Pensioner becomes star of show at ASDA relaunch

Pensioner Roy Weston was given the privilege of being the guest of honour at this month’s grand reopening of the Brierley Hill store in the West Midlands.
Mr Weston was the first customer to enter the supermarket when it first set up shop more than 35 years ago and he has been a loyal customer at the branch ever since.
The retired groundsman was photographed with Martin Overton, the store manager, Alan Finch, the mayor of Dudley and Steph Walker, the grocer’s community colleague.
Mr Weston first met his wife Maureen over 50 years ago and they have been married for 49 years with one daughter.
ASDA Brierley Hill first opened in 1978 but has not had a refit that includes a specialised George 21 department, as well as the coveted Click and Collect service that has become hugely popular among the supermarket chain’s clientele.
Many ASDA branches have benefited from refits in recent years as the grocer looks to reduce its electricity usage by installing new lighting and energy management systems.