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The Big Asda Anniversary 2014 took place in June at Doncaster Racecourse, with over 1,400 colleagues celebrating 25, 30, 35 or an amazing 40 years service!

Asda Anniversary

The day started with a drinks reception within the grounds of the racecourse, which was then followed by a five course meal. There was lots of great entertainment – including flash mob dancers, look-a-likes and stilt walkers.

Andy Clarke, President and CEO, and Hayley Tatum, Senior Vice President, People, took turns to congratulate colleagues who had reached their fantastic service milestones, and the 40 year service colleagues posed for a group photo with Andy!

Photo upload: Don’t forget to share your photos and stories from the day with the Green Room.

Posted in Green Room News on 14 July 2014
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With the popularity of TV baking shows, lots of people are feeling inspired and getting back in the kitchen to bake from scratch. So we’re launching over 300 new baking lines – including Chosen by You Animal Cake Pop Kits and a new exclusive Disney Baking range.

Baking range

Try our new desserts and baking range out this summer, we’ve got some great products to try with the kids too, and let us know what you think here on the Green Room by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget you can use your colleague discount in store too.

Posted in Green Room News on 07 July 2014
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Over the years ALS has developed from a small distribution function with seven depots, to a national network of 27 depots now providing logistics services to all of Asda!

25 year anniversary

Before 1989, suppliers delivered fresh and frozen groceries to the door of the store – over half of chilled goods travelled in ambient wagons that were not strictly temperature controlled. The distribution network had to change…

In 1989 the stand alone distribution network began with seven initial sites, but over the years as our stores have grown we have built a further 20 sites, and have plenty more plans on the way! We now have over 12,000 colleagues, travel over 85 million miles a year and operate with over 4,700 vehicles.

Last year our total network volume across all food, GM and clothing was almost ten times the volume delivered in the first full year of centralisation – a massive achievement!

Roll on the next 25 years!

Share your stories and photos: How have you seen ALS and Asda change over the years? Have you worked in a site for a long time, do you have photos or stories of what it was like back then compared to now? We would love to hear from colleagues and managers. Please post your stories on the Green Room or leave a comment below.

Posted in Green Room News on 07 July 2014
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Polaroid TV

Look out for our new and exclusive range of Polaroid TV and Audio products available now in store and online at Asda Direct.

We’ve added 58 new lines – including the new Series 3 Polaroid HD Smart TVs starting from only £139, giving you access to hundreds of online apps such as BBC iPlayer and Netflix. And bring cinema sound to your living room with our new Polaroid Soundbar from just £60.

You can check out the whole range in store or online now – don’t forget to use your colleague discount!

Posted in Green Room News on 07 July 2014
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We’re holding some free fun activities in Asda stores this summer that are guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained.

Summer Kids activity

From 25th July we’ll be holding the following free activities in selected stores from 11am to 3pm:

Friday 25th July – Mosaic making and animal mask making: The kids can create some fab multi-coloured images using our parrot, tiger or elephant templates. Or if they’d rather make an animal mask they can colour in and wear a butterfly, monkey, panda or lion mask.

Friday 1st August – Animal glasses: The kids will be able to make their very own animal glasses to wear as a mask, using colourful foam to make them look like a butterfly, parrot or elephant.

They’ll also be able to take home a free activity book filled with puzzles, games and 2 for 1 tickets to Alton Towers!

Photo upload: We want to see how the activity performs in your store. Please upload your photos to the Green Room and tell us how it went!

Posted in Green Room News on 07 July 2014