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Gladys Dorward has been shopping at Asda ever since her first local store opened – so as part of our 50th birthday celebrations Community Life Champion Anne Hodkin planned a special surprise for her to say thank you for her loyal custom.

Gladys and her Cake My Day surprise

Gladys was nominated for a #cakemyday surprise by her daughter Linda Donnelly, who told us that her mum has been shopping at Asda ever since the first local store opened in Halifax, and has since moved to the nearer store in Huddersfield for her weekly shop.

Gladys, who’s 84, has lived on her own since her husband died 20 years ago and her daughter Linda has taken her to Asda Huddersfield every Thursday afternoon since then.

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Posted in Green Room News on 29 July 2015
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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!

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Posted in Green Room News on 24 July 2015