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Super Science Lab

Our school uniform range at George is available now in store and online to help you get the kids ready for going back to school. The whole range has been tried and tested by kids and parents – and we’re so proud of the quality that all school clothing comes with a No Quibble 100 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

In the run up to the school term we’ve got some fun activities in selected stores to make shopping for school uniform easier. Look out for our Back to School Super Science Lab in our Scotland stores on 24th and 31st July and stores in England and Wales on 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd August.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 17 July 2014
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If you’re looking for something different for your Sunday roast why not try venison? It’s a great alternative to beef and is becoming increasingly popular.

ES Venison Wellington

And our new Extra Special Venison Wellington was a big talking point at our Christmas Press Event recently. The Wellington, which will be on sale at Asda nearer Christmas, is made with British venison and tangy cherry stuffing, encased in all-butter puff pastry.

All our venison is 100% British, Red Tractor approved and is sourced from our supplier in Northern Ireland, Finnebrogue, who also make all our Extra Special sausages.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 July 2014
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We were delighted to be “Highly Commended” at the National Business in the Community Awards (BITC) in London last night for the work we’re doing to help tackle youth unemployment in the UK.

We were competing in the Inspiring Young Talent Award category after winning a “Big Tick” award from the BITC in June at the Responsible Business Awards. This regional award celebrated companies in Yorkshire and Humber who make a real difference to their communities.

We were highly commended for our “Opportunities for all Communities” programme which was described as “innovative and scaleable”. Here’s why:

  • Over the past five years we’ve provided more than 2,000 young people with vocational qualifications they may not otherwise have had access to.
  • In 2013 we employed more than 37,000 people aged 16-24 – up by 14% from 2011.
  • By working in partnership with other organisations such as Jobcentre Plus, Remploy and the Princes Trust we’ve increased the positive impact we’ve had on young people.
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Posted in News & Blogs on 09 July 2014
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Our Home shopping colleagues often deliver to holiday destinations – but turning up to a scout camp in the middle of a field was a first for driver Tony Seager!

Scout camp delivery

The 10th Frome Scout group lived up to the Scout motto “Be prepared” when they placed their online order in advance of their camp last weekend. They ordered BBQ meat, rolls and other camp essentials for 86 to be delivered on Friday to their mess tent door! They were taking part in a District camp with 400 beavers, cubs and scouts at West Woodlands show field just outside Frome.

Scout leader Clare Ibbitson shared the photo of the delivery on Twitter and said they were delighted with the service they received.

“The driver was exceptionally polite and interacted with the Holstein who were helping unload the shopping!” said Clare.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 09 July 2014
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Thank you to each and every customer, colleague and supplier who has helped us raise an amazing £40 million to help beat breast cancer – and we won’t stop there!

Tickled Pink gingerbread lady named Hope by Asda Facebook fans

Our Tickled Pink campaign is now in its 18th year. Every October we hold fundraising events in all our stores with colleagues organising everything from tombolas to sponsored events. We also sell limited edition Tickled Pink products – like these Tickled Pink gingerbread ladies nicknamed “Hope” by our Facebook fans.

Every penny we raise through Tickled Pink goes to support the valuable work of two breast cancer charities: Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign. Through our partnership we’ve enabled the two charities to help people diagnosed with breast cancer receive vital support, while also funding world-class research to help improve diagnosis, treatment and hopefully one day, a cure.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 07 July 2014