We’d like to say a big thank you to our customers who've been taking time to tell us about the great work our colleagues are doing in helping to feed the nation.
We’ve been really touched by some of the fantastic messages we’re receiving thanking our colleagues for the way they've been supporting customers, as well as saying well done to our amazing home shopping colleagues who’ve been pulling out all the stops to deliver to people who are self-isolating at home and our depot colleagues who are keeping all our food on the move.
Our colleagues have been doing their best to put smiles on people's faces – including giving flowers to thank NHS workers for their amazing efforts and random acts of kindness.
Here are a few examples of some of the things our colleagues have been doing to help, and some of the great feedback we’ve received in the last few days:
The reception class at Bedford Primary School tweeted this video to say thank you to colleagues from our Bootle store:
Johnny Stanley, a delivery driver from our Westbrook store, tweeted a picture of this thank you note he received when he dropped off a self-isolating customer's order:
Johnny said he was really touched by the gesture and, although he gave the money back to the customer he gratefully accepted the chocolate bar.
Stephen Bromby, our Boston store's community champion, posted a photo of this thank you card on Instagram:
Asda delivery driver Robert Shepherd, from Swansea, tweeted a picture of this message he received on his rounds:
And Nicky Pelling, the community champion at our Bournemouth store, shared this drawing given to one of our home shopping team:
Colleagues at our depots across the country are working around the clock to keep our stores stocked. Here are some of the team at our Wakefield distribution centre in action:
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#wereallinthistogether #wakeyadc #alsWarehouse colleagues, drivers, finance, people, ops room, goods in and clerical, stock and systems, facilities, fleet, planners and trainers, canteen and contractors, managers and support teams all playing their part at Wakeyadc. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Incredible people doing incredible things
And here are some of the supplies about to move to stores from our Washington distribution centre:
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Food Glorious Food. We have more food than you can EAT! This is what our Awesome CDC Team are sending out on a DAILY basis to your local NE Asda Stores. We are busier than Xmas. Don’t panic, chill out, buy your normal shop, help the vulnerable. Keep calm, crack on & BE KIND ❤️
Our colleagues are keen to show their support for everyone from the NHS who are all doing an amazing job.
In a gesture replicated at lots of our stores across the country, colleagues at our Walton store gave NHS staff a round of applause as they came in for our priority shopping hour and handed them each a bouquet of flowers to say thanks.
Store manager Graham Watts said: "As Aintree Hospital is just around the corner one of the nurses took an additional four cases of flowers to say thank you to them all."
Our Barnes Hill store is close to Birmingham Women's Hospital, so colleagues gave bunches of flowers to nurses who called in at the store to pass on to other NHS staff:
Colleagues at our Blantyre store sent flowers for Hamilton Foodbank to send alongside essential food supplies:
South Yorkshire Police tweeted this photo after colleagues at our Doncaster store left them some flowers on their patrol car to thank them for their efforts keeping everyone safe:
A thoughtful gesture from @asda (Glywice Way) staff who presented two of our #Doncaster cops, PC Minto & PC Patton, with bunches of flowers earlier. Thank you, you brightened up their day! 💐— South Yorkshire Police - #StayHomeSaveLives (@syptweet) March 25, 2020
The day job doesn't stop for our cops, but for many of you it does; please #StayAtHome. pic.twitter.com/cCj0i0bsS6
Lots of customers have been getting in touch with us on social media to thank our colleagues for keeping them supplied. Here are a few of the most recent comments we've seen: