Green Room News

We’re proud of the great work our Community Life Champions do at every Asda store – so when the #cakemyday team visited Southport it was a great opportunity to celebrate a local good cause close to the heart of CLC Sharon Gregory-Wareing.

The #cakemyday van is touring the country sharing cake and paying surprise visits to local community projects that have been chosen to receive special grants from the Asda Foundation.

One of these is the Phoenix Community and Youth Project, a youth centre close to the Southport store which helps young people get into work.

We present a cheque to the Phoenix Community and Youth Project

Read more
Posted in Green Room News on 23 July 2015
Green Room News

It’s a day of celebration for 21 Asda colleagues – the first of Asda’s Retail Honours Degree students to receive their diplomas.

Graduates

The students officially graduated from Middlesex University today (Friday 17th July) after completing the three-year course, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in either Distribution or Retail Operations.

The programme, one of the first of its kind by a UK retailer, was fully funded by Asda and enabled the students to earn a degree in either retail operations or distribution while retaining their full-time jobs at Asda. Each degree involved a blend of work-based and class-based learning supported by online study and peer networking.

Read more
Posted in Green Room News on 23 July 2015
Green Room News

Joan Davies has been working at our Chesser store for 29 years – so we decided to say thank you by surprising her with a piñata cake as part of our #cakemyday tour.

Colleagues say thank you to Joan outside our Chesser store

Joan, who has never taken a day off work sick throughout her time with Asda, was presented with the cake in front of colleagues outside the store in Edinburgh. She shared her cake with her family at home.

Joan said: “I was very surprised, I was not expecting it. One of my colleagues told me we were going to get our photos taken outside the store and I knew there was something going on outside so I didn’t think anything of it.”

Read more
Posted in Green Room News on 22 July 2015
Green Room News

We’re going cake crazy at Asda this month to say a big thank you to our customers and colleagues as we celebrate our 50th birthday.

Our cake My Day van

Our “Cake My Day” van is touring the country visiting some of the local good causes we support – and delivering cake to individuals nominated for a special surprise by Asda Facebook fans.

Our teams are sharing photos and updates on Twitter using the hashtag #cakemyday. Why not join in and cake someone’s day yourself! Bake or buy a cake for someone who deserves it and upload a photo on social media using the hashtag #cakemyday.

Read more and see more photos
Posted in Green Room News on 22 July 2015
Green Room News

We’re inviting people to help us celebrate our 50th birthday this month – with lots and lots of birthday cake!

Colleagues celebrate Asda's 50th birthday

From today we’ll be touring the country with our fabulous #cakemyday van packed full of tasty celebration cakes to share with our customers and the wider community.

The #cakemyday team will be visiting some of the community groups we already support – and we’ll be surprising a few people along the way too.

Find out more
Posted in Green Room News on 20 July 2015