Asda has announced it will be opening 110 Asda Express convenience stores this month.
The retailer will convert 109 former convenience stores acquired from the Co-op and EG Group to Asda Express this month and open one new standalone Express store in Birmingham.

Blackburn brothers Mohsin and Uber Issa co-own Asda alongside a private equity firm.
The new stores are located in all corners of the UK, from the Isle of Skye in the Hebrides to Plymouth in Devon and Ipswich in Suffolk.

In Lancashire the new stores will open on Blackpool Road, Preston; Owen Road, Lancaster; Regents Road, Morecambe, County Road, Ormskirk and Fleetwood Road, Thornton-Cleveleys.

Asda Express stores stock up to 3,000 branded and own-label products. 
Asda is continuing 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 standalone Asda Express sites already open. 
The number of openings in February will also bring Asda’s combined supermarket and convenience estate to its biggest in its 58-year history as the business hits the landmark of 1,000 UK stores. 

Lancashire Telegraph:
Asda’s Vice President of Convenience, Andy Perry said: “Asda’s significant investment in building a nationwide chain of convenience stores is a key component of our long-term strategy to become the number two player in UK grocery.

"February is a transformational month for programme with a record number of store openings and conversion of all former Co-op sites to Asda Express sites.

"The teams have worked at pace to reach this point and we look forward to bringing Asda’s quality and low prices to many more communities across the UK.”

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Asda acquired 132 convenience stores and attached fuel forecourts in August 2022 for £438m. The acquisition received regulatory approval from the Competition and Markets Authority in June last year after Asda agreed to divest 13 sites to satisfy competition requirements.   
Asda completed the £2.07bn acquisition of EG Group’s UK business in October.