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ASDA's 38th Annual Session will be on August 27-31 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, AZ.
ASDA members and leaders from each of the 56 dental schools attend this meeting to network, learn about issues of importance to dental students and set association policy.
The new 2008 Ideal ASDA Chapter Awards application form and scoring log are now available in the Member Resources section.
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  Asda recruits top adman to refresh chain's image | Media | The Guardian
The Asda supermarket chain has hired the boss of one of the world's biggest advertising agencies as its new marketing director, with a brief to reinvent the grocer's image.
Competition watchdogs are considering sending staff into Tesco and Asda offices to hunt for evidence that the supermarkets have been abusing their suppliers.
Asda parent Wal-Mart is expected to confirm the recovery of Britain's number two grocer is on track, despite problems at clothing brand George.
www.guardian.co.uk /supermarkets/story/0,,1887857,00.html   (756 words)

  BU ASDA-history
ASDA felt that the action was counterproductive to its goal of encouraging lifelong membership in organized dentistry beginning with dental students.
The ASDA House of Delegates then adopted a policy statement asserting that responsibility for collection of dental school patient accounts rests ultimately with the dental school and not with individual students and that student receipt of credit for clinic procedures should not be dependent upon the payment status of the patient's account.
ASDA embraces its role as a watchdog for dental student rights and interests and stays ahead of the curve by adopting policies to encourage the improvement of student life at dental schools.
dentalschool.bu.edu /asda/history.html   (4586 words)

  ASDA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ASDA was founded in 1965 by a group of farmers from Yorkshire.
In August 2005, rival supermarket chain Tesco challenged ASDA's ability to use the claim that it was the cheapest supermarket in the country, by complaining to the Advertising Standards Agency.
ASDA threatened legal action citing flaws in the ballott process, but after discussion at the TUC, an agreement was reached for a national level consultative body and the strike called off.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ASDA   (2119 words)

 Asda Jayanama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asda was born on 17 September 1941, in Bangkok into a family of diplomats.
In 2003, Asda's younger brother Apipong, Director General of the Department of American and South Pacific Affairs, and his Deputy, Isorn Pocmontri, were transferred by Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai to the Institute of Foreign Affairs.
Regarding Asda's claim that Thaksin's state visit to India was to seal a deal for Shinawatra Satellite, Kantathi said "I travelled with the prime minister and was by his side from dusk to dawn.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asda_Jayanama   (985 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: ASDA
Asda is planning to shed about 200 warehouse jobs and 119 driving jobs at the ADC distribution centre in Pattinson Industrial Estate, Washington, but some of the staff may be redeployed at the new depot due to open nearby later this year.
Asda is planning to recruit up to 10,000 permanent employees to cover during holiday periods throughout the year, in order to reduce the cost of re-hiring and training temporary staff.
The chief focus of ASDA's marketing campaign is their being the cheapest supermarket in the country — a claim often refuted by the competition especially Tesco however for the past seven years independant surverys have found ASDA the cheapest.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/ASDA   (620 words)

Asda is seeking permission to develop a £40m 380,000 sq ft clothing distribution centre in Washington, Wearside, by the end of 2006, with the creation of 700 jobs.
Asda is to transfer more of its transport operations from road to rail by using a dedicated train between Daventry and Aberdeen next year, in order to improve the efficiency of delivery to its 30 Scottish stores.
Asda is seeking 100 new employees for a £25m superstore that is due to open in Bradford in August, while the 254 staff at its existing store are expected to transfer to the new site.
www.ukbusinesspark.co.uk /asdaaaaa.htm   (4356 words)

 Health - ASDA Halves The Cost Of Everyday Medical Bills
ASDA today (10 May) announced the beginning of a health cash plan pilot in 40 stores which offers customers up to 50% cash back on everyday medical bills such as dental check ups and treatment, eye tests and glasses, physiotherapy, chiropody and hospital visits.
ASDA research also shows that over sixty per cent of people in the UK have not had their eyes checked in the last year.
ASDA shook up the insurance market in April last year when it launched low cost home, motor and travel insurance, in some cases allowing customers to cut as much as £200 from their premiums.
www.parents.org.uk /health_asda-medical.htm   (549 words)

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Asda is hiring 1,800 staff to launch a massive expansion of its internet operations and take on Tesco, Britain's biggest online retailer, after admitting it misread the pace of the internet retailing revolution.
Asda is under mounting pressure from Wal-Mart to perform after missing its profit targets for four quarters.
Asda could also move into convenience retailing, which it has traditionally shunned.
www.telegraph.co.uk /money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2006/11/05/cnasda05.xml   (791 words)

 ASDA - History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 2003, ASDA adopted a policy supporting individual student choice in purchasing either DVD or traditional textbooks in conjunction with the predetermined curriculum at each dental school, and ASDA's Council on Dental Education and Licensure was directed to inform dental school deans of the association's stance on this issue.
ASDA supports licensure by credentials, whereby a dentist licensed in one jurisdiction can obtain a license from another jurisdiction based on evidence of his or her theoretical knowledge and clinical performance record.
ASDA's Legislative Grassroots Network conducted a survey on students' attitudes towards service in underserved communities and made the results of this survey available to chapters for use in guiding the policies of their state dental societies and legislatures.
www.asdanet.org /about/history   (1648 words)

 The Ultimate ASDA Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
ASDA is a chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom offering food, clothing and general merchandise products.
ASDA went through a troubled period in the early 1990s, but was then revived under the leadership of Archie Norman, who later became a front bench Conservative MP.
The chief focus of ASDA's marketing campaign is its being the cheapest supermarket in the country- a claim often refuted by the competition especially Tesco however for the past 7 years independant surverys have found ASDA the cheapest.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/ASDA   (552 words)

 Corporate Watch : ASDA Wal-Mart : Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Asda has been criticised for misleading advertising, using suppliers who are known to have illegal employment practices, ignoring planning regulations and destroying greenbelt land, lack of serious environmental policy and blatant greenwash.
Asda overtook Sainbury’s in July 2003 (they are now floundering with 16.2% of the market) although it is still a long way off Tesco's almost unassailable 28% market share.
Asda was formed in 1965 by a group of farmers from Yorkshire, and its activities are still mainly based in the north of Britain.
www.corporatewatch.org /?lid=800   (1854 words)

 Scott's Asda Trims Bonuses On Poor Results - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Asda isn't yet saying how bad 2005 was, but a spokesman was being quoted in the British press today as saying that fewer than 40% of the retail giant's staff will get a bonus this year; 94% of the workforce got payouts the year before.
Asda has yet to release its own sales figures for the holiday season, though some analysts have predicted they will be a far cry from the 5.7% growth of Tesco or the 5.2% of Sainsbury.
Asda will be sticking to strategy this month as it launches its first January sale, a three-week non-food promotion which will cost it around $70 million.
www.forbes.com /facesinthenews/2006/01/20/walmart-asda-bonuses-cx_po_0120autofacescan06.html?partner=vnu   (445 words)

In 2000 Asda was exposed in a Panorama documentary as a buyer of produce from a supplier using illegal and exploitative labour.
Asda's final comment on the matter was, "We can play a part, we are playing a part, with an ethical trading policy that's robust and demanding, but we cannot do the job of the government, the police, the immigration service, all the other people who are involved.
Joanna Blythman describes the staff area in the Asda store she worked in as 'a little bit like being back at primary school', with wall displays including a history of Wal-Mart and league tables of colleagues' performance at work, with 'public declarations made in an almost Maoist spirit of self-criticism'.
www.derbygripe.co.uk /asda.htm   (2042 words)

 Asda Press Centre
ASDA has already successfully redesigned all its salad bags reducing the thickness of the plastic by 15%, and removed an unnecessary cardboard sleeve on a selection of its ready meals.
Last year ASDA opened four purpose-built recycling facilities at a cost of £32m in Lutterworth, Wakefield, Skelmersdale and Bedford enabling its fleet of delivery trucks to collect cardboard and plastic packaging from the back of stores.
ASDA has also entered into a Climate Change Levy (CCL) agreement with the Government and committed to reducing energy consumption in the most intensive areas of store operations by 10%.
www.asda-press.co.uk /pressrelease/35   (722 words)

 Wal-Mart's Not-So-Secret British Weapon
Asda's own home-grown philosophy of low prices and aggressive expansion fits neatly with Wal-Mart's worldview, so the giant U.S. chain sees it as the perfect cornerstone for its European plans.
Asda, in contrast, is nicely profitable: Operating profits in 1999 were about $715 million on sales of $13 billion.
Asda's stores were known for good deals on groceries, apparel, and electronics even before Wal-Mart bought the chain last July for $11 billion.
www.businessweek.com /2000/00_04/b3665095.htm   (615 words)

 ASDA Kwik Cricket - Kids Zone - ECB
ASDA Kwik Cricket is a simple game for all boys and girls from 5 years of age upwards.
This ASDA Kwik Cricket section shows you how the game is played with examples of different formats, and gives details of the Awards Scheme to test the children's skills as they develop.
ASDA, who initially became an official sponsor in March 2006, will work in partnership with the ECB to develop and implement two major campaigns designed to use ASDA Kwik Cricket as a vehicle to educate children about the benefits of healthy living and also raise the profile of the sport within communities.
www.ecb.co.uk /kids/kwik-cricket   (414 words)

 ASDA - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Little known to many brainwashed shoppers, ASDA is an acronym, and actually stands for Achieved Society for Dickheads and Assholes, and is consisted of some of the top lunatics in History, including the stuffed corpse of Sigmund Freud.
ASDA is now part of the Wal-Mart family, after a horrific gun shootout between the guy out of Reservoir Dogs family and Samuel Waltons family.
Asda is also been investigated by UK advertising chiefs in the case of advertising such boring SHIT on television and misleading the public into buying their products which contain added mouse droppings!
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Asda   (547 words)

ASDA are currently expanding their range of services to include Financial Services sold in store and at www.asda.com.
ASDA has been described by colleagues in postings to the GMB website as being the worst of all UK employers and the attacks are relentless, repeated and vitriolic in their nature and tone.
Asda supermarket group is to cut 1,400 managers in a move to slash the red ink and boost its profitability after losing market share.
www.solarnavigator.net /solar_cola/super_markets_stores/asda_supermarket_chain.htm   (2228 words)

 Asda, collections, clothing, wear, newspage
Asda said the jobs were in addition to workers being taken on at a new clothing distribution centre at Limeade, near Newcastle-under-Lyme in North Staffordshire.
Asda is trying to increase sales of its clothing range and other non-food goods to improve its profit margins.
ASDA has been at the forefront of the battle to reduce prices for customers and with its links to Wal-Mart, is well-placed to take advantage of any relaxation in laws surrounding use of the grey market.
www.fashionunited.co.uk /business/media/asda.htm   (598 words)

 ASDA releases latest drug testing results
ASDA also entered four athletes onto its Register of Notifiable Events (RNE) during the October to December 2004 quarter.
Below is a summary of entries made to ASDA’s RNE for the 1 October -31 December 2004 period.
ASDA is unable to publicly name the athletes involved in these entries, as revised legislation had not come into effect when the tests were conducted.
www.canoe.org.au /?Page=7484   (544 words)

 Asda-Wanted-older workers
ASDA believes this hands on approach, combined with the fact that it was recently voted Britain’s Best Company to Work for by a prestigious Sunday Times survey, will prove a powerful draw for older people craving a challenge in later life.
The pilot confirmed ASDA’s hunch that colleagues being over 50 were more than a match for those half their age when it came to enthusiasm, experience and offering excellent customer service.
Since the increase of the numbers of older workers ASDA has seen absenteeism drop to levels that are a third lower than its national average; labour turnover rates at one per cent less than ASDA average and a more flexible and better motivated workforce.
www.laterlife.com /laterlife-asda.htm   (762 words)

 ASDA Supermarkets
The check-out operator then re-checked the items in dispute without much success and finally called a supervisor [or trouble shooter] who, after some discussion with the cashier and the customer, went off with one of the items.
All this time the till was blocked and we just stood there and waited and it was not until the cashier finally served us that she apologised to us for this hold-up.
Having now had the opportunity to investigate this matter with my colleagues involved at the time, it is clear that we did not serve you as well as we should have done.
www.complaint-shop.co.uk /Asda.htm   (349 words)

 Food Standards Agency - Salmonella contamination of ASDA brand Camembert cheese
ASDA brand pre packed Camembert Taster cheese has been found to be contaminated with Salmonella.
ASDA Stores Ltd has undertaken a full product recall and will be placing product recall notices in national newspapers on 19 January 2005.
ASDA Stores Ltd have provided a customer care line the number for which is; 0500 100055
www.food.gov.uk /enforcement/alerts/2005/jan/asdacamembert   (215 words)

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