A SUPERMARKET worker will be jetting off to the USA after being selected for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Amy Openshaw has been the community champion at Asda's store in Oxford Road, Clacton, for the past three years.

She is one of only a handful of people in the UK selected to attend the shareholders conference of Walmart, the world's largest retailer, this June.

The company said Amy's commitment to improving the lives of those in and around the store will see her jetting off to the USA for her first time.

The three-day event takes place in Arkansas, which is where Walmart – the owner of Asda – has been based since it was formed in the 1950s.

The event is a celebration of the accomplishments of the business and its people, with the aim of sharing ideas from different countries, as well as showcasing their achievements.

It will be attended by over 15,000 Walmart workers and associates, from across the USA, as well as from China, India, Japan, Mexico and Brazil.

The conference features a surprise celebrity guest appearance to close.

The details are always a closely guarded secret, but in 2018 Jamie Foxx was the host and Jason Derulo preformed, alongside others such as Carley Ray Jepson.

Amy said: “I’m excited and very proud to be going to the USA to represent Clacton and Asda, it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“I can’t wait to meet some of my international colleagues and learn more about the different ways in which they provide brilliant service where they work – and I’ll be telling them all about the how we keep our customers happy here too.”

Clacton store manager Dean Bradbook said: “This is a fantastic way for our colleagues to learn more about how Walmart works in other countries by meeting colleagues from around the world and sharing experiences.

“We also encourage those that attend to share what they learn with their colleagues back home on their return.

"I’m sure all those that are going will have lots of fun but also find it a really rewarding experience.”