Green Room Shareholders

This year's Associates Week was packed full of fantastic events!

Shareholders as it happened: During the week we had the privilege of talking to our Colleague of the Year Lisa Kelly with the help of Asda House colleague Frankie Townsend. And Colleague Comms team leader, Dave Barber, shared his video blog from Shareholders each day – giving you a taste of exactly what happened. Read all the news from the Shareholders Conference here on the Green Room.

Plenty of our Asda colleagues had a great time at this year’s Associates Week – even if half of them have lost their voices from all the chanting!


215 Asda colleagues jetted off on Sunday 2nd June to this year’s Associates Week in Fayetteville, USA, for a week full of activites. The colleagues had a packed agenda including a trip to the Walmart visitors centre, Walmart stores, Home Offices, a baseball game at Arvest Park, a suppliers fayre and performances from Elton John and Ed Sheeran.

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They also saw Andy Clarke present on behalf of the UK at the International Associates Conference. And as if that wasn’t enough, colleagues attended the Big Shareholders Meeting along with over 17,000 colleagues across Walmart – hosted by Hugh Jackman!

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Colleagues described the atmosphere as “electric” at the Big Meeting and were entertained by stars including Prince Royce, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson – and the UK team went wild for Jahmene Douglas. The one and only Tom Cruise also made an appearance and spoke to the audience about Asda’s FareShare programme.

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Congratulations go to Mark Ibbotson who was presented with the “Sam Walton Entrepreneur Award” for Walmart by the Walton family at the event – read more here.

Posted in Green Room Shareholders on 11 June 2013
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