Supermarket staffs surprise shoppers with incredible flashmob dance

EagleHeadline | July. 28, 2017

You don't usually see this kind of thing when you nip down the supermarket to pick up a loaf of bread.

Shoppers at the opening of a new Asda superstore were treated to an impromptu flashmob featuring 'staff'.

Performers wearing full uniforms - from shelf stackers and checkout girls to butchers to bakers - took part in the stunt.

But despite looking the part, the men and women throwing shapes were actually from a local dance group No Biz like Show Biz.

Dancer Matt Walker - who was assistant choreographer on the routine to mark the opening of the South Ruislip store - shared a clip of the dance on Instagram.

He said: "A little snippet of our #ASDA flashmob created for the launch of the new mega complex.

"So much fun working with this amazing team last week, massive thanks to all involved."

The new 40,000 sq ft store was officially opened by the newly appointed Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Carol Melvin, alongside local charity Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support (HACS).

Asda's Local Marketing Manager Victoria Miller said the supermarket wanted to do something a "bit different" to celebrate the launch.

She revealed: "Since the store opened the rest of the leisure complex has also opened - including a cinema and restaurants - so we decided to put on a flash mob to surprise customers as part of a wider family fun day at the store, which also included arts and crafts, as well as food sampling.

"There were 20 dancers in the flash mob, all dressed in Asda uniforms who danced to choreographed routines for songs including Uptown Funk, Can’t stop the Feeling, Fame and What Do You Mean.

"We had a great reaction from the crowds who also got involved!!’

Store Manager Lee Randall also praised the dancers who took part and hailed the opening as a huge success.

He added: "We’d like to say a huge thank you to the volunteers at HACS, The Mayor of Hillingdon, and all of our new customers who helped to celebrate with us."

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