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Congratulations to Community Life Champion Maxine Green from our Morley store who has received a Point of Light award for her amazing volunteering efforts.

Prime Minister David Cameron with Maxine Green

Prime Minister David Cameron presented her with the award on Friday in a special ceremony in Wetherby. The new awards recognise outstanding achievement by individuals and are awarded daily to someone somewhere in the UK.

“I was really shocked when I got the call!” says Maxine. “I’m truly overwhelmed and honoured to receive this award from the Prime Minister. It’s really humbling when I see the impact my volunteering and fundraising work has in my local community, even if it’s small it makes such a difference.”

Read more here
Posted in Green Room News on 16 July 2014
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Our school uniform range at George is available now in store and online to help get the kids ready for going back to school.

We’re taking the hassle out of the back to school shop for busy mums – offering everything from a full uniform, in a wide range of sizes, to fab stationery sets, school bags and lunch boxes – and all at great prices.

Back to School

Our school uniforms have been road-tested by very discerning customers, kids themselves, to come up with a range of comfortable, practical and stylish outfits from reception class to teenagers – there’s something to suit everyone. And we’re so proud of the quality that all school clothing comes with a No Quibble 100 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

Read more and take the school quiz.
Posted in Green Room News on 15 July 2014
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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