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Don’t forget it’s Colleague Special Discount Day on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th July when colleagues will receive an extra 10% discount!

The discount is valid across GM, George, Optical and George.com.

There are some fantastic summer deals across outdoor furniture and BBQs – here are a few of the great offers available in store and online:

Uniflame Gas 4 Burner BBQ:
Uniflame 4 Burner Gas BBQ
Was £129, now £109. On special discount colleagues pay £87.20

See more special event discounts
Posted in Green Room News on 27 July 2015
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Have you seen the website we built to celebrate our 50th birthday and all the amazing achievements during our first half century?

Happy birthday Asda!

With 50 groundbreaking, pocket-tapping, customer-worshipping, price-cutting years there’s a lot to celebrate!

As part of the celebrations, enter our quiz for the chance to win 50 Star Points.

Enter the competition
Posted in Green Room News on 27 July 2015
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Congratulations to colleague Jess McLennan who’s become the youngest Asda store manager in the UK at just 21 years old after completing the Asda Graduate Scheme.

Jess McLennan

Jess loved her time on the programme and was promoted to store manager of Asda Woking within six months of joining the scheme.

She started working for Asda at 19 as a sales assistant on the checkouts at an Asda store in Somerset and transferred to another store to work part time to study at university. Whilst still a student, Jess was promoted to section leader at Asda and her store manager noticed her leadership skills and encouraged her to apply for Asda’s fast track graduate scheme.

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Posted in Green Room News on 27 July 2015
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Our #cakemyday van popped over to Asda House today to give out some delicious surprises to some special colleagues!

We got our home office colleagues to nominate members of their team who deserved a little cake celebration and whizzed round to deliver some of our fab party cakes.

Emily Ogilvie

Digital Media and Innovation Planner Emily Ogilvie got a giant pink cupcake surprise to help cheer her up after her house was recently burgled – looks like our #cakemyday team managed to put a smile on her face!

Chris Water

Chris Waters in Activity Planning was nominated by Sally Dixon for going above and beyond.

Sally said: "As a team we can think of no one better to treat to cake than Mr Chris Waters himself!

“Not only does he have to put up with a team full of us girls, he’s also having sleepless nights now he’s a new Dad. He always goes above and beyond – like emailing his handover notes from the maternity ward while his wife was mid labour.

“We all think cake would put a big smile on his face and he’d love to be sang to at his desk. Please please please can you make this happen!”

I’m sure Chris enjoyed our ‘Be a Princess’ cake!

Read more here
Posted in Green Room News on 24 July 2015
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There’s been a brilliant response to our #cakemyday activity as we say a big thank you to our customers and colleagues as part of our 50th birthday celebrations.

Colleagues in stores across the country have got involved – hosting cupcake decorating stalls in store, holding special events in the community, presenting Asda Foundation cheques to local good causes and surprising people who’ve been nominated to receive a cake from us.

We’re loving all the fab #cakemyday pics you’ve been posting on the Green Room and Twitter so far – keep them coming!

See some of the photos you’ve sent us so far:

Our “Cake My Day” campervan is touring the country visiting some of the local good causes we support – and delivering cake to individuals nominated for a special surprise by Asda Facebook fans.

Read more and see more photos
Posted in Green Room News on 24 July 2015