Asda to open hundreds of new express ‘convenience stores’ and create 10,000 jobs
Asda Express stores are designed to bring value products to even more customers and local communities throughout the UK.
Asda has announced plans to open 300 convenience stores over the next four years as it accelerates the rollout of its new Asda Express concept.
After the supermarket has this week opened its second Asda Express convenience store, the chain confirmed that it plans to open 300 more by the end of 2026, as well as create a whopping 10,000 new jobs, all while “bringing Asda value and products” to even more customers and local communities throughout the UK.
Asda says it is looking to bring the Express concept to customers in convenient neighbourhood and residential settings.
It is particularly targeting those areas where there isn’t an Asda store nearby.
Set to stock around 3,000 products, Asda Express stores are designed to cater for a broad range of customer needs, including ‘top up’ shops for essential items, grabbing a spot of lunch on the go, or buying the fresh ingredients to cook dinner from scratch.
Not only that, but customers can also enjoy a range of hot and cold ‘food for now’ options from Asda and partner brands like Leon, plus ‘food for later’ choices such as ready meals, pizzas, stir frys, and a selection of £10 meal deals for two people.
Asda’s ‘to you’ parcel collection and return services will also be available, as will a rapid delivery service through Uber Eats in some stores.
“A key part of our growth strategy is to provide customers with more opportunities to shop at Asda closer to where they live or work,” explained Mohsin Issa, co-owner of Asda.
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“With more than three quarters of the UK population visiting a convenience store in the last 12 months, the potential for growth in this market is significant, and our ambition is to become the convenience destination of choice by providing shoppers great value and a comprehensive and convenient range of products and services under one roof.”
The target of 300 Asda Express stores by the end of 2026 does not include the convenience stores that Asda is acquiring from the Co-op.
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