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From Monday (5th October) we’re required by law to introduce a 5p charge for our plastic carrier bags that were previously free of charge.

Carrier bag charges

These charges apply to all major retailers – not just Asda – and are already in force in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

Here’s some more information about how the charges will work:

Do the new carrier bag charges apply to Home Shopping deliveries

You can avoid the carrier bag charges by checking the “no bags” option when you order. If you wish to have your shopping delivered in bags we will charge a flat fee of 40p.

Read more here
Posted in Green Room News on 02 October 2015
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We would like to say a massive thank you to all of our colleagues for helping us and P&G reach our 2015 target of 100 million days of clean drinking water – and three months earlier than we thought we would do it.

Clean drinking water

This was an ambitious goal which could not have been achieved without our colleagues’ and customers’ continued support. This is such a great achievement and helps us to get one step closer to saving one life every hour by 2020.

Thanks to your support we have made a huge impact on the lives of families across the world, from remote communities in Africa to earthquake disaster relief support in Nepal.

Read more and watch the video.
Posted in Green Room News on 30 September 2015
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Seven young people are starting an exciting new chapter in their lives after being offered permanent roles at our new Altrincham store.

Students on the youth training programme

They all successfully completing the eight-week Asda Youth Training Programme, a course aimed at long-term unemployed people aged between 16 and 24.

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Posted in Green Room News on 30 September 2015
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Lotto is changing to make more millionaires than ever before!

To celebrate the launch of the new-look Lotto on Thursday 8th October, Lotto will be making 25 guaranteed millionaires in one night on Saturday 10th October.

New Lotto

Tickets for the new Lotto will go on sale in stores on Thursday 8th October remaining at £2 each, and will offer players more ways to win more money. The changes to Lotto include:

  • Guaranteed £1m prize in the new millionaire raffle
  • Bigger jackpots from more rollovers
  • A free lucky dip for matching two numbers

Get your team involved in the ‘Win Big together’ competition to experience a virtual version of the new Lotto game and for a chance to raise money for Tickled Pink.

Find out more.
Posted in Green Room News on 30 September 2015
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Jo with baby Ben
Community Life Champion Jo Scott describes what happened when her colleague Sera Jones went into labour at the end of a shift at our Pwllheli store.

Jo ended up being Sera’s birth partner and cutting the umbilical cord when Sera’s son Ben was born.

Well, I wasn’t expecting that! Going to work, taking my colleague to hospital, ending up being her birthing partner and then cutting the baby’s cord!

Sera, Jo and baby Ben

It really was a magical day, definitely an unexpected day at Asda Pwllheli!

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Posted in Green Room News on 29 September 2015