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
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
- 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.”