Asda is to open over 30 Express convenience stores in the coming weeks across the UK.
Eight stores, including the grocer’s 200th site, will open their doors today (7 December) in locations including Norwich, Eastleigh, Bournemouth, Wakefield, Halifax, Durham, Staffordshire and Wimborne.
It comes as Asda continues its rapid rollout of Co-op and EG Group conversions, as well as the opening of its standalone stores in Manchester, Salford and Romford this week.
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Last month, the supermarket giant said it would convert all 356 of the EG Group convenience sites it acquired to Express stores by next summer.
The newly-converted stores stock up to 3,000 branded and own-label products including essentials such as milk and bread, on-the-go lunch items, and dinner ingredients.
An Asda spokesperson said: “This acceleration into convenience plays a key role in our ambition to grow our 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.”