The new Asda Bangor store is keen to give students exactly what they need.
The store, situated at the old Bangor City FC site on Farrar Road, is reaching out to the students of Bangor for help.
“If the students could help us by telling us what we haven’t got enough of then we can sort that out. We know pizzas, energy drinks and pasta are popular at the moment.” said Sally Blake, the General Store Manager. Already the store is looking ahead to how it can provide students with what they need when it comes to big student events. Ms Blake continued: “We want feedback on what extras we need to get in for Fresher’s week next year. We could do with a bit of help on that so we don’t disappoint.”
The new addition to Bangor will support students and the community through Asda’s Community Life, a relatively new initiative. It brings Asda colleagues and the local community together through fundraising events.
“A big part of Asda now is getting out and supporting the community,” said Ms Blake. “We’re always looking for fundraising ideas and I’m hoping to pull on some of the students with talent and get them doing something for Christmas in our foyer.”
The store’s foyer can be used by students and the community to advertise any events or fundraising that they may be organising and meetings can also be held in the training room.
While the store doesn’t have any student specific deals Asda does offer the Student Shopper Card. This comes as two cards, one which parents can load money onto and the other which students can use to pay for their shopping.
Asda Bangor has a range of other services including Click and Collect.
“We have everything for a full shop and on George and General Merchandise, if you can’t get it here you can order it online and collect it the next day,” said Ms Blake.
The store opened its doors last week and along with the recent addition of home shopping, from the Llangefni store, is helping to put Asda’s stamp on Bangor.
“All the tech side of it, that’s the biggest growth area in Asda. The home shopping is a massive growth area for us,” said Ms Blake. “Hopefully we’re good for Bangor. It’ll bring some people in who normally wouldn’t come here. It’ll help the economy in the town centre.”
Asda has been the cheapest supermarket in Britain for the last fifteen years running, though Ms Blake feels confident this year will be the sixteen year, and is currently offering £5 back if you spend £40. To qualify all you have to do is use the Asda Price Guarantee online with a shop of over £40, before 9th December, and you automatically get a £5 voucher.
The Asda Bangor Community Life Champion is Jennifer Knott and she can be contacted by calling the store.