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Our colleagues across the country – like Gary Anderson from our Chesser store in Edinburgh – are supporting World Cancer Day.

Gary

It’s a cause that’s close to his heart as he lost his mum Linda to cancer a year ago. Linda was the Community Champion at the store and Gary took on her role after she died.

We’re stocking three different pink Unity Bands in all our superstores for a suggested donation of £2 and the money raised will go to our Tickled Pink charities Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now. World Cancer Day is on 4th February.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 03 February 2017
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Student James Corker has been a big fan of Asda lorries since he was a little boy – so he was delighted when our Warrington depot colleagues named one after him.

James, left, with driver Derek Hayes

James, 20, has been a regular visitor to the depot for years – and he’s now on a work placement at our Runcorn store as part of a scheme to prepare young people with learning difficulties or disabilities for the world of work.

He’s on the second year of an Entry Level 3 City & Guilds qualification in Catering and Hospitality at Petty Pool College, and during his placement he’s been working in all parts of the store.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 27 January 2017
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Here’s the wonderful 102-year-old Jean McCullagh enjoying her first visit to her local Asda in Larne after our colleague Catherine McCallion got to know her through a charity knitting group they both attend.

Jean and Catherine

Jean told Catherine, who’s the store’s Community Champion, she’d love to come in to shop in the store – so Catherine arranged a VIP visit.

Jean, who has five children and is a great-grandma, still lives independently but her mobility has been restricted after breaking her hip so she uses a wheelchair.

Jean thoroughly enjoyed her shopping trip and said: “It was lovely – I would love to come back again!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 20 January 2017
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Student Lizzie Brown has been inundated with recipe ideas on social media after she accidentally bought one kilo of chillies instead of just one single chilli.


The first year drama student at the University of East Anglia was putting together her Asda online shop and filled in ‘quantity’ for all of her items – apart from chillies.

She meant to buy one green chilli – but instead filled in ‘one’ in the weight category, meaning she ordered one kilogram of thin green chillies costing £4.10.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 20 January 2017
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More of our hugely popular wonky veg boxes are due to arrive in selected stores today.
Wonky veg box

They’ve just been named Product of the Year for Healthy Food – voted for by UK consumers.

We’ve sold 120,000 boxes of the misshapen veg as part of our mission to cut food waste. They contain 5kg of fresh produce – carrots, potatoes, peppers, cucumber, cabbage, leeks, parsnips and onions – and at £3.50 per box they’re 30% cheaper than standard lines. The exact contents will depend on the season.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 20 January 2017