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News & Blogs

You may have read about the risk of Campylobacter in chicken. It’s a naturally occurring bug that lives in poultry. While it’s harmless to chickens it is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK – but the good news is it’s easy to avoid.

You can reduce the risks by following a few simple hygiene rules and ensuring the chicken is cooked thoroughly before you eat it.

Our head of Meat quality Jim Viggars has put together a handy checklist to keep you and your family safe – watch the video above to find out more.

Read more and see checklist
Posted in News & Blogs on 26 November 2014
Green Room News

We’ve got some fun festive games in stores this Christmas to support your local nominated charities – and we want to see how you’re supporting.

Asda Christmas

Look out for our Santa’s Workshop competition running between Saturday 6th and Friday 12th December where customers can guess the number of elves for a chance to win an Extra Special hamper. Customers can also guess where the missing snowball is during a snowball fight in our Spot the Snowball competition running between Saturday 13th and Friday 19th December.

We’ll be asking for small donations to take part – which will be given directly to a charity chosen by your local store.

Read more here
Posted in Green Room News on 24 November 2014
Green Room News

The holidays are coming and to celebrate Coca-Cola are bringing their iconic Christmas truck to six Asda stores!

Coca-Cola Christmas truck

Come and share the magic of Christmas by getting your photo taken with the truck that we all know and love.

The truck will be fully lit up and on site for most of the day with Christmas way-finders to direct you to the area. Christmas carols will set the Winter-Wonderland scene, along with Christmas trees and picket fences – and look out for Santa’s little helpers who will be handing out cans of Coke and Diet Coke!

Find out which Asda stores Coca-Cola will be visiting here
Posted in Green Room News on 24 November 2014
News & Blogs

Baby Joel made a surprise appearance at Asda Sefton when mum-to-be Rebecca Groves popped into store for some last minute essentials. Rebecca’s waters broke suddenly and she ended up giving birth to Joel in the store’s Baby Changing rooms with the help of check out colleague-turned midwife Philly McCabe.

Philly with baby Joel

This was the moment that Philly was reunited with baby Joel when he and his mum returned to store in Smithdown Road yesterday for the first time since Joel’s unexpected arrival.

Philly said: “Joel is just like I remember him – absolutely gorgeous!”

Rebecca, 19, from Walton, said: “Without her I don’t know what would have happened really. She was great.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 17 November 2014
Green Room News

Thank you to every single Asda customer and colleague who has helped us raise an amazing £900,000 for this year’s BBC Children In Need campaign!

We’re loving all the photos we’re getting on the Green Room, scroll through the gallery to see some of the great pics we’ve had so far:

Photo upload: Keep uploading all your fab fundraising pics to the Green Room! It’s great to see how you’re supporting the campaign!

Posted in Green Room News on 14 November 2014