Asda has opened a new Express convenience store in Wiltshire as part of a national roll-out.

The new Asda Express in Pickwick Road, Corsham, opened its doors to shoppers at the Texaco filling station site on Thursday (January 25) and is one of 21 new convenience stores opening across the country by the end of the month.

Five of them opened on Thursday as the retailer continues its programme to convert the convenience stores it acquired from the Co-op and EG Group to its new Asda Express convenience brand.

Wiltshire Times: The new Asda Express in CorshamThe new Asda Express in Corsham (Image: John Baker)

Andy Perry, Asda’s vice-president of convenience, said: “After pausing our convenience roll-out during the festive period, the programme is now in full swing once more.

”We have exciting plans to accelerate the programme  over the next couple of months with the aim of converting all 470 stores acquired from the Co-op ands EG Group to Asda Express before the end of Q1.

“We are looking forward to opening our doors and welcoming customers in new locations right across the UK.”

The newly-converted Asda Express stores will 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 bread and milk.