bearded elf hat, a turkey hat and a Christmas pudding bobble hat.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 November 2016
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We’re cutting the price of unleaded petrol by up to 3p per litre – from tomorrow morning (Tuesday 15th November 2016) you’ll pay no more than 110.7p per litre at any of our petrol filling stations nationwide.

We’re also cutting the price of diesel by up to 2p per litre to a maximum of 112.7p per litre.

We've cut the price of fuel

The fuel cut will be welcomed by the millions of drivers who have seen fuel prices rise due to the fall in the pound.

We’re the only retailer that has a national price cap on fuel at all our filling stations, ensuring every single one of our customers knows the maximum price they will pay at the pump regardless of where they live.

Our Senior Director for Petrol Andy Peake said: “Today’s latest move shows that Asda is once again leading the way in reducing the price at the pumps to help the millions of motorists across the UK.”

Posted in News & Blogs on 14 November 2016