ASDA has announced it is opening three new convenience stores in Scotland.

The company has kick-started its program to convert 116 Co-op petrol forecourts into Asda Express sites.

The first store part of the program, in Birkhill in Dundee, opened on October 5 and Asda has now revealed a further three Scottish stores are planned to open before the end of March 2024.

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They will be located in Dounby, Broadford and Aberfeldy.

Asda acquired 132 sites from the Co-op last year in a £438 million deal as part of its long-term strategy to become the UK’s second largest supermarket by moving into the growing convenience market.

The converted Asda Express sites will stock up to 3000 branded and own-label products.

Vice president of convenience at Asda Andy Perry said: “The opening of our first Asda Express store in Scotland is an incredibly exciting moment for our business as we accelerate our presence in the fast-growing convenience market.

“We look forward to bringing Asda’s great value in fuel and groceries to more communities in Scotland as we progress our store conversions.”