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Asda pays £26.9 million to shop floor and depot colleagues

  • £26.9 million bonus pot for Asda store and depot colleagues
  • Tenth consecutive year of bonus payouts to store colleagues
  • Over 20,000 colleagues exceeded 100 per cent of target
  • Top performing stores were Greenhithe (England), Stenhousemuir (Scotland), Llangefni (Wales) and Bangor (Northern Ireland)

Colleagues at Asda stores and depots up and down the UK will share an annual bonus pay out this week as the UK based supermarket celebrates a successful year.

As Asda’s US parent Walmart prepares to announce its full year results later today, Asda has confirmed a bonus pot of £26.9 million for colleagues working in its stores and depots.

Colleagues with over six months service at Asda will receive their annual bonus this Friday. The payout will see full time colleagues working at one of Asda’s 386 stores and 19 distribution depots receiving a bonus of up to £350.

Over 20,000 colleagues in stores and depots that have exceeded their annual target will receive a bonus of up to a £437 – or ‘superbonus’. The Greenhithe store in Kent was the best performing store in England, whilst Stenhousemuir came top in Scotland. The Bangor store achieved the highest performance in Northern Ireland along with Llangefni in Wales.

The bonus recognises the efforts of colleagues across the country over the last 12 months, including ‘Go Getters for Forgetters’ who clocked up 22 million steps fetching items for shoppers during the festive period.

Andy Clarke, CEO and President of Asda comments; “There is no doubt in my mind that the colleagues working in our stores and depots are the heroes of our business. They have worked incredibly hard this year to deliver the best for our customers – taking everything from the difficult economic climate to the great British weather in their stride. I take my hat off to them.”

“Our bonus payout is directly linked to our stores’ performance, so to be able to offer a bonus to our colleagues during challenging times, is testament to the fact that we are giving consumers what they want – quality, value and service every day.”

Posted in Press Centre on 22 February 2011