Asda opening 24 Express stores in Scotland in 'rapid rollout'

Dozens of new convenience shop locations will open in the coming months.

Asda launches 24 Express stores in Scotland amid ‘rapid rollout’ of locations Getty Images

Asda will open 24 Express shops in Scotland as it continues a rapid roll out of convenience stores across the UK.

The supermarket giant announced a host of new locations in its estate in the coming weeks, with the first due to open in Glasgow.

The new store will open on Edinburgh Road on December 12.

Asda confirmed another 23 Express shops would be coming to Scotland in the coming weeks following its acquisition of the Co-op.

The news comes after the company opened its 100th Express store in Hexham following its rapid rollout of Co-op and EG Group conversions.

The newly converted Asda Express stores will stock up to 3,000 branded and own-label products including “top up” essential items such as milk and bread.

Asda acquired 132 sites from the Co-op last year in a £438m deal as part of its long-term strategy to become the UK’s second largest supermarket, by moving into the fast-growing convenience £40bn convenience market.

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.”

The stores opening can be found in all corners of the UK – in locations such as Durham, Stoke, Birmingham, Manchester, Halifax and Bournemouth.

The supermarket chain will also open an additional 310 stores in England and 22 in Wales in the coming weeks.

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