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If you’ve been watching Britain’s Got Talent you might remember magic act Jeff Drayton and singer Calum Scott who have both made it through to the live semi-finals – but did you know they both have an Asda connection?

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Colleagues at Asda Lowestoft are backing store handyman Jeff Drayton to win Britain’s Got Talent and are urging everyone to vote for him! The 73-year-old entertained the judges in his first audition with a magic act which involved firing a puppet out of a home-made cannon.

Store manager Ian Grieve believes Jeff could go all the way to the final – and would love to see him perform at the London Palladium in front of the Queen.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 28 May 2015
Green Room News

Extra Special bacon

If you love bacon you’ll love our Extra Special Oak-Smoked Thick Cut Dry Cured Bacon rashers.

Made from 100% British pork from Red Tractor approved farms, the rashers are dry-cured and hand-rubbed with salt. They’ve also been oak-smoked for an intense flavour and thick cut to give an extra meaty bite – perfect for sandwiches or a great British fry-up!

They were just one of 13 gold award-winners in The Grocer Own Label awards 2015. We’re also delighted to pick up eight silver awards for our own ranges. Congratulations to all the teams involved!

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Posted in Green Room News on 28 May 2015
Green Room News

More than 160 Asda colleagues are heading to Bentonville this weekend to attend the Walmart International Associates’ Week and Shareholders meeting 2015.

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The colleagues will be travelling to America on Sunday 31st May to meet more than 15,000 other Walmart colleagues and spend a week learning about our wider family through a combination of presentations, an audience with the Exec, store visits and a trip to Walmart’s Home Office.

We caught up with some of the lucky colleagues attending to see how they’re feeling about the once-in-a-lifetime trip. We’ll be following them throughout the week so keep checking the Green Room to see what they’ve been up to!

Read more about some of the colleagues attending.
Posted in Green Room News on 27 May 2015
Diversity Disability

Damian KitsonWe’d like to say a huge congratulations to our own Damian Kitson who’s been named Employee of the Year at the Excellence in Diversity Awards.

Damian was celebrated by judges for seeking out opportunities to further develop an inclusive workplace.

He’s the chair of Asda’s Disability Network, where his current focus is to help remove the public stigma of mental health. He is also an active member of the Gender Steering Group, personally challenging himself and others to be fair in creating opportunities for both men and women.

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Posted by Diversity Disability on 25 May 2015
Green Room News

We launched the Asda Active Summer campaign this month and we want you to ‘get active’ along with our customers.

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Community Life Champions will be running events in our stores to encourage customers and their children to sign up with local sports and activity groups this summer. They’ll also be supporting local sports days too – from fruit and water to medals and a special finish line tape – we’ve given our Community Life Champions the kit to help kids ‘get active’.

We’ve uploaded four special activities to our Asda Active website, why not download them and get involved? Don’t forget to send us some pictures on commlife@asda.co.uk or @AsdaCommunity on Twitter too!

Posted in Green Room News on 25 May 2015