11 Co-operative petrol stations reopened as Asda Express

Asda acquired 132 sites from the co-op in a £438 million deal last year as part of a long-term strategy to become the UK’s second-largest supermarket.

The supermarket giant will convert 116 convenience stores and associated petrol station forecourts acquired as part of the Co-op deal into Asda Express locations.

Co-operative petrol stations have reopened as Asda Express locations

The first 11 former cooperative Websites were renamed and opened as Asda Express.

The Northern Echo: Asda acquired 132 sites from the co-operative in a deal worth £438m last year.Asda acquired 132 sites from the co-operative in a deal worth £438m last year. (Image: PA)

AsdaMohsin Issa, co-owner of , said: “The launch of our conversion program is an incredibly exciting moment for our company and accelerates our presence in the fast-growing convenience market.

“We look forward to bringing Asda’s great value in fuel and food to many more communities across the UK and welcoming over 2,000 former Co-op colleagues to the Asda family in the coming months.”

The 11 former Co-op locations that have reopened as Asda Express are:

  • Milnsbridge-Manchester Road
  • Ellistown-Midland Rd
  • Locking – Locking Moor Road
  • Hillingdon-Uxbridge Road
  • Nether Poppleton – Great North Way
  • Birkhill-Dundee
  • Mytholmroyd – Burnley Road
  • Plymouth – Wembury Road
  • Bramley – Horsham Road
  • Chorley – Moor Road
  • Gosforth-Rotary Way

The supermarket giant hopes to rebrand and open the remaining 105 stores by early next year.

Asda added: “Customers can also be confident they are saving when Asda comes to town, as base prices at Asda’s current express stores are on average 8.9% cheaper than at The Co-op.”


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