MORE than 100,000 staff at supermarket giant Asda are set to share annual bonuses worth £15m, it was announced today.
Workers at the firm's Huddersfield store at Bradford Road are among those who will receive up to £300 each in their pay packets as part of the retailer's benefits scheme.
The announcement came as the company's owner, US giant Wal-Mart, prepared to announce full year results for 2003.
Leeds-based Asda has now paid bonuses totalling nearly £50m since it introduced the scheme four years ago.
It said the average payout for a full-time employee would be £229 compared with £232 last year.
Chief executive Tony DeNunzio said the dedication and hard work of staff helped Asda become Britain's second biggest supermarket last year.
He said: "We think the best way to celebrate our success is to share it with all the colleagues who helped make it happen."
All stores have qualified for at least a 20% bonus and 103,805 workers are to benefit. Staff qualify for the bonus scheme after six months' service.
Asda serves an average 9.4m customers a week.