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Green Room News

We’ve been celebrating National Burger Day in style in many of our stores.

Asda Newport

Some of our extra-brave colleagues have been dressing up and holding a series of fun activities in store to mark the occasion.

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Posted in Green Room News on 27 August 2015
Green Room News

Minion-mad children at a summer club have gone “bananas!” for our colleague Elaine Livingstone’s marvellous melon creations!

Elaine, who is the Community Life Champion at our Portadown store, entertained more than 70 children by teaching them about fruit. She carved out the Minion melons and filled them with fruit for children to make into fruit kebabs.

Minion melons

Elaine said: "I was helping out as a leader at the Jethro Centre Summer Scheme for the week. When I found out the theme was Minions I went home and had a search on Google for inspiration on how I could link Minions with fruit.

“The following night I bought two melons and cut and scooped them out. I then got an Asda icing block to make the Minions’ eyes and hair.

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Posted in Green Room News on 26 August 2015
News & Blogs

How’s this for a dream job? Our Chief Ice Cream Tester Louise Bamber tastes every new ice cream flavour before it goes on sale and travels the world looking for new and inspiring trends!

Louise at work

Louise and her team came up with the idea for teaming much-loved biscuits with ice cream for a tasty summer snack. Our Bourbon Biscuit and Custard Cream ice creams have been flying off the shelves this summer – and it sounds like there may be more to come.

Louise said: “Not only do they bring back fond memories but they also differ from the standard choc ice or cone. We’re already being asked to develop new biscuit-themed flavours!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 25 August 2015
News & Blogs

Our kind colleague Jennifer Murray always goes out of her way to help customers – but she was stunned when someone returned the compliment all the way from Australia!

Jennifer with her boomerang

Jenny, who works at our Dyce store, helped visiting customer Adam Contenien, who was looking for a porridge stirrer known as a spurtle to take home to his mum in Australia.

The store didn’t have any in stock – but Jennifer told Adam to come back the next day so she could give him one of the three spurtles she had at home.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 24 August 2015
Community

We’ve been a keen supporter of the Willow Garden Project in Fleetwood ever since it launched two years ago – and this month we’ve been back painting sheds!

Sheds at Willow Garden

Our Community Life Champion Layla, store manager Lee and managers Craig and Mark all pitched in to give the sheds a fresh new look, and we’ll also be painting the fencing to match.

Layla said: “It was great fun. They looked fab afterwards and it was a competition to see which side was the best!”

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Posted in Community on 24 August 2015