Asda completes record month of 81 Asda Express openings
Asda has announced that it has opened a record 81 new Asda Express stores in December.
This has included the conversion of some recently acquired Co-op and EG UK sites and the launch of eight standalone Asda Express stores.
Andy Perry, managing director of convenience at Asda, said: “It has been a Herculean effort by the teams involved in our Asda Express roll out to convert 81 stores in one month as part of our commitment to bringing Asda’s great value offer to even more communities.
“Expansion into the growing convenience market is a key pillar of our long-term strategy to become the UK’s second largest supermarket retailer – and we know how important Asda’s great value is to families managing cost of living pressures – especially in the run-up to Christmas.”
With 229 Asda Express sites nationwide, Asda is now on track to have 1,000 stores across the UK and Northern Ireland by March. At this point, the supermarket will have its biggest-ever store estate.
The latest openings include Asda’s first convenience store in Manchester city centre and three new London sites in Romford, Acton and Ealing. Asda plans to open a further 11 Express stores in the capital next year.
Perry added: “As we head into 2024 it is incredibly exciting to see the continued roll out of Asda Express stores into more communities – meaning customers will be able to access Asda amazing value and quality in more locations than ever in its proud history.”