UK | Asda has announced that it has opened its 100th Asda Express store this week, following its rapid rollout of Co-op and EG Group conversions.
Last month, Asda completed the acquisition of EG Group’s UK business, meaning the retailer will take on hundreds of new convenience stores. This announcement followed the news that Asda had also started its program to convert 116 convenience Co-op petrol stations to its Asda Express convenience brand.
The 100th store opened earlier this week in Hexham – bringing Asda quality and value to the local community following the conversion of an EG petrol forecourt.
A further 30 stores were opened this week in Birkenhead, Solihull, Manchester, Northallerton, Bradford and Retford.
The newly converted Asda Express stores stock up to 3,000 branded and own-label products to suit a broad range of customer needs, including ‘top-up’ shops for essential items such as milk and bread, grabbing lunch on the go or cooking dinner from scratch.
An Asda spokesperson said that this acceleration into convenience plays a key role in Asda’s ambition to grow its share and become the number two supermarket in the UK.
“We look forward to bringing Asda’s great value fuel and groceries to more communities across the UK as we continue our rollout in the coming months,” said the Asda spokesperson.