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We’re running an incentive scheme for our fish counter colleagues for the next two weeks. We want to further engage with customers who tell us they love the Asda Fish Counter and that the service from colleagues is one of the highlights in store.

So… we’re challenging you to implement a fish counter set-up that follows the One Best Way on the “Fit to Sell” site but is also set up to be innovative.

Here’s an example of what we’re looking for:

Fish counter

Our fish team will pick one store from each of the 18 regions – each winning store will receive 50 star points as a reward, with an additional 50 star points for the overall winner.

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Posted in Green Room News on 24 July 2015
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Our latest TV advert features real colleagues from Asda stores across the country – and one of its stars is Helen Keating from the Paignton store.

Helen, who dishes out strawberries in the advert, is a People/Admin Section Leader. She was one of the first colleagues employed by the store and has worked there since it opened.

Helen in the Asda advert

Appearing in front of the camera comes naturally for Helen, as she’s no stranger to appearing on TV. So far she’s been on Countdown, Test the Nation and The Weakest Link – and she even has a star on the Plymouth Walk of Fame – which made her a great person to help us bring back the famous Pocket Tap.

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Posted in Green Room News on 24 July 2015
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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

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Posted in Green Room News on 23 July 2015
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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.

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Posted in Green Room News on 23 July 2015
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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.”

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Posted in Green Room News on 22 July 2015