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British Beans and Peas

Jon Wynn, Manager – Technical Produce and Fran Lewis, Graduate Trainee recently visited Minor Weir & Willis Ltd, one of our pea and bean suppliers based in Worcestershire. ”Pea harvesting has already started and we are delighted with the quality!  The broad beans are now also ready for harvest. British Runner & green beans are another 2 weeks away but the crops are looking good with plenty of flowers seen during this visit – despite a cold wet spring we coul...

Posted: Tuesday 26th Jun 2018

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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Emma Walker, Accounts Payable Team Leader and Rob McCormick, Packaging Team Leader joined Asda colleagues to tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge. Emma and Rob trekked the 24 mile trail from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, seeing them walk and climb the towering peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. This was definitely no walk in the park but every step taken helped to raise valuable funds in aid of the Tickled Pink foundation. Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign uniquely supports ...

Posted: Tuesday 19th Jun 2018

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Our Great Value Wines

Two wines selected by our excellent wine team have been recognised in the International Wine Challenge (IWC) annual list of Great Value wines. The IWC 2018 Great Value Awards are given to wines that have won either a Gold or Silver medal and met exceptionally strict availability and pricing criteria. Both wines have excelled against extremely tough competition. Thousands of wines from over 50 countries were blind-tasted this year by panels of expert judges, including many Masters of Wine. ...

Posted: Thursday 7th Jun 2018

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Introducing: the Goutini

This summer, we are introducing a brand-new type of tomato to Asda stores – the Goutini. Grown in Southport, our growers have spent four years perfecting the new variety to ensure the best quality, sweetest fruit possible and say it’s now “perfect”. Resembling a Beefsteak tomato, the Goutini contains the highest amount of natural sugar for a tomato this size. A regular Beefsteak tomato has a natural sugar level of 3.5%, whereas the Goutini contains twice that – a ...

Posted: Friday 25th May 2018

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Open and honest feedback

In 2017 we launched a new 360° feedback system within IPL. 360° feedback gives colleagues the opportunity to celebrate their strengths whilst promoting open and honest conversations.  Since we launched the new system 87% of all our salaried colleagues have been through the process and have received feedback. We wanted colleagues to be in control of their conversations, so they choose who they want to receive feedback from. Those who are giving feedback are encouraged to share some...

Posted: Thursday 24th May 2018

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