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Thank you to the thousands of Asda Facebook fans who shared our colleague Stacie’s appeal to find the owners of a cherished wartime love letter she found in the lost property at our Leigh store in Greater Manchester.

Vivien, Barbara, Stacie and Gillian

The great news is that the daughters of Harry and Dorothy Hughes spotted the appeal and travelled to the store to thank Stacie for working so hard to reunite them with the lost letter – as well as discovering an amazing wartime video of their dad that they’d never seen.

Stacie Andrews, a checkout colleague at the store, was going through the last property when she spotted a crumpled envelope containing a letter from Dorothy to her sweetheart Harry Hughes, who was serving with the RAF in Ceylon in 1945.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 11 November 2016
News & Blogs

We’re absolutely thrilled to have taken the top spot as Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Q Awards, which recognise the highest quality products in the UK grocery market.

The judges at the 2016 Quality Food Awards last night said they were “hugely impressed” by the creativity, innovation and high quality of Asda’s products across all of the award categories.

Retailer of the Year 2016

They also voted Asda top in 12 categories including awards for two of our new fresh meat products – "Extra Special Lamb Guard of Honour with Redcurrant and Mint(Lamb Guard of Honour)":https://groceries.asda.com/product/lamb-joints/asda-extra-special-welsh-rack-of-lamb-with-a-mint-redcurrant-butter-typically-460g/910002671553 and Extra Special Golden Apron Outdoor Bred Pork Loin Joint with Yorkshire Black Pudding, Caramelised Bramley Apple and Lovage Stuffing won in the lamb and pork categories. Both products were developed with the acclaimed chef James Mackenzie, who runs the Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass Inn in East Yorkshire.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 11 November 2016
Community

Our Bolton store’s Community Champion Christine Baldwin worked with a local housing group to create this epic display from recycled bottles for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Poppy display

Hundreds of poppies made from the bottles have been displayed on a tree at the store, and the group made an even bigger display which they placed on the steps of Bolton town hall on Remembrance Sunday.

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Posted in Community on 11 November 2016
Tickled Pink

A big thank you to all our fantastic customers and colleagues who’ve helped make this year’s Tickled Pink such a big success.

Tickled Pink montage

Everyone’s phenomenal effort means we’ve now raised a total of £51.5 million over the last 20 years to support the work of Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now.

This year’s charity campaign was bigger and better than ever – and we’ve loved seeing the fun and inventive fundraising activities that took place in our stores and local communities across the country.

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Posted in Tickled Pink on 08 November 2016
News & Blogs

Well done to our amazing 98-year-old customer Beatrice who’s been raising money for the Royal British Legion at our Worcester store today by selling hundreds of woollen poppies she’s knitted over the past year.

Beatrice with customer Margaret Farrow

Beatrice Furlong (pictured above left with customer Margaret Farrow) and her daughter Mal, 69, drew quite a crowd as customers chatted to them in the store’s foyer and bought the handmade poppies for £2 each.

Beatrice’s late husband Vincent fought in the Second World War, and her grandson Nicholas also served in the Armed Forces and was involved in the Gulf War.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 04 November 2016