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Sharon meeting Princess Alexandra

The hard work of Asda Southport community life champion Sharon Gregory-Wareing has been given a royal seal of approval – after it earned her an audience with HRH Princess Alexandra!

The Princess spent several minutes chatting with Sharon at the re-opening of Kings Gardens on September 10 following an extensive refurbishment.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 15 September 2014
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On Friday 5th September, as part of the quarterly Big Brunch meeting, Asda House colleagues dug deep in their pockets to raise over £2,600 for our Tickled Pink charity!

Tickled Pink

Activities included sales of our Tickled Pink George range, QVS were on site doing manicures and selling amazing goody bags, and a new Tickled Pink home shopping van was outside the front doors acting as our Tickled Pink tuck shop with bags of sweets for £1.

The new Tickled Pink website has also launched – including lots of information, support services, easier ways to donate, advice on completing breast checks, and examples of the great work our colleagues are doing. The site has been built in partnership with the two charities – Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign.

Posted in Green Room News on 11 September 2014
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We’ve been named one of the nation’s favourite retailers in a major consumer survey out today.

We came second only to John Lewis and finished ahead of Marks and Spencer in the Conlumino poll of 6000 shoppers.

And we finished in the top three in a host of other categories including food – we were named one of the nation’s favourite food retailers, just behind Waitrose and Ocado.

George was also voted among the top three fashion retailers and we came second in the Entertainment category, just behind HMV.

Awards like this are thanks to the hard work of our colleagues and the great service you give to customers so thank you for everything you do. You can see the full results here.

Posted in Green Room News on 11 September 2014
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Our customers in London found it a bit of a struggle to get their fresh shopping whilst commuting in the Big Smoke, so last November we were the first supermarket to provide Click & Collect services at London underground stations.

Underground

The service has been very popular with busy commuters and people living locally – customers living close to the stations use the service in the same way as they would a local supermarket.

And we’re extending the successful partnership with Transport for London (TfL) to offer Grocery Click and Collect services at six more London Underground station car parks. There will be twelve Click & Collect points in total by the end of the month – including Blackhorse Road, Hainault, Queensbury, Canon’s Park, Fairlop and Hornchurch.

Graeme Craig, Director of Commercial Development at TfL, said: “Our trial with Asda has been very successful and we’re delighted that they are expanding their services to more stations, making it easier for commuters to pick up their shopping on their way home. All the revenue generated from our partnership with Asda, and other retailers, will be reinvested back into our network to improve services for our customers.”

If you get chance to try out the service please let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Posted in Green Room News on 10 September 2014
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For a three week period from Tuesday 9th September customers will be asked for their postcodes as they pass through the checkouts in our stores.

Annual Market Share Survey

We ask for this information to understand how far customers have travelled to stores and to ensure the stores, products and offers are tailored to our customer base.

Customers should be aware that the information is used only for internal purposes. The information will not be passed on or used as part of an individual mailing scheme.

So if you’re in store over the coming weeks make sure you share your postcode so we can tailor our services to you!

Posted in Green Room News on 09 September 2014