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Christmas elves

The next time you’re shopping at Asda don’t be surprised if you see an elf or two! Our colleagues have been getting into the Christmas spirit – and just like elves they’re always happy to help.

This happy bunch of elves (above) are all Community Life colleagues who were preparing to sing at the Totton parade. The colleagues were representing stores from the South coast including Bournemouth, Eastleigh and Havant.

All our stores have a Community Life colleague who is helping to spread a few smiles in their local community – as well as in store – this Christmas. Here’s what some of them have been up to.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 December 2014
News & Blogs

Ashleigh Long is a George colleague at our Morley store – and a two-times world champion in tumbling!

Ashleigh in her tumbling costume and George uniform

The talented 17-year-old won gold in her age group at the Trampoline and Tumbling World Age Group Championships 2014 for the second year running.

This was the moment Ashleigh found out she'd won her gold medal...
Posted in News & Blogs on 05 December 2014
Green Room News

Our Christmas TV advert is all about those special things at Christmas that bring a smile to your face – and we want to know what makes you smile for a chance to win 25 star points!

Tell us what makes you smile at Christmas for a chance to win 25 star points to spend on your family or friends! Simply enter your details in the form below before 8th December. See full terms and conditions.

The ad brings those Christmas smiles to life – from the pride of putting up the perfect Christmas tree to the kids’ excited faces on Christmas morning.

The advert also features a fantastic soundtrack from former colleague and X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas – see what he had to say when we caught up with him recording it here.

This prize draw is now closed. Thanks for entering – we’ll select a winner shortly and contact them directly.

Posted in Green Room News on 02 December 2014
Green Room News

Congratulations to Asda colleagues Rebecca Passmore and David Lepley who have been recognised in the Grocer Top New Talent list.

The list is created each year to recognise people under 35 working in the Retail sector who have made significant contributions to the industry.

There were hundreds of entries – but Rebecca and David were hand picked by the Grocer to make their top 33 – which is a fantastic achievement!

David

David has been with Asda since 2000, and is now our Senior Director of supermarkets North division. David joined Asda as a temporary shop floor assistant and swiftly came to the attention of our home office, where he was appointed as project manager for Chief Executive Officer Andy Clarke.

At 22 David became a store manager, and was then promoted to regional operations manager at 28. Now a Senior Director, he looks after 104 stores within eight regions.

Rebecca

Rebecca graduated from Harvard Business School and became an Operations Director at the age of 25. She joined us in 2010, and is now Senior Director of store model and planning, marketing and format development. Rebecca was a true inspiration leading the Midlands region through the Netto conversion and last year became a Senior Director.

Last month, the 33 people on the Top New Talent list joined senior industry VIPs at an event to celebrate, network and share their experiences. Read more and see the full list here. Congratulations again to Rebecca and David!

Posted in Green Room News on 01 December 2014
Green Room News

Which design would you choose? We’ve launched a festive gift card range – great for stocking fillers!

Christmas Gift Cards

There’s designs to suit everyone – and you can put as much or as little as you like on them – from £5 to £500 on them! Find them in store or visit Asda.com/giftcards to see our full range.

Posted in Green Room News on 01 December 2014