Asda to create 10,000 jobs with nationwide convenience store rollout

Asda has said it will create 10,000 new roles over the next four years as the retailer plans a nationwide roll out of its new express store concept.

The supermarket plans to open 300 convenience stores by the end of 2026.

The announcement comes as the company opens its second Asda Express convenience store.

The move comes after Asda announced plans to open its first couple of standalone convenience stores before the end of the year.

The supermarket retailer said it wants to step up its presence in the convenience market, opening 30 more stores next year, which will create around 500 new jobs.

The company said that the move forms part of its plans to become the UK's second largest supermarket.

The stores will stock roughly 3,000 products across fresh, ambient and chilled groceries, as well as alcohol and its premium range.

“A key part of our growth strategy is to provide customers with more opportunities to shop at Asda closer to where they live or work," said Mohsin Issa, Asda's co-owner. "With more than three quarters of the UK population visiting a convenience store in the last 12 months, the potential for growth in this market is significant."

He added: "Our ambition is to become the convenience destination of choice by providing shoppers great value and a comprehensive and convenient range of products and services under one roof.”

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