Asda to open 356 new locations after multi-million pound deal starting in weeks – is one coming near you?

ASDA is set to expand and open 356 new petrol station convenience stores in the coming weeks, and one could appear near you.

The member of the big four will open the stores in England, Scotland and Wales and the project is expected to be completed in 2026.

Asda, is set to open 356 new stores

The stores will have everything you expect from a petrol station stop, as well as snacks, coffee and “top-up” facilities.

Locations where the new Asdas will appear include Astley, Manchester Road, Amesbury, Solstice Park, Gillingham , Beechings Way and many more, according to Time Out.

The announcement comes as the supermarket chain has bought the EG Group, which is owned by the billionaire Issa brothers. 

Asda states it hopes the new deal will bring its value pricing “closer to millions of customers.”

The chair of the chain, Stuart Rose, said he hopes the expansion will be “a win for customers.”

He added: “The combination of Asda and EG UK will only create more opportunities for Asda to bring that focus on value to even more communities – as well as driving the sustainable growth of the business through a convenience offer of genuine scale and substance.”

The co-owner of Asda said: “We have worked at pace over the last 12 months to deliver a compelling convenience proposition from a standing start.

He continued: “With the deal complete, we can focus on delivering the growth opportunities.

“That means lowering the price of fuel for more motorists, bringing Asda’s great value and quality to more communities, offering greater opportunities to our supplier partners and creating sustainable job opportunities for colleagues in our stores and depots.”

The deal was first announced back in May as the billionaire Issa brothers unveiled the £2.3billion merger.

Tycoons Mohsin and Zuber Issa — who began their EG empire with one derelict petrol station in Bury, Gtr Manchester, and are now 40th on The Sunday Times Rich List — bought Asda in a debt-fuelled £6.8billion deal in 2020.

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