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  • Coming up 02

    » SEpT
    over 1,600 athletes in 12
    different sports will compete
    in the Sainsbury’s uK School
    Games, on 1-4th September. It’s
    also International paralympic
    day on the 8th, and of
    course our Conference is on

  • Contents 02

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  • Upfront 02


  • Contributors 03

    Newcastle under
    Lyme, is one of
    our Corporate
    stars on page 14.
    Find out exactly
    why she abseiled
    down old
    Trafford, home of
    Man united FC!
    Alun davies
    from Elstree
    depot is a...

  • Freeze Frame 03

    Stephanie Webster whisks
    up a treat in our Big Bake
    off competition. Turn to
    page 12 to find out how
    around 600 of our keenest
    bakers were whittled down
    to seven fantastic finalists
    – and how we put on a
    fabulous tea...

  • Guest editor: Karine Le-Blanc 03’s.PR.

  • Counting the Counters 04

    Our counters reached a milestone
    this year as we celebrated our
    200th store to have Great Food
    Counters at Gloucester Quays!
    Felicity Hodkinson, Holborn
    store support centre, explained:
    “Gloucester Quays was the first

  • In Brief 04

    Queen’s honour
    You may have heard
    that Justin has been
    appointed a CBE
    (Commander of the
    Order of the British
    Empire) by the Queen
    in her Birthday Honours
    List. This is in recognition
    of his contribution to the

  • News Round-Up 04

    A look at what we’ve been up to recently, what’s
    new and what’s coming down the line soon... Seal of approval
    Our Food College training has received a national
    seal of approval from City & Guilds. This means...

  • Seal of Approval 04

    Seal of approval
    Our Food College training has received a national
    seal of approval from City & Guilds. This means it’s
    recognised as meeting the highest quality standards.
    All colleagues who complete training through...

  • A Real Tonic for Pharmacy Team 05

    Zoë Pearce is proving a real tonic for her
    local community, and her work has been
    recognised with a national award from
    Chemist+Druggist (C+D), a leading weekly
    magazine for retail pharmacists.
    Zoë, who is the Pharmacy...

  • Big Stats 05

    £100m 5,500
    the value of equipment
    and experiences donated
    through Active Kids.
    savings on selected home
    baking ingredients and
    bakeware until the end
    of August.
    the number of
    customers so far using

  • Foster Care Appeal 05

    Foster care appeal
    Wanted: loving, caring, attentive foster carers.
    Sound like you? Then maybe you could make a real
    difference to the lives of vulnerable children.
    Synarbor is keen to speak to colleagues with both

  • Website Mobilised 05

    Keep in touch on your phone
    Would you like to view our videos and
    information on your smart phone?
    Below we feature our first QR code,
    which will allow you to view our nonfood
    website on your mobile device.
    It’s really...

  • Loving our left-overs 06

    Loving our left-overs
    We’ve been working with FareShare for
    17 years. And this July, we ran trials for
    a Meal Appeal with the charity to get
    customers and colleagues involved while
    complementing the work we already do...

  • School’s In 06

    This August sees a new TV advert that the
    kids might not want to see. But parents will –
    thanks to our Back to School campaign where
    we’re offering our Tu school clothing range
    from as little as £2!
    We’re launching the...

  • The Beer Hunters 06

    tastiest beers have
    been shortlisted by
    customers and experts
    to be in with a chance
    of being sold in our
    The Great British
    Beer Hunt will arrive
    instore from 7th
    September, when the
    beers will be put on

  • Big Stats 07

    11 100 500%
    the number of years that
    Jamie Oliver has been
    working in partnership
    with us.
    the number of adverts that
    he has appeared in.
    increase in sales of
    Freedom Food salmon
    fillets following one of

  • Get hold of a treasure chest 07

    Look out for your community chests in
    stores, depots and store support centres
    Packed full of great ideas, this chest
    gives you a one-stop shop with all you
    need to know about placing your site at the
    heart of the local...

  • Green Timbers 07

    Green timbers
    Wood you believe it? Our very own garden
    furniture took centre stage at the Chelsea
    Flower Show, with the stand winning a bronze
    The bistro table and chair set was part of
    the Forest Stewardship...

  • On your marks 07

    On your marks...
    Exclusive Colleague
    Ticket Offer!
    All colleagues who purchase
    tickets will be entered into a
    prize draw to win our VIP
    package for you and three
    friends. Includes our exclusive
    VIP area and...

  • Tiger Feat for Lily 07

    When Lily Robinson (aged three and a
    half) wrote to our Careline team, she didn’t
    expect to become an Internet hit!
    Lily asked: “Why is tiger bread called tiger
    bread? It should be called giraffe bread.
    Love from Lily...

  • The Gok Collection 08

    Gok revealed Gok
    Journal: So, an exciting new collection!
    Tell us all about it.
    Gok: Well, the collection is all about
    celebrating the female form. It’s a
    misconception to think that when you
    are designing clothes it’s...

  • Local News: South 10

    Pilgrims Progress
    Pilgrims Progress
    Colleagues at Thanet have been
    working extra hard for their Local
    Charity, Pilgrims Hospices. Smashing
    their original target of £2,000 through
    bucket collections, they have managed

  • Local News: Convenience 11

    Region 71
    On a mission to
    raise money
    Region 71 colleagues used
    wheelbarrows, scooters and
    bin wagons to complete a
    fundraising challenge.
    Their mission was to
    travel by any means –
    other than car or taxi
    – between...

  • Big Bake Off 12

    “The standard this year has been incredibly high. They all have such
    energy, enthusiasm and passion for baking. Finding a winner at Our
    Conference is not going to be an easy task.” – Zoe Iveson, Holborn
    store support...

  • Corporate Responsibility 14

    A big thank you goes to each and
    every colleague for making our
    Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 –
    released in June – one of the best yet! Because of your fantastic achievements, we’re
    not only providing customers...

  • From Field to Fork in 48 Hours 18

    From field to fork in 48 hours Sweet timing Colleague Matt Williams,
    Basingstoke depot, added: “We
    quality-check the products
    and scan them on to a central
    system before preparing the
    delivery. Everything is...

  • Active Kids 19

    Fancy shepherd’s pie topped by
    Victoria sponge? Or cheesecake pavlova?
    These are just two of the fantastic recipes
    from the 2011 Active Kids Get Cooking
    Special Challenge final held in June. Beef stew crumble...

  • Local News: North 20

    Star PR ambassador ➔
    They’ve got a PR star in their midst in region 58, as Olwyn Payton continues to
    put the Nantwich store on the map! Over the past 12 months, she’s organised
    an impressive 403 pieces of media coverage...

  • Local News: SSC 21

    Maria Shahin recently ran the
    North London Race for Life,
    completing the 5k circuit with
    sister Sonia and mother Fernanda.
    On her own she raised £235, but
    our Local Heroes scheme matched
    this figure creating a total of...

  • Local News: West 22

    Calcot ➔
    Colleagues and customers got behind our Paralympic athletes
    as they covered the distance between Land’s End and John
    O’Groats – by exercise bike! Region 46 Paralympian Simon
    Goodall and his goalball teammates...

  • Local News: East 24

    Mildenhall ➔
    Mildenhall colleagues are just what the doctor ordered for their Local
    Charity, the Friends of the Market Cross Surgery. Through tombolas
    and bucket collections, they’ve raised a fantastic £1,600, which will...

  • Local News: Logistics 25

    After a year of volunteering 350 hours of their time,
    colleagues at Stoke depot have raised a whopping £31,261.08
    for the Donna Louise Trust.
    The money means the hospice, which provides respite and
    end of life care for...

  • Crossword 26

    1. A cookie, in other words (7)
    2. These bind ingredients together in
    baking (4)
    3. It is used in raising dough for bread (5)
    4. Cherries and apples are used as the
    ______ in many tarts (7)
    5. Type of quiche (5)

  • Refresh and Revive 26

    and revive!
    and revive!
    How many areas most checked
    by dentists does Oral-B’s new
    Pro-Expert Toothpaste protect against?
    a) 6 b) 7 c) 8
    Now that the summer holidays are in full flow,
    the time might just be right for you...

  • Take a Break 26

    and revive!
    and revive!
    How many areas most checked
    by dentists does Oral-B’s new
    Pro-Expert Toothpaste protect against?
    a) 6 b) 7 c) 8
    Now that the summer holidays are in full flow,
    the time might just be right...

  • Family Values 27

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  • Junior Journal 27

    It’s true! The Journal is read
    all ages, as demonstrated by
    our newest and youngest reader,
    Erin Saunders.
    Erin picked up the Journal
    when she visited her Mum and
    Dad, Emma and Gareth Saunders
    instore at...

  • Last issue’s winners 27

    The winner of our Pandamonium in the Park
    competition was Alun Davies, Elmstree depot.
    Find out how he and his family got on on page 18.
    The two winners of our ‘Sofa, so good’
    competition were Linda McGregor, Darnley,

  • Win a Brand New iPad 2 27

    WIN a brand
    new iPad 2
    It will soon be back to school for the kids, which means
    new clothes, a new pencil case and a daily lunchbox to fill.
    Cathedral City has developed Chedds, a great new idea
    to cater for what mums want...

  • My Favourite 28

    From tangy orange chocolate
    and daring popping candy to the
    sweetest honey flavour – we’ve
    taken many of our favourite
    treats and turned them into
    an exciting new collection of
    preserves and spreads, part
    of our by...