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Happy 86th birthday to our fabulous colleague Ron Withers who colleagues at our Gosport store say is “everyone’s favourite Asda grandad”.

Ron with colleagues

Ron, who was a member of the Royal Corps of Signals and chauffeured royalty before joining Asda as a porter 15 years ago, says he has no plans to retire and is happy helping customers much younger than him with their weekly shop.

To celebrate his big day colleagues, including Ron’s daughters Lynn Reynolds and Julie Barber who both work at the store, made him a cake and gathered to wish him many happy returns.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 April 2017
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Our Antrim store is the first supermarket in Northern Ireland to trial a ‘friendly hour’ to enhance the shopping experience for those affected by autism.

Colleagues with members of the group

The trial included dimming the store’s lights, silencing the tannoy, switching off Asda FM and turning off hand driers in the toilets to create a calm and quiet atmosphere.

Caroline Hesketh, chair of Autism NI Antrim Community Support Group, co-ordinated the visit and some members of the group attended with their children.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 April 2017
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Hunting for treats left by the Easter Bunny, decorating and rolling hard-boiled eggs, getting together for a special meal … what are the big family Easter traditions where you live?

Win £50 in our Easter traditions competition

We’re asking our Facebook fans to tell us about their families’ Easter traditions for the chance to win £50 to spend at Asda. Leave a comment or photo on our Facebook post and fill in your details in the form below.

To get started, we asked some of our colleagues around the UK to tell us about their own favourite Easter activities:

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Posted in News & Blogs on 09 April 2017
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We love it when customers get in touch to tell us about the little things our colleagues do that make a big difference – like Asda Wheatley customer Roxanne Davis who contacted us on Twitter to tell us how wonderful our colleague Janet was when her six-year-old son Rylee got very upset in the store.

Roxanne, Rylee and Janet

Janet, a former nurse, managed to calm Rylee – who is autistic – by talking gently to him, helping him play with one of his toy cars and giving him a reassuring hug.

Roxanne told us: “People like Janet who take the time to understand what’s happening and find a way of dealing with it are fantastic.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 07 April 2017
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Little Lola Herridge loves our giant gnomes – so when we heard that one of her favourite gnomes had broken we arranged for her to come into our Eastleigh store to pick up some new ones.

Lola and her favourite gnomes

Lola, who’s four, has a rare genetic condition that means she’s been in and out of hospital for most of her life. Her mum Laura Anderson says: “Part of her condition is that she thinks objects which look like people, like mannequins and gnomes, actually are people.”

Laura got in touch with us on Facebook to say how much Lola loves the gnomes – so we arranged for Abbie Bowers, Customer Trading Manager at Asda Eastleigh, to give Lola the boy, girl and grandma gnomes from our new range – and doesn’t she look happy about it!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 31 March 2017