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This Valentine’s Day we’re celebrating the happy couples who met while working at Asda.

Dozens of colleagues and former colleagues who found love in our stores have been in touch after we posted on Facebook about Josh and Jo Scarborough who popped in to our Grantham store on their wedding day.

Gaynor and Patrick

One couple we heard from was Patrick and Gaynor Cummins, who first met whilst working at our former Aston store in Birmingham and have now been married for 33 years.

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Posted in Green Room News on 09 February 2016
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Colleagues have given Valentine’s Day flowers and chocolates to two couples who met in our Larne store.

Kirsty and Carl

Kirsty Reid, who works in administration in the store, and Carl Heggarty from the home shopping team quickly fell for each other after meeting in the store.

Kirsty, pictured above being swept off her feet by Carl, said: “We share loads of common interests. I am lucky enough to own a horse and regularly compete in competitions. Carl has always been really supportive and can often be found down at the stables very early in the morning helping out. He’s so sweet.”

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Posted in Green Room News on 08 February 2016
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We love hearing all the great stories colleagues have been sharing about how they found romance working at Asda.

Lisa and James

Dozens of couples have been in touch after we posted on Facebook about Noel and Christine from our Coleraine store who are about to spend their first Valentine’s Day together as a married couple, and shared the story of Josh and Jo, who called in at our Grantham store on their wedding day.

These posts inspired loads of colleagues to tell us how they met their other half while working together at Asda, including our colleagues James Higton and Lisa Watson.

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Posted in Green Room News on 05 February 2016
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Our produce team has joined forces with Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty and fallen in love with wonky fruit and veg in a bid to reduce food waste.

Wonky veg

Following a 25-store trial last year, the team is now piloting a family-sized box of wonky delights in 128 stores from tomorrow (Friday 5th February), feeding a family of four for a week for just £3.50 – 30% better value than standard veg and even better with your colleague discount.

Ian Harrison, our technical produce director, will be talking to Jamie and Jimmy on their Friday Night Feast show this week (Channel 4, 8pm, Friday 5th February).

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Posted in Green Room News on 04 February 2016
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Mike and Dean Thompson, a father and son duo from our Clayton Green store, have really gone above and beyond to be crowned worthy winners of the Colleague of the Year Award at the Asda Awards.

Colleagues of the Year

They’ve taken part in the Atacama desert crossing, covering a distance of 250km over seven days. They endured extreme weather conditions and terrain whilst carrying their equipment and supplies, all with the aim of raising money for Rosemere, a local cancer charity close to many colleagues’ hearts.

Dean finished sixth, running alongside world class athletes, while Mike ranked 86th and brilliantly came first in the 60–69 age category.

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Posted in Green Room News on 29 January 2016