Asda to open new Express store in Harrogate
Feb 22, 2024
The site on Wetherby Road.

A new Asda Express convenience store is set to open in Harrogate early next month.

The Spar shop at the Esso garage on Wetherby Road is being rebranded by Asda. The Esso garage will remain but the shop will become an Asda Express, stocking up to 3,000 branded and own-label products.

Asda told The Stray Ferret that the new store is expected to open on March 5 as part of an ongoing programme to convert sites acquired from EG Group and Co-Op.

Asda plans to open 110 Express stores in February, of which 109 are former Co-Op and EG Group sites.

The move is part of Asda’s long-term plan to expand into the convenience market and become the second largest UK supermarket.

An illustrative shot of an Asda Express.

Two Asda Express stores opened in Knaresborough, as reported by the Stray Ferret last month. There are also plans to convert two sites in York and Leeds.

Andy Perry, managing director of Convenience at Asda, said:

“This conversion programme is an incredibly exciting moment for our business and accelerates our presence in the fast-growing convenience market. We look forward to bringing Asda’s great value in fuel and groceries to many more communities across the UK.”

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