Asda will open 110 Asda Express convenience stores in February – a record for a single month – to accelerate its growth strategy in convenience and put it firmly on track to reach 1,000 UK stores in total for the first time.
The supermarket will convert 109 former convenience stores acquired from the Co-op and EG Group to Asda Express this month (with one additional organic opening), as part of a multi-million pound investment and its commitment to become the second largest grocery retailer in the UK.
This will ensure that Asda brings its great value in fuel, where it is already the price leader among the supermarkets, to many more communities across the UK. Additionally, customers shopping for groceries at Asda Express can expect to save an average of 8% compared to the former Co-op stores and 15% in comparison to the former EG Group convenience sites.
Asda continues to deliver on its programme to convert all 470 convenience sites acquired from the Co-op and EG Group to Asda Express before the end of March. The supermarket had converted 259 sites by the end of January, in addition to the eight organic Asda Express sites already open.
One of them is a store near Grantham, off the A1 southbound sliproad at Colsterworth. It is set to open on February 15th