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Asda Awards

Philippa CarrIf you’re looking for an outstanding quality wine at a great price we’ve got some amazing award-winners at Asda that you really should try.

Our wines have recently picked up a host of awards in two of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions – the International Wine Challenge 2015 and the Decanter Awards 2015. We’re delighted they’ve impressed the judges – and now we’re hoping they’ll impress you!

Extra Special El Méson Gran Reserva

Our Extra Special El Méson Gran Reserva is a stunning Spanish red, and the IWC judges recognised it with a string of awards – the Red Rioja Trophy and the Gran Reserva Rioja Trophy, as well as awarding it a Gold medal.

Asda’s Master of Wine Philippa Carr says: “It has an outstanding aromatic complexity and a smooth velvety structure, making it the perfect wine for red meats or with cheese.”

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Posted in Asda Awards on 18 May 2015
Green Room News

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Your Voice survey will launch at 9am on Monday 1st June.

Your Voice All colleagues of Asda will be given the opportunity to complete the survey which will evaluate how we perform against our four pledges – Fairness at Work, Opportunity for all, Respect for Each Other and Pride in Asda. Please take some time to tell us what you think.

Like last year, your Leadership Team will work together to create robust action plans so that we continue to remain faithful to our pledges, during a changing but important time in our company’s history, to ensure that we become Britain’s most trusted retailer and employer.

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Posted in Green Room News on 18 May 2015
Green Room News

Roast in the bag chicken

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching a “Chicken Challenge” to help people avoid the risk of campylobacter.

The FSA 2015 chicken challengeThey’re urging people to “Spread the word not the germs” by pledging their support during Food Safety Week 2015 which starts on May 18th.

When you’re cooking chicken from scratch follow these simple rules – and urge everyone else to do the same:

  • Bag and store raw chicken separately from other food, covered and chilled on the bottom shelf of the fridge
  • Don’t wash raw chicken as it can splash germs
  • Wash everything that’s touched raw chicken in soap and hot water – your hands and utensils
  • Check it’s cooked properly with no pink meat and until it’s tender and steaming hot all the way through, and the juices run clear

To take the pledge and for the chance to win some amazing prizes, visit the FSA website.

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Posted in Green Room News on 18 May 2015
Green Room News

Congratulations and good luck to Colin Robertson, who has been chosen to take part in the Special Olympics World Games!

Community Life Champion Donna Cosgrove (left) and Colin Robertson (right)

Colin, 42, has been working as a porter at our Livingston store for 21 years and will be flying to Los Angeles to take part in the bocce competition in July.

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Posted in Green Room News on 14 May 2015
Green Room News

Staff at our Eastleigh store spent their Sunday wearing wedding dresses – all in aid of a good cause.

Brides

Four colleagues from the store joined more than 230 other men and women in putting on a wedding dress at a “Brides in Aisles” event at Haskins Garden Centre to raise money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.

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Posted in Green Room News on 14 May 2015