ASDA is set to open three new convenience stores in Wrexham and Flintshire later this month.

The supermarket chain is hoping to reach 1,000 UK stores in total for the first time.

As part of that, the retailer will convert 109 former convenience stores acquired from the Co-op and EG Group to Asda Express this month.

In Flintshire, ASDA will open a store on Chester Road, Mold on February 14 and a store on Church Street, Connah's Quay a day earlier (February 13).

While in Wrexham it will open on the A5156/A534 junction on February 20. 

Asda Express stores stock up to 3,000 branded and own-label products to suit a broad range of customer needs including ‘top up’ shops for essential items such as milk and bread, grabbing lunch on the go or cooking dinner from scratch.

The new sites will ensure that Asda brings its great value in fuel, where it is already the price leader among the supermarkets, to many more communities across the UK.

Additionally, customers shopping for groceries at Asda Express can expect to save an average of 8% compared to the former Co-op stores and 15% in comparison to the former EG Group convenience sites. 

Asda is continuing its programme to convert all 470 convenience sites acquired from the Co-op and EG Group to Asda Express before the end of March.


The record number of openings in February will also bring Asda’s combined supermarket and convenience estate to its biggest in its 58-year history as the business hits the landmark of 1,000 UK stores.

The Leader: ASDA will open three new stores in Wrexham and FlintshireASDA will open three new stores in Wrexham and Flintshire (Image: ASDA)

Andy Perry, Asda’s Vice President of Convenience, said: “Asda’s significant investment in building a nationwide chain of convenience stores is a key component of our long-term strategy to become the number two player in UK grocery.

"February is a transformational month for programme with a record number of store openings and conversion of all former Co-op sites to Asda Express sites. The teams have worked at pace to reach this point and we look forward to bringing Asda’s quality and low prices to many more communities across the UK.”

Asda’s ongoing expansion into the fast-growing £40bn convenience and £60bn food to go has been a key pillar of the retailer’s strategy since the acquisition by the Issa brothers and TDR Capital completed in 2021.